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We hire these seems like every year and none of them ever stick around for long.

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Oh goody! More in-depth, personal information on random people who write stuff about the people I really care about.

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2 hours ago, BrianS said:

We hire these seems like every year and none of them ever stick around for long.

Probably because the pay sucks.

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When Democrats retook control of the Senate after the 2006 elections, Biden again assumed the top spot on the committee.[126] He was generally a liberal internationalist in foreign policy.[75][127] He collaborated effectively with important Republican senators such as Richard Lugar and Jesse Helms and sometimes went against elements of his own party.[126][127] Biden was also co-chairman of the NATO Observer Group in the Senate.[128] A partial list covering this time showed Biden meeting with 150 leaders from nearly 60 countries and international organizations.[129] He held frequent hearings as chairman of the committee, as well as many subcommittee hearings during the three times he chaired the Subcommittee on European Affairs.[75]   Biden gives an opening statement and takes questions at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Iraq, 2007 Biden voted against authorization for the Gulf War in 1991,[127] siding with 45 of the 55 Democratic senators; he said the U.S. was bearing almost all the burden in the anti-Iraq coalition.[130] Biden became interested in the Yugoslav Wars after hearing about Serbian abuses during the Croatian War of Independence in 1991.[75] Once the Bosnian War broke out, Biden was among the first to call for the "lift and strike" policy of lifting the arms embargo, training Bosnian Muslims and supporting them with NATO air strikes, and investigating war crimes.[75][126] The George H. 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They gave testimony grossly misrepresenting the intent, history of and status of Saddam and his Sunni government, which was an openly avowed enemy of al-Qaida, and touting Iraq's fictional possession of weapons of mass destruction.[137]   Biden addressing the press after having a meeting with Prime Minister Ayad Allawi in Baghdad, Iraq in 2004 While he eventually became a critic of the war and viewed his vote and role as a "mistake", he did not push for U.S. withdrawal.[127][131] He supported the appropriations to pay for the occupation, but argued repeatedly that the war should be internationalized, that more soldiers were needed, and that the Bush administration should "level with the American people" about the cost and length of the conflict.[126][133] By late 2006, Biden's stance had shifted considerably, and he opposed the troop surge of 2007,[127][131] saying General David Petraeus was "dead, flat wrong" in believing the surge could work.[138] Biden instead advocated dividing Iraq into a loose federation of three ethnic states.[139] In November 2006, Biden and Leslie H. Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, released a comprehensive strategy to end sectarian violence in Iraq.[140] Rather than continuing the present approach or withdrawing, the plan called for "a third way": federalizing Iraq and giving Kurds, Shiites, and Sunnis "breathing room" in their own regions.[9]:572–573 In September 2007, a non-binding resolution endorsing such a scheme passed the Senate,[140] but the idea was unfamiliar, had no political constituency, and failed to gain traction.[138] Iraq's political leadership denounced the resolution as de facto partitioning of the country, and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issued a statement distancing itself from it.[140] In March 2004, Biden secured the brief release of Libyan democracy activist and political prisoner Fathi Eljahmi, after meeting with leader Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli.[141][142] In May 2008, Biden sharply criticized President George W. Bush for his speech to Israel's Knesset, where he suggested some Democrats were acting the way some Western leaders did when they appeased Hitler in the run-up to World War II. Biden said, "This is bullshit. This is malarkey. This is outrageous. Outrageous for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, sit in the Knesset ... and make this kind of ridiculous statement ... Since when does this administration think that if you sit down, you have to eliminate the word 'no' from your vocabulary?" He later apologized for using the expletive.[143]
    • There’s a systemic violence problem that needs to be thrown in the trash.
    • this is going to expose hypocrisy on both sides big time.  hell, it already is
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