Michael Schaus

You have to love Joe Biden. Well… You don’t have to. But it was very thoughtful of Barack Obama, knowing that the media would protect him with such effectiveness during his tenure, to give Republicans a small gift in the form of a blundering Vice President. Case in point: Remember when Biden called Iraq’s long term peace, one of Obama’s greatest achievements:

Wow. Short lived success, don’t ya think? For those of you who don’t keep up on foreign policy, here’s what’s happening in Iraq right now: An Islamist group that finds Al Qaeda to be too warm and fuzzy for their tastes, has done its best to begin another civil war. Having already launched an offensive in Syria, the group of super-Osamas have decided to try to take over Iraq. It’s kinda easy now, given that the USA has withdrawn all of its troops and the Iraqi Defense Forces are undertrained and inexperienced.

Of course, even with Islamists who are too extreme for Al Qaeda tearing through the country, our State Department insists on spinning events, rather than analyzing them:

Really? It wasn’t a mistake to pull completely out of Iraq? So… I guess you planned on this group of murderous thugs terrorizing the region. Right?

The truth is, these events didn’t occur in a vacuum. In fact, they were fairly easy to predict. Unless of course you’re a leftwing, Code-Pink liberal who think a hug and a Hallmark card will make the world start signing Kumbaya. Hillary “What Difference Does It Make” Clinton said there wasno way she could have predicted the events that are unfolding in Iraq. Really? Because almost everyone else saw this coming. So, let’s run through a little history (not Common-Core approved):

Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership.

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