Obama to troops: “You got the job done” in Iraq

posted at 6:08 pm on February 27, 2009 by Allahpundit

No need to respond with the obvious point; Romney already made it eloquently today at CPAC. Here’s The One’s surreal address at Camp Lejeune this morning, announcing a hard and fast deadline of August 31, 2010 for the end of our “combat mission” in Iraq. Does that mean all combat troops are out by that date? Maybe not: Rep. John McHugh was reassured by Obama himself that the plan will change as the security situation does. And so the fine line between a timetable strategy and a conditions-based strategy grows finer still. No wonder the GOP’s happy with it.

If you’re not up for 28 minutes of Obamamania, I encourage you to read the transcript. Against all odds, I think this is the best speech The One’s delivered yet — despite the fact that it is, as I say, utterly surreal. Remember, this is the guy who said last summer that if he had it to do over again, he’d still oppose the surge; who declared the dream of Iraqi democracy hopeless in November 2006; and who insisted in 2002, at the end of the anti-war speech celebrated by progressives far and wide, that troops killed in Iraq will have died in vain. That was candidate Obama. Today it’s commander-in-chief Obama, so we get stirring passages like this:

Thanks in great measure to your service, the situation in Iraq has improved. Violence has been reduced substantially from the horrific sectarian killing of 2006 and 2007. Al Qaeda in Iraq has been dealt a serious blow by our troops and Iraq’s Security Forces, and through our partnership with Sunni Arabs. The capacity of Iraq’s Security Forces has improved, and Iraq’s leaders have taken steps toward political accommodation. The relative peace and strong participation in January’s provincial elections sent a powerful message to the world about how far Iraqis have come in pursuing their aspirations through a peaceful political process…

Now, before I go any further, I want to take a moment to speak directly to the people of Iraq.

You are a great nation, rooted in the cradle of civilization. You are joined together by enduring accomplishments, and a history that connects you as surely as the two rivers carved into your land. In years past, you have persevered through tyranny and terror; through personal insecurity and sectarian violence. And instead of giving in to the forces of disunion, you stepped back from a descent into civil war, and showed a proud resilience that deserves respect.

Our nations have known difficult times together. But ours is a bond forged by shared bloodshed, and countless friendships among our people. We Americans have offered our most precious resource – our young men and women – to work with you to rebuild what was destroyed by despotism; to root out our common enemies; and to seek peace and prosperity for our children and grandchildren, and for yours…

And so I want to be very clear: We sent our troops to Iraq to do away with Saddam Hussein’s regime – and you got the job done. We kept our troops in Iraq to help establish a sovereign government – and you got the job done. And we will leave the Iraqi people with a hard-earned opportunity to live a better life – that is your achievement; that is the prospect that you have made possible.

I can only assume he says “you” instead of “we” because even an ego as robust as Obama’s won’t tolerate credit-sharing on a project he inveighed against for so long.

Skip ahead to 25:20 and at least watch his tribute to Cpl. Jonathan Yale and Lance Cpl. Justin Haerter, two heroes who, evidently, didn’t die in vain after all. “Semper fidelis” indeed.



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Notice the strategic placement of Sgt Michelle Obama there in the front row.

Mike D. on February 27, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Mr. President, Private Pyle is waiting to meet you in the barracks latrine.

Crusty on February 27, 2009 at 6:55 PM

PAGE2 – Let’s start over again –

PARTIAL LIST OF DOCUMENTS THAT BARACK OBAMA REFUSES TO RELEASE -. OBAMA’S SECRECY AND “CLOSED RECORDS” POLICY
Indonesian Passport – Not released
Application for U.S. Citizenship (as former citizen of Indonesia) – Not released
Immigration Records – Not released
Original Vault Copy Birth Certificate – Not released
Certificate of Live Birth – Counterfeit Version on Obama Web Site
Obama / Dunham Marriage License – Not released
Soetoro / Dunham Marriage License – Not released
Soetoro Adoption Records – Not Released
Fransiskus Assisi School Application – Not released
Punahou School Records – Not released
Selective Service Registration – Counterfeit version generated
Occidental College records – Not released
Columbia College Records – Not released
Columbia Thesis – Not released
Harvard College Records – Not released
Baptism Certificate – None
Medical Records – Not released
Illinois State Senate Records – Not released
Law Practice Client List – Not released
University of Chicago Scholarly Articles – None

searcher484 on February 27, 2009 at 6:56 PM

“Mission Accomplished”
omnipotent on February 27, 2009 at 6:15 PM

You beat me to it.

Glenn Jericho on February 27, 2009 at 6:57 PM

The document Obama presents as his “birth certificate” does not contain any of that essential information. Why?

searcher484 on February 27, 2009 at 6:51 PM

Maybe he was misconceived by divine misconception somewhere over the rainbow.

Cheshire Cat on February 27, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Almost as good as Carter trying make nice with the military.

BobMbx on February 27, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Why does Obama have a team of lawyers whose sole duty is to prevent access to his immigration, U.S. naturalization, passport and college records? Why has he sealed those records from all public access? Why has he spent over $800,000 in legal fees already to hide his personal records? What information is he so desperate to hide from the American public? ……

searcher484 on February 27, 2009 at 6:58 PM

I am convinced that there are too many possible leaks for Obama to hire enough plumbers to keep things quiet for much longer. I think the first thing that will break is his use of an Indonesian passport which will prove his Indonesian citizenship as an adult. Next his college records will indicate that he was a foreign student receiving student aid as a foreigner. Then we will find out where he was born without seeing the birth certificate. And then finally the birth certificate will be released as part of his impeachment trial.

searcher484 on February 27, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Obama was able to make this speech because President Bush and the American Soldier refused to follow Obama’s course of
surrender.


OBAMA ON THE SURGE

Obama’s position in January 2007:

OBAMA: We cannot impose a military solution on what has effectively become a civil war. And until we acknowledge that reality, uh, we can send 15,000 more troops; 20,000 more troops; 30,000 more troops. Uh, I don’t know any, uh, expert on the region or any military officer that I’ve spoken to, uh, privately that believes that that is gonna make a substantial difference on the situation on the ground.


Dan Riehl notes Obama’s position in July 2007:

“Here’s what we know. The surge has not worked. And they said today, ‘Well, even in September, we’re going to need more time.’ So we’re going to kick this can all the way down to the next president, under the president’s plan.”

A Democratic debate in September 13, 2007:

After putting an additional 30,000 troops in, far longer & more troops than the president had initially said, we have gone from a horrendous situation of violence in Iraq to the same intolerable levels of violence that we had back in June of 2006. So, essentially, after all this we’re back where we were 15 months ago. And what has not happened is any movement with respect to the sort of political accommodations among the various factions, the Shia, the Sunni, and Kurds that were the rationale for surge and that ultimately is going to be what stabilizes Iraq. So, I think it is fair to say that the president has simply tried to gain another six months to continue on the same course that he’s been on for several years now. It is a course that will not succeed. It is a course that is exacting an enormous toll on the American people & our troops.


On November 11, 2007, two months after General David Petraeus told Congress that the surge was working, Obama doubled down, saying that the administration’s new strategy was making the situation in Iraq worse:

Finally, in 2006-2007, we started to see that, even after an election, George Bush continued to want to pursue a course that didn’t withdraw troops from Iraq but actually doubled them and initiated a surge and at that stage I said very clearly, not only have we not seen improvements, but we’re actually worsening, potentially, a situation there.


Obama’s position after it was obvious the surge was success


Democratic debate, January 5, 2008:

I had no doubt, and I said when I opposed the surge, that given how wonderfully our troops perform, if we place 30,000 more troops in there, then we would see an improvement in the security situation and we would see a reduction in the violence.

Now Obama is up there doing his best FDR impersonation talking about the great victory and Freedom that was brought
despite democrats like him who did everything they could to surrender.

The MSM and Obama’s sheep will ignore this blatant example of ignorance and poor judgment that could have resulted in all out war in the middle east at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives.
Because that is what liberals do best,ignore reality.

Baxter Greene on February 27, 2009 at 7:00 PM

As per usual,and typical of the Liberal Party,and
Obama might have another beautiful speech,

however,Obama is riding his ‘white horse’ across the river
of sacrificed blood of honourable,heroic,and’LIBERATING
SOLDIERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES’who have brought
justice to Iraq,civility,peace,

and the definition of “REAL CHANGE,AND REAL HOPE”,through
the ‘Blood,Sweat,and Tear’s of each soldier who have paid
a price,and the ‘Ultimate Price’,their lives,

at a time,when,this President,Barack H.Obama had voted against the war,his own Party had called it a mistake,
Harry Reid,’The War Is Lost’,and Murtha called troops,
“In Cold Blood”,and the Anti-War Moonbats have called
troops ‘Baby Killers’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And now,Obama struts in, as if he had all along, defended
this war,and to SET A DATE,A TIME TABLE,and leave Irag,
next year,is

A SLAP IN THE FACE TO EVERY SERVING MEN AND WOMEN OF THE
UNITED STATES MILITARY!

And,to let the ENEMY know you have a SET TIME TABLE, is
an extremely dangerous piece of information that the enemy
needs not to know ahead of time!

Because,Iran now knows its less than one year,so that wasn’t
to F%$$^&&*(&*()))^&%^$##@#$%^&*kin bright to broadcast,now
Iran can stockpile,re-arm,and wait for the last chopper,

ala,De jaVu,evacution from South Vietnam,to the carriers!!

And now,as history repeats itself,once again,the enemys of
America,know that with a Liberal President and Liberal
majority,means,

ITS OPEN SEASON ON THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank-You President Obama,for the Outstanding Leadership,
and perserving and honouring the mantle,as a President
who,for the first time,

in AMERICAN HISTORY,

who will not be the “LEADER OF THE FREE-WORLD”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on February 27, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Wait. I’m confused.

Harry Reid told us that the war was lost.

yo on February 27, 2009 at 7:00 PM

BO will never have want he wants the most – respect from the people who count – not the entitlement drones, but the people who pay taxes and risk their lives for this country.

Whether it’s the military (no service on BO’s part), business (no experience), legislative (none until the Porkulus bill) – nothing. He has never done anything that qualifies him for his current position.

This guy can get his mug on TV every 10 seconds trying to persuade people as he does every day, but he’s still a zero. Plenty of people understand this, and more are realizing it every day. Who wants a CIC who is just an annoying, prissy nag?

It will be interesting to see how long he can keep this up. Word is that since BO is useless in DC, he’ll be out on the road in full campaign mode during much of his term.

Remember the old saying, ‘Familiarity breeds contempt.’ This admin is one month old, and it stinks like old fish.

Cody1991 on February 27, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Join the resistance – refuse to recognize the usurper… Obama as President — http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=89837

searcher484 on February 27, 2009 at 7:02 PM

canopfor on February 27, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Can we have you, and in return send 1000 liberals up to Canada? Please?

Anna on February 27, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Notice the strategic placement of Sgt Michelle Bohica Obama there in the front row.

Mike D. on February 27, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Murphy9 on February 27, 2009 at 7:02 PM

What the hell is Mr. Teleprompter doing traveling all over the country making campaign speeches……

He’s our Campaigner-in-Chief, don’t you know…?

CliffHanger on February 27, 2009 at 7:02 PM

I agree. Can we get out now?

radiofreevillage on February 27, 2009 at 6:32 PM

That is a question that you need to ask your man.

Johan Klaus on February 27, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Using deaths is only acceptable when you send more people to die to avoid others having died “in vain”.

radiofreevillage on February 27, 2009 at 6:20 PM

What???
Better call yourself radiovillageidiot–I have no idea what you were trying to say, except I’m sure it was a snark at Bush and Republicans.

Jenfidel on February 27, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Would it kill Obama to say the words “Democracy” or “Victory” with regards to Iraq?

Mord on February 27, 2009 at 7:03 PM

EVERY order and document signed by Obama should be ignored – he is ineligible for POTUS. Soldiers – do not obey his orders.

searcher484 on February 27, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Terrific.

Allahpundit on February 27, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Did you vote for the big O?

Johan Klaus on February 27, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Obama (the person posing as POTUS) is NOT the Commander in Chief –

searcher484 on February 27, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Citizens- disregard all legislation and orders signed by Obama – he will be removed from office by legal means sometime this year …

searcher484 on February 27, 2009 at 7:05 PM

The most interesting part of Obama’s performance, though, was his laying down of what constitutes “success” or “a manageable situation” in Iraq.

His standard seems to be “a messy, sloppy status quo but (where) there’s not, you know, huge outbreaks of violence, there’s still corruption, but the country is struggling along, but it’s not a threat to its neighbors and it’s not an al-Qaida base.”

I remember when then Senator Obama asked General Patreaus if they could leave Iraq a manageable mess, and call it a success.

http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/2008/04/kondracke-obama-wins-petraeus.php

Dr Evil on February 27, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Notice the strategic placement of Sgt Michelle Obama there in the front row.

Mike D. on February 27, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Exactly whom are you trying to insult? I bet you’re one of those guys who claims never to see race too. Classy.

The Race Card on February 27, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Notice the strategic placement of Sgt Michelle Bohica Obama there in the front row.

Mike D. on February 27, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Murphy9 on February 27, 2009 at 7:02 PM

ROFL…actually, her first name is Bohica, so watch it!
Don’t want a problem like there was with Samuel the Plumber, middle name Joe.

Jenfidel on February 27, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Using deaths is only acceptable when you send more people to die to avoid others having died “in vain”.

radiofreevillage on February 27, 2009 at 6:20 PM

In which branch of the military did you serve?

Johan Klaus on February 27, 2009 at 7:07 PM

One word: Revolution

timajin on February 27, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Can we have you,

Anna on Feb 27,2009 at 7:02PM.

Anna: If this was World War Two,’Loose lips Sinks Ships’,

the War department would be running 3 shifts a day,of the
firing squad,executing Liberals,because,they can’t help
themselves!!!!!!!!!!!

Every war,by Team Republican,the Liberals set America back,
by doing exactly what Obama(Hopey/Changey)has done!

The word is ‘SURREAL’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on February 27, 2009 at 7:08 PM

The Race Card on February 27, 2009 at 7:06 PM

What’s the prob? You all look alike.

The Race Card on February 27, 2009 at 7:08 PM

As an old Vietnam vet I’ve heard the “things look good we can get out now” speech before.

rplat on February 27, 2009 at 7:08 PM

The Race Card on February 27, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Are you looking for racism in every word that everyone says?

Johan Klaus on February 27, 2009 at 7:09 PM

I am trying to give Obama credit for this. But if he has his way this is the last noble cause for the people once known as free and independent Americans.

Obama and his ilk have no concept of what it meant “Give me liberty or give me death” They have no concept of a people that prefers to live by their own wits rather than submit to the paternalism of a king. How can the damage being done to our Constitution and the unprecidented powers this dicator is taking upon himself ever be undone. There is nothing eceptional about the decendents (in blood or spirit) of those who brought self-government to the world. We have sold ourselves as serfs to the great Lord Obama. Long will live our servitude to pay the bills he has already racked up for us.

I wish we could just divide the country up and let those who fear proverty so much that they long for the government to save them could have their part.

And we who still believe in the American dream could make our way as best we can. I can’t be proud to be a dependent American serf.

petunia on February 27, 2009 at 7:09 PM

The word is ‘SURREAL’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on February 27, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Spot-on. Bizzaro World.

Anna on February 27, 2009 at 7:09 PM

canopfor on February 27, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Amen!

Johan Klaus on February 27, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Bastard. Literally.

SouthernGent on February 27, 2009 at 7:10 PM

ROFL…actually, her first name is Bohica, so watch it!
Don’t want a problem like there was with Samuel the Plumber, middle name Joe.

Jenfidel on February 27, 2009 at 7:06 PM

You do know what Bohica stands for in military slang, don’t you?

Murphy9 on February 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

ROFL…actually, her first name is Bohica, so watch it!
Don’t want a problem like there was with Samuel the Plumber, middle name Joe.

Jenfidel on February 27, 2009 at 7:06 PM
You do know what Bohica stands for in military slang, don’t you?

Murphy9 on February 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

I think that’s part of the joke.

Anna on February 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Word association time, or better yet word dis-association time. To play the game list words you would not associate with Barrack Hussein Obama…

…I’ll start.

Leadership

Next…

timajin on February 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

PAGE2 – Let’s start over again –

PARTIAL LIST OF DOCUMENTS THAT BARACK OBAMA REFUSES TO RELEASE -. OBAMA’S SECRECY AND “CLOSED RECORDS” POLICY
Indonesian Passport – Not released
Application for U.S. Citizenship (as former citizen of Indonesia) – Not released
Immigration Records – Not released
Original Vault Copy Birth Certificate – Not released
Certificate of Live Birth – Counterfeit Version on Obama Web Site
Obama / Dunham Marriage License – Not released
Soetoro / Dunham Marriage License – Not released
Soetoro Adoption Records – Not Released
Fransiskus Assisi School Application – Not released
Punahou School Records – Not released
Selective Service Registration – Counterfeit version generated
Occidental College records – Not released
Columbia College Records – Not released
Columbia Thesis – Not released
Harvard College Records – Not released
Baptism Certificate – None
Medical Records – Not released
Illinois State Senate Records – Not released
Law Practice Client List – Not released
University of Chicago Scholarly Articles – None

searcher484 on February 27, 2009 at 6:56 PM

How many times, allah?

ernesto on February 27, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Leadership

Next…

timajin on February 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Honesty
Sincerity
Grown up

Entelechy on February 27, 2009 at 7:15 PM

and in return send 1000 Liberals up to Canada.

Anna on Feb 27,2009 at 7:02PM.

Anna: Sorry,I forgot to answer your question,yes,ship
the Liberals to Quebec,Haha,

they will think their in France,ahahahaha!

canopfor on February 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Leadership

Next…

timajin on February 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Honesty
Sincerity
Grown up

Depth
Humility

timajin on February 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Entelechy on February 27, 2009 at 7:15 PM

You beat me to it.

Johan Klaus on February 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Good Lord, the CVN Obama?

Given the Porkulus package he signed; do they still call subs pig-boats? It would be a way to remember his administration…

Garbage Scow?

karl9000 on February 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM

How many times, allah?

ernesto on February 27, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Provide any of those, or shut up about it. This is not your parlor.

Entelechy on February 27, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Leadership

Next…

timajin on February 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Honesty
Sincerity
Grown up

Depth
Humility

timajin on February 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Integrity
Courage
Responsible

Anna on February 27, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Thanks in great measure to your service, the situation in Iraq has improved.

So what to what group/entity does he attribute the remainder of that measure; the Iraquis? The coalition forces? Or maybe himself?

AubieJon on February 27, 2009 at 7:18 PM

*Responsibility, not responsible. I’m sure we’ll remember Obama as being responsible for the destruction of our way of life.

Anna on February 27, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Leadership

Next…

timajin on February 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Honesty
Sincerity
Grown up

Depth
Humility

timajin on February 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Sense

backwoods conservative on February 27, 2009 at 7:19 PM

The following may be a shock, but if we are to regain our value system and make this country work, as conservatives, we need to get our sh@t together first. The following does not help.

Indonesian Passport – Not released

If there is one, it’s 30 years old. An irrelevant document. See below.

Application for U.S. Citizenship (as former citizen of Indonesia) – Not released

Implies he wasn’t a US Citizen, no evidence to the contrary, therefore irrelevant to the issue of transparency

Immigration Records – Not released

Same as above

Original Vault Copy Birth Certificate – Not released

Not required, and has no authority the Certificate of Birth (see below) does not.

Certificate of Live Birth – Counterfeit Version on Obama Web Site

See above. Certificate is valid.

Obama / Dunham Marriage License – Not released
Soetoro / Dunham Marriage License – Not released
Soetoro Adoption Records – Not Released
Fransiskus Assisi School Application – Not released
Punahou School Records – Not released

All irrelevant for proving citizenship or qualification to serve as President.

Selective Service Registration – Counterfeit version generated

Not required to register. Neither was I. This item is a complete lie.

Occidental College records – Not released
Columbia College Records – Not released
Columbia Thesis – Not released
Harvard College Records – Not released
Baptism Certificate – None

Irrelevant. Completely.

Medical Records – Not released

Here is a point that has some value. If it is intended as a fishing expedition into the health care history, no. If there is a specific issue that would impair his ability to perform his duty, then go for it.

Illinois State Senate Records – Not released

These need to be available.

Law Practice Client List – Not released

Still fishing here. No.

University of Chicago Scholarly Articles – None

Does “None” mean there aren’t any, or that you haven’t found them yet? In any case, irrelevant.

BobMbx on February 27, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Provide any of those, or shut up about it. This is not your parlor.

Entelechy on February 27, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Ha, ha. Tell us what you really think?

Johan Klaus on February 27, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Leadership

Next…

timajin on February 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Great orator, sin prompter
Bipartisan
Optimist
Hopeful
For change
Cheerful
Positive
Hard working
Independent
Reliable
Brotherly
Giving
Manly

Entelechy on February 27, 2009 at 7:22 PM

I’m sure it doesn’t mean what you think it means…

It means fabulous oratory, doesn’t it? ;)

Alana on February 27, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Obama lied, troops survived.

Blame Bush!

The Ugly American on February 27, 2009 at 7:23 PM

I am sure our troops are relieved that his budget cuts defense spending and curtails the new weapons that give them an edge on the battlefield– or did he fail to bring that up?.

We survived President Buchanan and the Civil War he failed to stop; so I suppose we will survive this guy but our enemies are probably smiling big time and our savings will be inflated to nothing after his unsupportable spending spree forces him to run the printing presses to pay the debt service.

(If you are supported by the poor, make everyone poor and you will get universal support. Brilliant!)

KW64 on February 27, 2009 at 7:23 PM

My son starts his first job with an orientation session this monday morning. One of the requirements is an original birth certificate with raised state seal. Without the BC the job offer is canceled. I told him to just throw it away and run for President.

KentAllard on February 27, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Entelechy on February 27, 2009 at 7:22 PM

I like the Manly one. Was just thinking…

Brave
Tough
Courageous

timajin on February 27, 2009 at 7:24 PM

BobMbx on February 27, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Huh?

Your lack of interest in the idiot messiah’s history of citizenshipS is stunning. Absolutely stunning. The Founders were very interested in this, and laid down a rule that, at the time, disallowed any dual/multiple citizens from ever being eligible to be President.

progressoverpeace on February 27, 2009 at 7:24 PM

You know what I’m tired of? The constant head-turning from left-to-right.

What’s the message there? Insincereity?

Otis B on February 27, 2009 at 7:25 PM

You know what I’m tired of? The constant head-turning from left-to-right.

What’s the message there? Insincereity?

Otis B on February 27, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Neurological problems.

progressoverpeace on February 27, 2009 at 7:26 PM

By the first year of his Presidency,
Obama had given to me
A big tax increase on my salary.

By the second year of his Presidency,
Obama had given to me
Two tyrannical liberal supreme court appointees,
And a big tax increase on my salary.

By the third year of his Presidency,
Obama had given to me
Three trips to meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
Two tyrannical liberal supreme court appointees,
And a big tax increase on my salary.

By the fourth year of his Presidency,
Obama had given to me
Four Army divisions disbanded,
Three trips to meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
Two tyrannical liberal supreme court appointees,
And a big tax increase on my salary.

By the fifth year of his Presidency,
Obama had given to me
Five Al Gore global warming edicts,
Four Army divisions disbanded,
Three trips to meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
Two tyrannical liberal supreme court appointees,
And a big tax increase on my salary.

By the sixth year of his Presidency,
Obama had given to me
Six of my favorite blogs banned,
Five Al Gore global warming edicts,
Four Army divisions disbanded,
Three trips to meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
Two tyrannical liberal supreme court appointees,
And a big tax increase on my salary.

By the seventh year of his Presidency,
Obama had given to me
Seven million more babies aborted,
Six of my favorite blogs banned,
Five Al Gore global warming edicts,
Four Army divisions disbanded,
Three trips to meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
Two tyrannical liberal supreme court appointees,
And a big tax increase on my salary.

By the eighth year of his Presidency,
Obama had given to me
Eight American states ceded to Mexico,
Seven million more babies aborted,
Six of my favorite blogs banned,
Five Al Gore global warming edicts,
Four Army divisions disbanded,
Three trips to meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
Two tyrannical liberal supreme court appointees,
And a big tax increase on my salary.

Tav on February 27, 2009 at 7:26 PM

I am convinced that there are too many possible leaks for Obama to hire enough plumbers to keep things quiet for much longer. I think the first thing that will break is his use of an Indonesian passport which will prove his Indonesian citizenship as an adult. Next his college records will indicate that he was a foreign student receiving student aid as a foreigner. Then we will find out where he was born without seeing the birth certificate. And then finally the birth certificate will be released as part of his impeachment trial.

searcher484 on February 27, 2009 at 6:58 PM

You forget Sandy Burglar and the Clinton connection. Likely every foreign country, every university, every state birth records department, every student aid board has quietly stolen the records out of the files and replaced the microfiche.

Christian Conservative on February 27, 2009 at 7:27 PM

lol – I just noticed that Kensington already beat me to that punch!

Alana on February 27, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Notice the strategic placement of Sgt Michelle Obama there in the front row.

Mike D. on February 27, 2009 at 6:55 PM

LOL.

Thanks for that.

iamse7en on February 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM

izzat sorta like ‘mission accomplished’?

ElRonaldo on February 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Obama in two words, “Keine Wahrheit”.

Johan Klaus on February 27, 2009 at 7:31 PM

By the first year of his Presidency,
Obama had given to me
A big tax increase on my salary.
Christian Conservative on February 27, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Glad to hear you’re fortunate enough to be making over a quarter mil a year.

Constantine on February 27, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Obama in two words, “Keine Wahrheit”.

Johan Klaus on February 27, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Aber Obama haben ein kreig gegen dem Conservativen und Republikanen, ja?

Jenfidel on February 27, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Glad to hear you’re fortunate enough to be making over a quarter mil a year.

Constantine on February 27, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Yeah, and I will be laying off half of our workers.

Johan Klaus on February 27, 2009 at 7:35 PM

And so I want to be very clear
Makes me yearn for “my friends”. I can’t take this hypocritical phrase for four more years.

sherry on February 27, 2009 at 6:26 PM

I just miss going to bed knowing an Adult was charge of my country.

Kevin in Southern Illinois on February 27, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Glad to hear you’re fortunate enough to be making over a quarter mil a year.

Constantine on February 27, 2009 at 7:32 PM

And I am saddened to hear that you believe everything The One tells you and that you have apparently never heard of the Obama Expiration Date factor even though the very main topic of this thread is but one example of it.

Tav on February 27, 2009 at 7:37 PM

By the first year of his Presidency.

Tav on Feb 27,2009 at 7:26PM.

Tav: Creative, ‘Two thumbs Up’, and a ‘H#ll Yes’,!:)

canopfor on February 27, 2009 at 7:37 PM

who will not be the “LEADER OF THE FREE-WORLD”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He doesn’t want to be leader of the free world.

He wants to be leader of a non-free U.S.A.

And then leader of a non-free world.

Alana on February 27, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Sadly, words like this from Obama ring so hollow after all the things he’s said in the past.

CP on February 27, 2009 at 7:41 PM

I just miss going to bed knowing an Adult was charge of my country.

Kevin in Southern Illinois on February 27, 2009 at 7:37 PM

So do I–I don’t sleep so well these days.
I also loved knowing that the Commander-in-Chief was someone the troops trusted and whose orders they would gladly follow (although they’ll do that anyway for Obama whether like or trust him or not).
God bless our troops!
And anyone reads this who served, thank you for your precious service!!

Jenfidel on February 27, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Jenfidel on February 27, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Ya, aber Ich bin der treue Husar

Johan Klaus on February 27, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Isn’t this the same military that was air-raiding villages and killing civilians? The majority of those in uniform have got to be steamed.

jimmy2shoes on February 27, 2009 at 7:44 PM

BTW, what’s up with all that female window dressing behind Obama?

Apparently, they emptied out the personnel office for his speech.

Hey now… I’m a female vet so I can rag on my fellow servicemen if I want to ; )

The Ugly American on February 27, 2009 at 7:45 PM

He wants to be leader of a non-free U.S.A.

And then leader of a non-free world.

Alana on February 27, 2009 at 7:40 PM

He wants, first and foremost, REVENGE. That is what drives his every move. Social and economic “justice” – i.e. revenge on all fronts.

progressoverpeace on February 27, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Aber Obama haben ein kreig gegen dem Conservativen und Republikanen, ja?

Jenfidel on February 27, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Ja.

Anna on February 27, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Two words never mentioned in the speech. “democracy” and “victory”

That’s shameful for a commander-in-cheif.

jjverdi on February 27, 2009 at 7:46 PM

Obama is what we used to refer to as a “Jody” on active duty. The scrub that’s too afraid to serve and bad mouths those who do.

Hog Wild on February 27, 2009 at 7:48 PM

BTW, what’s up with all that female window dressing behind Obama?

Apparently, they emptied out the personnel office for his speech.

Hey now… I’m a female vet so I can rag on my fellow servicemen if I want to ; )

The Ugly American on February 27, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Okay, I admit, I’m glad someone else brought this up. They would have had to order my butt to be there for that – I used to take leave for change-of-command ceremonies. Some of them looked none-too-pleased to be there too – they probably didn’t appreciate being used as props.

Curious that there were a hella lot of women behind him.

Anna on February 27, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Presidential

Terry Silver on February 27, 2009 at 7:50 PM

The majority of those in uniform have got to be steamed.

jimmy2shoes on February 27, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Some of them looked none-too-pleased to be there too – they probably didn’t appreciate being used as props.

Anna on February 27, 2009 at 7:48 PM

That’s what I think.

INC on February 27, 2009 at 7:50 PM

I used to take leave for change-of-command ceremonies.

LMAO……OMG you and me both.

Too funny.

The Ugly American on February 27, 2009 at 7:52 PM

BTW,notice how Hopey is packageing this,

well,ya know,Irag’s government is gonna be a votin,
and their not going to want us there anymore,so,like,
its kinda like honouring ‘States Rights’or sumpin like
dat!

So,like,we *Liberals want to obey all world laws, and all,
and like, we want to honour that,because like,remember,ah,
its their country,so like….. …….(Snark).

*(canopfor was making reference to how Liberals might
think,and, is not how canopfor views are,just to be
clear).

canopfor on February 27, 2009 at 7:53 PM

He wants, first and foremost, REVENGE. That is what drives his every move. Social and economic “justice” – i.e. revenge on all fronts.

True. But also what I said.

Alana on February 27, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Well, TCM just screened 1776. What discouragement they had and what odds they had to overcome. What a heritage the Founders left to us and what an example to persevere.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is next.

INC on February 27, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Crap,I ka-botched Iraq,spelling boo-boo,not Irag!Ugh!

canopfor on February 27, 2009 at 7:56 PM

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 937.93 points, or 11.72% on the month — the worst percentage drop since 1933, when it fell 15.62%

Good job Obama! And it was only your first full month in the White House!

KentAllard on February 27, 2009 at 7:57 PM

The Ugly American on February 27, 2009 at 7:52 PM

I learned very quickly that Navy really stands for Never Again Volunteer Yourself. If you make yourself scarce, they can’t rope you into ‘volunteering’ to look pretty for the brass.

Although I did stick around when Rumsfield toured my workplace. That was worth it.

Anna on February 27, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Two words never mentioned in the speech. “democracy” and “victory”

That’s shameful for a commander-in-cheif.

jjverdi on February 27, 2009 at 7:46 PM

Did he say that they also fought terrorists?

Entelechy on February 27, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Did he say that they also fought terrorists?

He so did not say anything worthwhile that the GOP already expressed their support. I think it’s clear that everybody who was saying Obama would be a disaster on the war question was wrong.

radiofreevillage on February 27, 2009 at 8:07 PM

timajin on February 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Patriot
Capitalist

FontanaConservative on February 27, 2009 at 8:12 PM

So do I–I don’t sleep so well these days.
I also loved knowing that the Commander-in-Chief was someone the troops trusted and whose orders they would gladly follow (although they’ll do that anyway for Obama whether like or trust him or not).
God bless our troops!
And anyone reads this who served, thank you for your precious service!!

Jenfidel on February 27, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Thanks!

Have 2 nephews serving. One an F-15 Fighter pilot, the other an Enlisted USAF. Enlisted has already served once in Afghanistan

Kevin in Southern Illinois on February 27, 2009 at 8:13 PM

radiofreevillage, answer my question. I have no use for your gnat-like, faint, annoying, irritating and brainless, buzzing. Take it to where you’re exactly the same as all the others. That’s what you love and aim for. I’d rather die before that happens to me.

Ja, aber Ich bin der treue Husar

Johan Klaus on February 27, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Entelechy on February 27, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Plus, rfv, my grandma always said “you review the day in the evening, not first thing in the morning”. We’ll assess his “on the war” at the end of his term, not now. Now it’s all fakery, as he has zero creds with the Soldiers.

Entelechy on February 27, 2009 at 8:24 PM

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