BIDEN: We shouldn’t be there, Chris. We should not be there now. We’ve got to get out of there.
Look, Chris, on my way back, I was supposed to fly out this last Friday on a C-130. And on that flight, they placed what they call-and this is heart-wrenching-they refer to every one of those bodies as a “fallen angel.” They put six fallen angels on that aircraft. And you know, Chris, what do you say? Why did they fall? What do you say? What do you say to their parents? What do you say to those troops?
And you know what? They’re incredible, Chris. I’m not one of these guys that gets on every time and talks been about, Oh, I love the military, and the rest. But let me tell you something, Chris. I’ve been over there eight times. These kids are brave. They get in these vehicles every damn day, and they ride out on those roads, some of them having been hit already, knowing that their chance of getting blown away is overwhelming, and they do it every day.
And what are we doing now? We are not telling the American people the truth about the failure in Iraq, and we are not having the courage to have a fundamental change in policy withdraw, change the dynamic, eliminate the footprint, move outside the cities, get out of this civil war, insist on a federal system, bring in the international community.
Heck yeah. We need this. Each of us had their “dream VP” and some here don’t even like Biden. Irrespective of where you stand on this pick, I think we can all agree Biden’s blunt and direct criticisms of GOP policy is a strength we’ve all craved from the Dems for a long time.
Even if you can’t stand the player, you gotta respect this part of his game. I wish I saw more action from Biden to support this rhetoric, but seeing more of this Joe Biden in the next 73 days will help make up for it.