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October 16th, 2009
11:39 AM ET

Why Joe Biden Should Resign

Program Note: Ariana Huffington will be on the show tonight on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

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Arianna Huffington
The Huffington Post

Joe Biden met with CENTCOM chief Gen. David Petraeus this morning to talk about Afghanistan - an issue that has pushed the vice president into the spotlight, landing him on the cover of the latest Newsweek.

I have an idea for how he can capitalize on all the attention, and do what generations to come will always be grateful for: resign.

The centerpiece of Newsweek's story is how Biden has become the chief White House skeptic on escalating the war in Afghanistan, specifically arguing against Gen. McChrystal's request for 40,000 more troops to pursue a counterinsurgency strategy there.

The piece, by Holly Bailey and Evan Thomas, opens with details of a September 13th national security meeting at the White House. Biden speaks up:

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Joe G. (Illinois)

    I’m sorry to inform the outspoken courageous woman “Arianna Huffington..” But just like Joe Biden has explained.. Things right under our noses can most often surprise us and leave in stupor for a moment. America can’t win that war going on in Afghanistan with bullets..! And “Two wrongs don’t make one right.” But I think Borak Obama could win favor and cooperation in Afghanistan and the rest of world with his speeches.. If he ever decides to expand is campaign mode “That he never shut off” and spread his evil umbrella to the rest who long for a hero.

    October 16, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  2. Kim

    In the words of Joe Biden,"Get up and fight !" He's awesome,straight foward and one the best ever !

    October 16, 2009 at 1:23 pm |