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..

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  • 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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  • Jerry M

    If Bush lied about WMD, in addition to Biden, he had the following Democrat co-conspirators:

    “This December will mark three years since United Nations inspectors last visited Iraq. There is no doubt that since that time, Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to refine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer- range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.” — From a December 6, 2001 letter signed by Bob Graham, Joe Lieberman, Harold Ford, & Tom Lantos among others

    “Whereas Iraq has consistently breached its cease-fire agreement between Iraq and the United States, entered into on March 3, 1991, by failing to dismantle its weapons of mass destruction program, and refusing to permit monitoring and verification by United Nations inspections; Whereas Iraq has developed weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological capabilities, and has made positive progress toward developing nuclear weapons capabilities” — From a joint resolution submitted by Tom Harkin and Arlen Specter on July 18, 2002

    “(Saddam) will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction and some day, some way, I am certain he will use that arsenal again, as he has 10 times since 1983” — National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, Feb 18, 1998

    “Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.” — Barbara Boxer, November 8, 2002

    “The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retained some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capability. Intelligence reports also indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons, but has not yet achieved nuclear capability.” — Robert Byrd, October 2002

    “There’s no question that Saddam Hussein is a threat… Yes, he has chemical and biological weapons. He’s had those for a long time. But the United States right now is on a very much different defensive posture than we were before September 11th of 2001… He is, as far as we know, actively pursuing nuclear capabilities, though he doesn’t have nuclear warheads yet. If he were to acquire nuclear weapons, I think our friends in the region would face greatly increased risks as would we.” — Wesley Clark on September 26, 2002

    “What is at stake is how to answer the potential threat Iraq represents with the risk of proliferation of WMD. Baghdad’s regime did use such weapons in the past. Today, a number of evidences may lead to think that, over the past four years, in the absence of international inspectors, this country has continued armament programs.” — Jacques Chirac, October 16, 2002

    “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security.” — Hillary Clinton, October 10, 2002

    “I am absolutely convinced that there are weapons…I saw evidence back in 1998 when we would see the inspectors being barred from gaining entry into a warehouse for three hours with trucks rolling up and then moving those trucks out.” — Clinton’s Secretary of Defense William Cohen in April of 2003

    “Saddam Hussein’s regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal.” — John Edwards, Oct 10, 2002

    “The debate over Iraq is not about politics. It is about national security. It should be clear that our national security requires Congress to send a clear message to Iraq and the world: America is united in its determination to eliminate forever the threat of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.” — John Edwards, Oct 10, 2002

    “I share the administration’s goals in dealing with Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction.” — Dick Gephardt in September of 2002

    “Iraq does pose a serious threat to the stability of the Persian Gulf and we should organize an international coalition to eliminate his access to weapons of mass destruction. Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.” — Al Gore, 2002

    “We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.” — Bob Graham, December 2002

    “Saddam Hussein is not the only deranged dictator who is willing to deprive his people in order to acquire weapons of mass destruction.” — Jim Jeffords, October 8, 2002

    “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.” — Ted Kennedy, September 27, 2002

    “There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein’s regime is a serious danger, that he is a tyrant, and that his pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction cannot be tolerated. He must be disarmed.” — Ted Kennedy, Sept 27, 2002

    “I will be voting to give the president of the United States the authority to use force – if necessary – to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.” — John F. Kerry, Oct 2002

    “The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new. It has been with us since the end of that war, and particularly in the last 4 years we know after Operation Desert Fox failed to force him to reaccept them, that he has continued to build those weapons. He has had a free hand for 4 years to reconstitute these weapons, allowing the world, during the interval, to lose the focus we had on weapons of mass destruction and the issue of proliferation.” — John Kerry, October 9, 2002

    “(W)e need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. …And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War.” — John Kerry, Jan 23, 2003

    “We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandates of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.” — Carl Levin, Sept 19, 2002

    “Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons, biological weapons, and the development of nuclear weapons is a day of danger for the United States.” — Joe Lieberman, August, 2002

    “Over the years, Iraq has worked to develop nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. During 1991 – 1994, despite Iraq’s denials, U.N. inspectors discovered and dismantled a large network of nuclear facilities that Iraq was using to develop nuclear weapons. Various reports indicate that Iraq is still actively pursuing nuclear weapons capability. There is no reason to think otherwise. Beyond nuclear weapons, Iraq has actively pursued biological and chemical weapons.U.N. inspectors have said that Iraq’s claims about biological weapons is neither credible nor verifiable. In 1986, Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran, and later, against its own Kurdish population. While weapons inspections have been successful in the past, there have been no inspections since the end of 1998. There can be no doubt that Iraq has continued to pursue its goal of obtaining weapons of mass destruction.” — Patty Murray, October 9, 2002

    “There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years. And that may happen sooner if he can obtain access to enriched uranium from foreign sources — something that is not that difficult in the current world. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.” — John Rockefeller, Oct 10, 2002

    “Saddam’s existing biological and chemical weapons capabilities pose a very real threat to America, now. Saddam has used chemical weapons before, both against Iraq’s enemies and against his own people. He is working to develop delivery systems like missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that could bring these deadly weapons against U.S. forces and U.S. facilities in the Middle East.” — John Rockefeller, Oct 10, 2002

    “Whether one agrees or disagrees with the Administration’s policy towards Iraq, I don’t think there can be any question about Saddam’s conduct. He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do. He lies and cheats; he snubs the mandate and authority of international weapons inspectors; and he games the system to keep buying time against enforcement of the just and legitimate demands of the United Nations, the Security Council, the United States and our allies. Those are simply the facts.” — Henry Waxman, Oct 10, 2002

  • Wow, Biden really is stupid. He just admitted that Bush didn’t “lie” about WMDs and that the info stating he had them came from the UN, as I’ve been trying to tell people and documenting on my site for a while.

  • bg

    ++

    Scott @ 8:00 am #22

    yes he did & you are not alone..

    insufferable liar..

    9/11 Commission Vice Chair Lee Hamilton: Obama, Other Leaders,
    Too Complacent About Protecting Nation From Terrorism

    [“I just think what’s pervasive through the country, and has been now for a number of years, is the complacency, an inertia, a business-as-usual attitude … that I think is harmful,” former 9/11 Commission Vice Chair Lee Hamilton told ABC News. This, he says, includes the entire political leadership of the United States — President Obama, leaders of Congress and the “many, many people that have had a part in Homeland Security.”

    “You can’t put all the responsibility on the president, but obviously he shares a major part of it,” said Hamilton, a former Democratic congressman. “His speech yesterday suggested he’s going to bear down
    on this, I hope that’s the case.”

    Hamilton spoke to us for the Political Punch Podcast,
    which you can listen to HERE or download it on iTunes.]

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    WSJ by William McGurn

    Biden’s Diversion Strategy

    [It’s easy to pile on Joe Biden. Vice presidents, after all, acquire reputations in Washington they never really shake. Dick Cheney was Darth Vader, and now Joe Biden is the embarrassing uncle you try to keep away from the microphone.

    Neither is entirely fair. Still, when Mr. Biden claims success for a victory won by a surge he and Barack Obama opposed, you wonder what he’s up to. When this same genius is then dispatched to counter Mr. Cheney on the weekend talk shows, you wonder what the administration is up to.

    [..]

    Look at how Mr. Biden danced around the questions about a civilian trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. On “Meet the Press” and “Face the Nation,” Mr. Biden said the president would soon make a decision on what to do—never mind that in November Americans had been led to believe we had a decision when Attorney General Eric Holder announced that KSM and four other operatives would be “brought to New York to answer for their alleged crimes in a courthouse just blocks from where the twin towers once stood.”

    Plainly, Mr. Biden’s interlocutors did not find his answers persuasive. They were, however, probably the best the vice president could do at a time when the administration is publicly walking back Mr. Holder’s decision. In an interview in yesterday’s New York Times, Mr. Holder set up the U-turn: “I think that I make the final call,” he said, “but if the president is not happy with that final call, he has the ability to reverse it.”]

    a most negatively positive write up about the most
    positively negative people i have read in a long time..

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