But he has nothing to say, two years later, about what's happening in Iraq right now?
Protests began last week and the violent response from security forces -- as ordered by the prime minister of Iraq -- ignited a passion among the Iraqi people allowing the protests to grow and spread.
Joe Biden is so busy in retirement that he just doesn't have time to pay attention to the news, right?
Oh, wait, he's running to be president.
He's running to be president and the task he was entrusted with for eight years as vice president was Iraq but he has no comment?
The always ridiculous NEW YORK TIMES offered this:
"Goes to war with itself"? Even they realized that was too much of a lie. So they changed it to "Deaths Mount As Protests Catch Iraq Government Off Guard."
At war with itself? That was an embarrassing characterization.
They didn't choose the prime minister, they didn't even do the vetting.
Who wrote the original headline? Doubtful they'll come forward. Alissa J. Rubin wrote the article and it's far better than either headline:
Could you imagine being in charge of Iraq only two years ago and seeing that go on right now but have nothing to say? Joe Biden is really something, isn't he?
He won't talk about Iraq but he's happy to tell journalists what they should and shouldn't ask him. And this is as a candidate, grasp that. If elected president, he would only get worse. Keith Griffith (DAILY MAIL) reports:
Joe Biden has lashed out at a reporter in response to a question about his family's potential conflicts of interest in the Ukraine, insisting that press should focus on allegations against President Donald Trump.
At a Service Employees International Union forum in Los Angeles on Friday, Biden was asked about his work overseeing foreign policy for Ukraine as vice president while his son Hunter served on the board of a major Ukrainian company.
'It's not a conflict of interest. There's been no indication of any conflict of interest, in Ukraine or anywhere else. Period,' Biden snapped.
Asked how his son's cushy $50,000-a-month gig didn't at least create the appearance of a conflict of interest, Biden rejoined: 'I'm not going to respond to that. Focus on this man. What he's doing that no president has ever done. No president.'
Death toll in Iraq's protests exceed 100, while Western Media is focused on Hong Kong. Having invaded Iraq and destroyed it, they have no further need for it.
Joe Biden voted for the war, cheerleaded it, lied to start it and lied to keep it going. But he's got nothing to say about what's taking place in Iraq right now?
Media coverage could be prompted by Joe. Hell, by any of the candidates. And unless you're Bernie Sanders, you don't have an excuse right now for not using your campaign to shine a spotlight on people in need. (Bernie had a heart attack this week, for those who don't know.)
At NIQASH, Mustafa Habib notes how the protests were fueled by the firing of Abdul Wahab al-Saedi:
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