Biden: Distrusted and Dismissed by Iraqis
It’s funny how Iraqis seem to be reacting to Obama’s pick of Senator Joe ‘Hair-Plug’ Biden for the VP slot: the unanimous tone, as voiced by Iraqi politicians and analysts on Iraqi TV stations and on Al-Hurra-Iraq, is that Biden is not so knowledgeable on Iraq, or foreign policy in general.
Wasn’t Biden’s ‘intellectual’ heft supposed to be the whole point of adding him to the Obama ticket to balance out the greenhorn factor?
Iraq’s political class doesn’t seem to be buying it, though. They are not reassured by the Biden pick, whose name is forever associated, in Iraqi eyes, with a hastily-thought plan to divide Iraq that he publicly announced at Dr. Bernard Lewis’ 90th birthday celebration in Philadelphia on May 1, 2006.
The American public doesn’t seem to be buying it either, for the polls are demonstrating that there’s been no Biden bump to speak of whatsoever. Wait, isn’t Delaware a subsidiary of the DuPont Pharmaceutical Empire? Don't tell me that it's that stretch of 95 that overcharges on tolls?
For my part, this is what I thought of the Biden plan at the time: What About the Druze?
Shouldn't some reporter be asking Biden if he still stands behind his own plan?