Part I Transcirpt
The first part of the YouTube debate among Democratic presidential contenders focussed on the Iraq War. Senator Joe Biden, whose main claim to fame is a plagiarism scandal, certainly lived down to the lowest expectations during his performance on the issue of the Iraq war.
BIDEN: Anderson, you've been there. You know we can't just pull out now. Let's get something straight. It's time to start to tell the truth. The truth of the matter is: If we started today, it would take one year, one year to get 160,000 troops physically out of Iraq, logistically.
This is laughable. It literally took a couple of weeks to occupy Iraq. The notion that it would take our troops a year to get out goes beyond being merely silly. Biden's lie insults the intelligence of anyone with an IQ over 60.
BIDEN: There's not one person in here that can say we're going to eliminate all troops...
... unless you're going to eliminate every physical person who's an American in Iraq.
Kucinich is a person, and a presidential candidate. Biden isn't just lying about the war, he's lying about the position of another candidate here. He also is showing his incapacity to think rationally. Does any sane person really believe that US aid workers will be unwelcome in Iraq once the occupation is over? Even Arab and Muslim American aid workers?
BIDEN: Number one, there is not a single military man in this audience who will tell this senator he can get those troops out in six months if the order goes today.
The only way this could possibly be true is if there were no military men in the audience. (Also notice that he acts like there are no women in the military.) Biden isn't just lying. He is insulting our military. Any even remotely competent military could succeed in that mission much sooner than in six months. Biden is accusing the US military of being the most incompetent military in the history of this Earth.
Biden is basically a bought politician who will say or do anything to keep his corporate and wealthy donors happy, even if it means killing thousands more of our troops and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. If he runs for reelection to the Senate, he definitely deserves a primary challenge.