What’s with this guy Obama?
He actually wants to take credit for ending the Iraq war. Can you believe the ego this guy wears like his halo?
His boys even posted a video entitled “Ending the War in Iraq: A Promise Kept.”
Yeah, a promise kept thanks to General Petraeus under the leadership of George W. Bush.
There is not a word in his video about the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) negotiated between the Bush Administration and Iraq that established that U.S. combat forces would be completely out of Iraq by December 31, 2011. Obama had nothing to do with these negotiations. In fact, he was against that “dumb war” (his words.)
Even worse here are some of the President’s other dumb words about the war in Iraq:
“When I was asked, ‘Would I have voted for the $87 billion,’ [to fund the troops] I said ‘no,’ ” Obama said in Chicago in November 2003. “I said ‘no’ unequivocally…”
And remember the “Surge?” Obama voted against the very Surge that allowed him to bring our troops home.
On Jan. 10, 2007 Obama said: “I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse…So I am going to actively oppose [the surge.]”
And he followed up on that promise when he voted to support a bill expressing that “Congress disapproves of the decision…to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.” [Emphasis mine]
Again on 1/23/08 he said: “President Bush says the surge in Iraq is working and we know that it’s not.”
But now that President Obama is bringing the troops home he sings a hymn to himself. Now he hopes Iraq can emerge as a beacon of democracy for a region in tumult amid the so-called Arab Spring “We think that a successful, democratic Iraq can be a model for the entire region,” he said.
How can this guy keep a straight face?
John McCain said it best. “For three years the president has been harvesting the success of the very strategy that he consistently dismissed as a failure,”
The man does not even blush when he cites “a promise kept.” Get used to it. We are sure to hear it ad nauseam as the presidential race heats up.
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