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The full text of Joe Biden's comments at the Council on Foreign Relations can be found here:http://www.cfr.org/publication/9254/The press seems to have missed this section of his speech:"The President has to be realistic about the mission and forget his grandiose goals. Iraq will not become a model democracy anytime soon."Instead, we need to refocus our mission on preserving America’s fundamental interests in Iraq."There are two of them: * We must ensure Iraq does not become what it wasn’t before the war: a haven for terrorists. * And we must do what we can to prevent a full-blown civil war that turns into a regional war. We need a wider discussion of these goals. The Bush Administration needs to accept that their Iraq policy to date seems to be headed for an Iraq that is a haven for terrorists which is engaged in a full-blown civil war. The President needs to publically acknowledge this and share the policy changes he believes will head of these twin disasters.
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