we did WHAT to Hezbollah?

ok, this strikes me as the most inexcusably foolish thing to come out of Joe Biden’s mouth last night:

BIDEN: Gwen, no one in the United States Senate has been a better friend to Israel than Joe Biden. I would have never, ever joined this ticket were I not absolutely sure Barack Obama shared my passion.

But you asked a question about whether or not this administration’s policy had made sense or something to that effect. It has been an abject failure, this administration’s policy.

In fairness to Secretary Rice, she’s trying to turn it around now in the seventh or eighth year.

Here’s what the president said when we said no. He insisted on elections on the West Bank, when I said, and others said, and Barack Obama said, “Big mistake. Hamas will win. You’ll legitimize them.” What happened? Hamas won.

When we kicked — along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said and Barack said, “Move NATO forces in there. Fill the vacuum, because if you don’t know — if you don’t, Hezbollah will control it.”

Now what’s happened? Hezbollah is a legitimate part of the government in the country immediately to the north of Israel.

when did this happen? Has Hezbollah ever been kicked out of Lebanon? By anybody? No and No. Certainly not by the U.S. and France.

Now, how can anybody claim with a straight face that Joe Biden’s 36 long years in the Senate make him somehow qualified to do more than bloviate endlessly with made up facts? as a certain presidential candidate has said, “enough is enough.”

Hat tip to Michael Totten.

You might not know this, but Totten has been to Lebanon several times and has spent long periods of time there. He makes a career of visiting world hot spots and getting a view from the ground from the participants. He takes great pictures and writes very well cataloguing his experiences at his blog here.

Anyway, this Michael Totten adds the following with regard to Joe Biden’s foolish statement:

What on Earth is he talking about? The United States and France may have kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon in an alternate universe, but nothing even remotely like that ever happened in this one.

Nobody – nobody – has ever kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon. Not the United States. Not France. Not Israel. And not the Lebanese. Nobody.

Joe Biden has literally no idea what he’s talking about.


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