Go, Joe!

December 5th, 2007at 06:06pm Posted by Eli

I’m not the world’s biggest Joe Biden fan by a long shot, but he certainly does have his moments. This is one of them:

“Are you telling me a president who is briefed every single morning, who is fixated on Iran, is not told back in August that the tentative conclusion of 16 intelligence agencies in the United States government said they had abandoned their effort for a nuclear weapon in ’03?” Biden said in a conference call with reporters.

“That’s not believable,” Biden added. “I refuse to believe that. If that’s true, he has the most incompetent staff in … modern American history and he’s one of the most incompetent presidents in modern American history.

Bush told reporters earlier Tuesday that he was made aware only last week of a National Intelligence Estimate that described the stop to the Iranian nuclear program.

“I love presidents who parse words,” Biden said in response. “The NIE didn’t get written until a week ago.”

The Delaware Democrat, who argued that the administration is again misleading the country, charged that Bush must have known about the suspicion of the intelligence services when he made his famous remarks that tied the possibility of World War III to Iran’s possession of nuclear weapons.

More like this, please.

(Actually, Dubya may be both the most incompetent and the most dishonest president in American history, which is a truly impressive achievement.)

But wait, there’s more: Biden also promised to call for impeachment if Dubya tried to invade Iran without congressional approval.

Of course, Biden can’t control what goes on Nancy Pelosi’s table (which she prefers to keep as spiffy clean as possible, apparently), and there’s no guarantee that Dubya wouldn’t be able to get congressional approval (remember, even if Iran isn’t working on nukes, they’re still single-handedly sustaining the insurgency in Iraq and bunging up Bush’s Grand Vision Of Middle-Eastern Democracy)… but it’s still refreshing to see a prominent Democrat suggest that even the president is not entirely above the law.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Democrats,Iran

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