Vice President: Iraq War wasn’t worth the ‘horrible price’
Vice President Joe Biden still believes the Iraq war was a bad idea, a position he had held from the outset.
“I don’t think the war was worth it in the sense that we paid a horrible price,” Biden told NBC’s David Gregory Sunday.
Gregory asked Biden about a statement he made that the resolution of the Iraq War would be viewed as one of President Barack Obama’s great achievements.
“We are going to be in a position to bring home 90,000 combat troops by the end of the summer,” he added.
Biden also predicted a successful election in Iraq with full participation of Sunnis, Shias, Kurds and other minorities.
Gregory asked the Vice President if the Iraq War was worth it.
“No I don’t think the war was worth it,” Biden replied. “We paid a horrible price not only in loss of life, the way the war was mishandled from the outset. But we took our eye off the ball putting us in a different and more dangerous position in Afghanistan. We lost support around the world and it has taken a lot of hard work to get it back.”
This video is from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast Feb. 14, 2010.