You see, when Joe says "we" must get tougher with the Iraqi government, he means the collective "we," the royal "we" if you will. So, when Joe met with the Iraqi president the next day, he didn't feel the need to get tough with him because Joe never said "I" need to get tough with the Iraqi government. No, Joe is expecting those governmental types who actually show up for votes on issues related to Iraq to do the "getting tough." Joe isn't one of those guys.
It's always that way with Joe. He provides the we could of, should of, would of and expects his colleagues to do the heavy lifting. Actually, on all issues Iraq, Joe sounds more like a pundit, or blogger, or opinion writer than a US Senator. Come November, let's make that so.