Monday, September 10, 2007

Mr. Know-It-All

Let's give credit where credit is due: not all Democrats are denouncing Iraqi theater commander General David Petraeus as a miserable bleeping Bushophilic liar. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman "Slow Joe" Biden (D-DE) is condemning him as an ignorant, bumbling boob instead (via Powerline):
President Bush's war strategy is failing and the top military commander in Iraq is "dead flat wrong" for warning against major changes, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday.

Ahead of two days of crucial testimony by Bush's leading military and political advisers on Iraq, Senator Joseph Biden indicated that he and other Democrats would persist in efforts to set target dates for bringing troops home.

"The reality is that although there's been some mild security progress, there is in fact no security in Baghdad or Anbar province where I was dealing with the most serious problem, sectarian violence," said Biden, a 2008 presidential candidate who recently returned from Iraq.
Says the wannabe armchair general based on a single junket to the genuine article who has been in Iraq directly overseeing the Surge for the past eight months.

Aside from the target being the General's professional competence rather than his moral character, Biden's rhetoric matches the Donk party line: their defeatist framework is the only one in which any debate on the war is allowed, and any deviation from that framework is automatically a "lie" or "dead flat wrong." Facts and reality are irrelevant; only left-wing ideology matters. How very stalinist of them.

For Senator Hairplugs' sake, I hope he never comes down with a brain tumor. With his hideously distended ego, Biden would dismiss any doctor's prognosis as "dead flat wrong" and insist upon performing brain surgery on himself. Getting inside his own skull and discovering that it's mostly empty could be a shock from which even he might not survive long enough to creatively embellish into his socialized medicine metaphor.