Biden Takes Credit for Iraq

Both President Obama and Vice-President Biden campaigned against the surge in Iraq.  Now that the surge has worked and Iraq is more stable, Biden gets on Larry King Live and says that Iraq will be one of the major successes of the Administration.  So they blame Bush for the negatives and take credit for the success, is that an honest Administration?  This from The Atlantic Wire:

  • How Can He Take Credit for Iraq? asks Andrew Malcolm at the Los Angeles Times: “Many Americans recall the ex-Sen. Biden’s Democratic primary plans to give in to Iraq’s fractious factions and carve the country into three territories. And even more probably recall Biden’s boss’ plan to halt the Iraq war years ago. As long as it got started anyway without the permission of the then state senator. Plus, of course, Obama’s vehement opposition to the 2007 American troop surge of you-know-who from Texas that Obama knew for certain was only going to worsen sectarian strife there.”
  • They’ve Turned Inventing Truths Into an Art Form, writes Sister Toldjah: “Hey, did you know that Barack Obama was the most bipartisan President evah? He’s ‘created or saved millions of jobs’! Not only that, but his administration is the most ‘open and accountable in history.’ And lobbyists? They have ‘no influence.'”
  • Say It Ain’t  So, Joe! writes Betsy Newmark: “The only credit that ‘this administration’ deserves is for not messing too much with the much improved situation that Bush fought to bring to Iraq.”
  • “Wow,” sighs Kathryn Jean Lopez at National Review. “Things are pretty bad off for the current administration when it has to steal from the previous one to find an accomplishment.”

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

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