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Biden’s track record: You heard it here first

The New York Times quotes this blog. My first question: Is anyone over there besides Peter Baker working? I mean, when this guy isn’t on their front page, I worry that he is ill. Anyways: …And others, more harshly, argue that Mr. Biden’s judgment on foreign policy has often been off base. They point out ...

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The New York Times quotes this blog. My first question: Is anyone over there besides Peter Baker working? I mean, when this guy isn't on their front page, I worry that he is ill.

Anyways:

The New York Times quotes this blog. My first question: Is anyone over there besides Peter Baker working? I mean, when this guy isn’t on their front page, I worry that he is ill.

Anyways:

…And others, more harshly, argue that Mr. Biden’s judgment on foreign policy has often been off base.

They point out that he voted against the successful Persian Gulf war of 1991, voted for the Iraq invasion of 2003, proposed dividing Iraq into three sections in 2006 and opposed the additional troops credited by many with turning Iraq around in 2007.

“When was the last time Biden was right about anything?” Thomas E. Ricks, a military writer, wrote in a blog on Sept. 24. Mr. Ricks is affiliated with the Center for a New American Security, a research organization founded by Democrats.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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