Thanking Spanish President Zapatero for all his help in Iraq. Except that Zapatero didn’t. He ran away. Kind of like Roosevelt on TV, I guess . . . From Jose Guardia (aka Barcepundit):
MAN, BIDEN IS A GAFFE WITH LEGS: during his meeting with Spain’s primer minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero in Chile yesterday, Biden thanked Zapatero for his effort… in Iraq (link in Spanish, haven’t found this detail in any English-language media).
As everybody knows, the first decision Zapatero made after his unexpected win in 2004, right after the Madrid train terrorist attacks, was to abruptly and unilaterally pull out from Iraq. So either Biden made a gaffe, or he was thanking Zapatero for angering Bush…
UPDATE. When I wrote the post I didn’t remember to add this, which makes things even worse: shortly after ordering the withdrawal of Spanish forces from Iraq, Zapatero called the other countries to follow the example. Some help, Biden.
All of which explains why I pray for Obama. Sheesh.