Joe Biden in 2002: "We Have to Eliminate Saddam"… Joe Biden in 2010: "Iraq War Wasn't Worth It" (Videos)

In April 2007 Senator Joe Biden went on Meet the Press and dispelled rumors that Bush lied about Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction. Biden said before the war in 2002 that Saddam “had to be eliminated” and that he had to be “dislodged from power.” Biden voted in support of the Iraq War:

Here is the transcript of Joe Biden speaking about Saddam’s WMD.
Joe Biden on Meet the Press on Sunday April 29, 2007:

MR. RUSSERT: I want to go back to 2002, because it’s important as to what people were saying then and what the American people were hearing. Here’s Joe Biden about Saddam Hussein: “He’s a long term threat and a short term threat to our national security.”

“We have no choice but to eliminate the threat. This is a guy who is an extreme danger to the world.”

“He must be dislodged from his weapons or dislodged from power.” You were emphatic about that.

SEN. BIDEN: That’s right, and I was correct about that. He must be, in fact—and remember the weapons we were talking about. I also said on your show, that’s part of what I said, but not all of what I meant. What I also said on your show at the time was that I did not think he had weaponized his material, but he did have. When, when the inspectors left after Saddam kicked them out, there was a cataloguing at the United Nations saying he had X tons of, X amount of, and they listed the various materials he had. The big issue, remember, on this show we talked about, was whether he had weaponized them. Remember you asked me about those flights that were taking place in southern Iraq, where—were they spraying anthrax? And, you know, what would happen? And, you know, so on and so forth. And I pointed out to you that they had not developed that capacity at all. But he did have these stockpiles everywhere.

MR. RUSSERT: Where are they?

SEN. BIDEN: Well, the point is, it turned out they didn’t, but everyone in the world thought he had them.

The weapons inspectors said he had them. He catalogued—they catalogued them. This was not some, some Cheney, you know, pipe dream. This was, in fact, catalogued. They looked at them and catalogued. What he did with them, who knows? The real mystery is, if he, if he didn’t have any of them left, why didn’t he say so? Well, a lot of people say if he had said that, he would’ve, you know, emboldened Iran and so on and so forth.

Again… Biden was for the war–
He just didn’t want to finish it.

But, that was back in 2007.
Today Vice President Joe Biden said the Iraq War wasn’t worth it.

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It’s unfortunate that our state-run media reporters don’t do their homework before they interview these democrats. Or maybe they just don’t want to embarrass them and report the truth?

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  • Militant Conservative

    Homer Simpson has nothing on this guy. DUHOH!!!!!

  • Jayne on the left coast

    These fools are like the thieves who see themselves on video committing a crime and still say I didn’t do it.

  • Major Kong

    Just a couple of days ago this jerk was trying to seize the success of the Iraqi war as being one of the man-child’s great accomplishments. Today, not so much. I wonder what it is like to awaken everyday with your mind scrubbed thoroughly clean of past events and statements you’ve made and then issue new statements absolutely contradictory of what you’re on record as saying? Oh well, down the rabbit hole again…

  • Liz

    Nothing surprises me anymore. Democrats in 2009/2010 are the epitome of dirty politics. I also have thought that Biden has the early onset of dementia. I am serious and not making jokes. He doesn’t remember what he said two hours ago let alone 8 years ago.

  • Dell

    Somewhere in Dallas, George W. Bush is laughing his a$$ off.

  • ck

    You got that right Dell

  • Robert

    These guys are scrambling and it shows.

    One day one’s a buffoon and the other is a dunce.

    Then they switch roles.

  • kansas

    The Iraq War wasn’t worth it but will be the Obama Administrations great achievement? How long can the media make this guy look like he has a clue?

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  • Major Kong

    This is what happens when neither party has a modicum of shame. Beiden no shame in what he says. Media no shame in being completely played and acting like democratic party apparatchik.

  • Little David Puddy

    The greatest achivement for the Obama admistraition wil be winning NBC (4) consecutive Emmy’s for Outstanding Comedy Series (The Obama Admisistration), Outstanding lead actor in a Comedy Series (Barack Hussein Obama), and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Joe Biden). They may also may create a new special category for the admistration to win: Outstanding Merit in Fictional Film making.
    It’s no wonder network sitcoms are rating so poorly when the nations leaders are the most hilarious thing on Television.

  • BurmaShave

    As you say:

    “It’s unfortunate that our state-run media reporters don’t do their homework before they interview these democrats. Or maybe they just don’t want to embarrass them and report the truth?”

    It is unfortunate; and probably they at the state run media are too much concerned with adoring Obama, like a sun flower always facing the sun, to care about the truth. However, a new media, such as GP, is gradually sprouting up and replacing the old Liberal Media. The question is: when they die away in a few years, will they even then realize that they long long ago forfeited their jobs, role, and legitimacy?

  • bg


    Democrats, due to their forked tongues, can’t
    help but speak out both sides of their mouths..

    Obama switches position almost as often
    & as fast as he turns his head side to side..

    President Victim Victorious & VP Dividin’ Biden..


  • bg


    re: Biden / Russert..

    yes, all of that & a lot more was true, but name one time we heard
    the truth from the Dems after the Saddam Regime was deposed??

    seriously, aside from BUSH LIED.. what else did we we ever hear from
    the Dems, the Marxist Support Machine & anti-Bush/America clowns??


  • Bobbi

    Pamela Geller has been reporting over the past week or so on the Grand Mufti’s covered up role in the Holocaust. Somehow he was never tried for his role in it. he went on to mentor the Muslim Brotherhood, Saddam Hussein and Arafat, and his work continues on in today’s jihadists.
    Just like “Mein Kampf” was ‘verboten’ after the WWII, so should the Koran have been banned as well

  • Greg

    Maybe the Nobel Committee should consider another Nobel Prize for Progressive’s like Joe who are spreading humor the world over with their “Enlightened Doublespeak”?

  • Major Kong

    So, Mr. Biden, after consideration of your latest “assessment” of the Iraq war, I suppose the logical conclusion and therefore message to those who lost loved ones serving in Iraq is: “They died for nothing.” Would that be about correct, sir?

  • Sojourner

    ..haaa… I’d love to see Cheney take on this fop in a light of truth debate….he’d wipe the floor with him.

  • bg


    Bobbi @ 5:08 pm #15

    good for Pamela..

    been reporting on others reports on that for years..

    Arafat’s Uncle

    Yasser Arafat aka: Mohammed Abdel Rahman
    Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini, etc..

    Hitler & the Grand Mufti of Jerusaalem


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