January 12, 2011

HOTEL AFGHANISTAN: YOU CAN CHECK OUT ANY TIME YOU LIKE, BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE

Vice President Joseph "Don't mind me" Biden, yesterday:
[He] told reporters at a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday that the United States is willing to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014 if the Afghans want the assistance, seeming to depart from comments he made last month that U.S. forces would be out by that time "come hell or high water."

Speaking after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Biden said that the United States was there to help the Afghan people build their nation -- not be an occupying force. "[W]e stand ready to help you in that effort," said Biden. "And we will continue to stand ready to help you in that effort after 2014."
Vice President Joseph "What day is today?" Biden, on Meet the Press, last month.


Afghanistan. You can check out any time you like, but you will never leave. But don't worry. It won't be a war anymore. It will be a strategic partnership. With one of the most foul, most corrupt regimes we ever installed in a foreign country.

You know, like that of Saddam Hussein.

Say, how did that one work out for us?