So, Senator Joe Biden (D-Del) calls for the use of troops in Darfur here and doing so without checking with Jimmy Carter relative to what Jimmy calls a “pre-emptive war” here meaning that the security of the United States is not directly threatened. This is the same Joe Biden that is against the troop surge in Iraq even though he spent most of the past few years complaining that we need more troops in Iraq here. There’s nothing like the administration saying that it was going to actually do something to cause a Democrat to change his mind about its’ advisability.
He thinks we should commit our military to Darfur yet we should pull out of Iraq even though he voted in favor of the “Authorization to Use Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.” When asked about his vote to go to war in Iraq he lied here (last paragraph) when he said “remember what the resolution said, Tim (Russert), it didn’t say ‘go to war.’ It said, ‘Mr. President, if you can show these things, then you can use force.”
How convenient for someone that wants to run away from his vote. The only problem is it doesn’t say that. His vote to go war was his vote on Public Law 107-243 and Section 3 is the relevant section which says that the President has 48 hours “AFTER” the starting the use of “FORCE” to report to Congress that he was unable to solve matters diplomatically, which the Bush administration complied with. Read it here yourself and then tell me that the authorization was CONDITIONAL therefore requiring the President to report to Congress before going to war. Everybody knew that Joe was an admitted plagiarist, but now we know he is a bold faced liar. Hmmmmmm……….
It seems to me he wants troops in Darfur (like many Democrats and Celebrities) and is using the same arguments that were valid for war in Iraq. Biden says that he supports it because of the killing of 200,000 people (which he calls Genocide). If that is grounds for sending troops (sorry Mr. Carter about prohibition of a Pre-Emptive War) then he should have been for troops going to Iraq on the same humanitarian grounds as this. Saddam had killed literally hundreds of thousands of people himself. Read here for details on the deaths under Saddam.
So here you have another “pretender” to the Presidency that has changed his tune on the war more often than a symphony orchestra getting ready to play a concert. It is amazing how declaring for the nomination for the Presidency can evoke such strange behavior. So now you have a call by the Democrats for use of Military Force in Darfur, and in so doing contradict all the complaints they have made against the Bush Administration for going to war in Iraq (which many Democrats voted for).