Obama: Hey, it wasn’t my idea to leave Iraq

posted at 6:31 pm on August 10, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

We may as well finish up the weekend on yet another inexplicable appearance by the Commander in Chief. And this one is a doozy, picked up by Joel Gehrke at The Corner. The President, during his brief, pre-tee off time availability this weekend, chose to address what a mess Iraq currently is and whether or not our lack of presence there had anything to do with it. Well, it did, but it obviously wasn’t his fault. He never really wanted to leave in the first place.

President Obama refused to take responsibility for the lack of U.S. troops in Iraq, saying that American soldiers had to pull out due to political pressure from Iraqi leaders.

“This issue keeps on coming up as if this was my decision,” Obama retorted when asked if he had any second thoughts, in light of the terrorist force taking over regions of Iraq, about having pulled all American troops out of the country. “The reason that we did not have a follow-on force in Iraq was because a majority of Iraqis did not want U.S. troops there and politically they could not pass the kind of laws that would be required to protect our troops in Iraq,” he said.

Now, normally if we wanted to refute a statement like this, we might have to go to Fox News or some conservative bastion of record keeping to find some supporting evidence. But in this case, why don’t we go straight to the horse’s mouth and check in at the White House web site.

ObamaPromiseIraq

Not good enough? How about the White House press office?

“After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011,” he said. “So today, I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year.”

The government has clearly hit the petting zoo stage of planning and execution, so let’s leave the final comment to the animals.

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Obysmal’s Shameless and Blameless charade continues, and the media refuse to challenge the lies.

onlineanalyst on August 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM

A wicked man and a wicked electorate that voted for him.

Chaos in Iraq after the promised total withdrawal was a forgone conclusion for all but the most foolish and ignorant of voters.

Perspicacious on August 10, 2014 at 8:09 PM

At least you got a since-a-hoomah!

ExpressoBold on August 10, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I just find arguing with people to be a waste of time, especially on the internet.

307wolverine on August 10, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Your president is an incompetent, lying POS. Deal with it.

JannyMae on August 10, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Have you ever noticed lib’s (not just lfod), to ever, ever, ever just say, “my guy is a soup sandwich on this issue”? Will never happen. Liberalism is indeed a mental disorder. Sure funny all the guff Bush and other repubs got/get from us dumb right wingers.

arnold ziffel on August 10, 2014 at 8:32 PM

*sigh*

libfreeordie on August 10, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Kind of how I feel every time you fling a turd here.

arnold ziffel on August 10, 2014 at 8:38 PM

*sigh*

libfreeordie on August 10, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Infantile

Dock Savage on August 10, 2014 at 8:43 PM

It’s like his interview with Univision, where the commentator asked him about his responsibility for the “Fast and Furious” gun running to Mexican drug gangs, you know what he said? He said it was Bush’s program. A blatant, bald-faced, cowardly lie.

LashRambo on August 10, 2014 at 8:54 PM

What

A

LYING

SACK

OF

HORSE

CRAAP!

TX-96 on August 10, 2014 at 8:58 PM

LIAR……..

crosshugger on August 10, 2014 at 9:06 PM

lol… pathetic.

rightConcept on August 10, 2014 at 9:11 PM

The Obama solution to any problem is to tell a lie.

claudius on August 10, 2014 at 9:13 PM

His SS agents must have the greatest self-control in the world–of their trigger fingers that is.

Nutstuyu on August 10, 2014 at 9:18 PM

weedisgood on August 10, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Then stop smoking so much weed and get back to work building a time machine!

Golf. Foxtrot. Yankee.

Nutstuyu on August 10, 2014 at 9:21 PM

I hate to actually say it, but I am no longer surprised when Obama just cold bluntly lies and the media doesn’t call him on it. President Bush didn’t pull the military out. Just what do you expect to happen when you are in a war and rather then win just call everyone home and quit fighting. That is not ending the war, it is called surrender.

pwb on August 10, 2014 at 9:24 PM

The most amazing this is what this says about the reflexive left in this country that still thinks this guy has one ounce of credibility.

If you say the interview with the Jew hater Tom Friedman, all you could see was him nodding his head up and down like a dummy…Friedman is the archetypes of the blithering idiots on the left who have guided this country most of the time for the past 50 years or more.

georgealbert on August 10, 2014 at 9:33 PM

hey everybody, give the Prez a break. I mean seriously, the man hasn’t been given the chance to just vote PRESENT for over five years. Crap happens. So of course he has got to make up some silly a$$ stories about doing one thing and saying another. It’s all good. The press will back him up. Nothing to worry about for the next twenty years until the history books finally get it right, and by then Barry will have made his $100 million for speaking fees and played his 3,000th round of golf.

It’s all good.

parke on August 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Barack Obelushi: it’s not my fault!

Mallard T. Drake on August 10, 2014 at 9:56 PM

This seems so appropriate at this time.

“At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing.”

Closet Optimist on August 10, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Many people have already died on Obama’s watch, and unfortunately the body count will increase over the next few years.
The only way to deal with terrorists is to execute with prejudice. And Mr. Obama doesn’t have the conviction, nor the desire to execute this type of plan.
This is what happens when a community organizer and his bunglers got the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Forget impeachment, focus on the midterms and R’s should gain total control of Congress. They’re not necessarily much better but this progressive BS has to end.
After 2016 election with an R in the White House, O and his clubhouse of amateurs should be arrested for treason and dereliction of duty.
God here my prayers!

woodhull on August 10, 2014 at 10:47 PM

F@CK YOU!!!

Patriot Vet on August 10, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I’m so embarrassed of and for my President.

On the plus side, at least Jimmy Carter is happy. After the last 6 years, nobody will ever again mention his debacle of a Presidency.

Professor Blather on August 10, 2014 at 10:59 PM

“I’m going to walk towards you with a lit torch, and if you get burned, it’s your fault!”

- ManChild

UnstChem on August 10, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Obama: Hey, it wasn’t my idea to leave Iraq

It never is your idea, is it, Barry?

LancerDL on August 10, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Well, hey… I mean Joe Biden did say that Iraq would be seen as some sort of crowning foreign policy achievement for the Obama Administration…

dpduq on August 10, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Oh Gee — it’s NEVER Obama’s fault.

Axion on August 11, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Obama is the only president that didn’t have “the buck stops here” sign on his desk. Obama’s is “I’m passing the buck to anyone but it sure won’t stop here”.

TulsAmerican on August 11, 2014 at 1:06 AM

I’m so embarrassed of and for my President.

On the plus side, at least Jimmy Carter is happy. After the last 6 years, nobody will ever again mention his debacle of a Presidency.

Professor Blather on August 10, 2014 at 10:59

PM

+1

Khun Joe on August 11, 2014 at 1:28 AM

As long as ISIL can be kept from storming the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard, Barack is doing his job.

A camo bike helmet is next.

profitsbeard on August 11, 2014 at 1:45 AM

Obama is the only president that didn’t have “the buck stops here” sign on his desk. Obama’s is “I’m passing the buck to anyone but it sure won’t stop here”.

TulsAmerican on August 11, 2014 at 1:06 AM

The sign on Obama’s desk reads:

WHAT THE BUCK?

profitsbeard on August 11, 2014 at 1:47 AM

I have not seen or heard an informative reinforcement of the truth by GOP-oriented PACS.

Drive the stake in!

Play the clips! Then show BO saying things like; “Dems are generally fact-based and reason-based. Unlike GOP nomnsense.”
(Close at least.)

Rub this dumbass’ nose into the piles he leaves all over. One of many gifts that keeps on giving: “If you like your plan, you can keep it. Period!”

ha_tspc on August 11, 2014 at 3:38 AM

“Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?”

talkingpoints on August 11, 2014 at 6:58 AM

In hindsight, if Bush didn’t invade Iraq then Obama wouldn’t have to tell this lie.

rogerb on August 11, 2014 at 7:16 AM

In hindsight, if Bush didn’t invade Iraq then Obama wouldn’t have to tell this lie.

rogerb on August 11, 2014 at 7:16 AM
Point of order – liars have to lie, so Teh SCOAMT would be lying anyway.

Steve Eggleston on August 11, 2014 at 7:25 AM

“He lives in a bubble with Michelle…”

Wethal on August 10, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Must be a damned big bubble…

Dopenstrange on August 11, 2014 at 8:36 AM

I’m waiting for him to blame the Founders for creating a system in which a scoundrel like himself could be elected President.

justltl on August 11, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Nothing left to do but laugh at O’Bozo – The Clown President.

Jaibones on August 11, 2014 at 9:25 AM

As long as ISIL can be kept from storming the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard, Barack is doing his job.

A camo bike helmet is next.

profitsbeard on August 11, 2014 at 1:45 AM

But he’ll never give up the mom-jeans… because that’s just how he rolls!

dominigan on August 11, 2014 at 9:38 AM

With 0b00ba, it’s always about 0b00ba. When he says it isn’t, you can be sure it is.

Akzed on August 11, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Isn’t it amazing how NOTHING is ever President Obama’s fault.

kjatexas on August 11, 2014 at 10:13 AM

VP Joe Biden has the solution for ISIS. He suggests that someone stand out on a balcony in the Green Zone, and fire off a shotgun into the air. That should scare them off.

kjatexas on August 11, 2014 at 10:45 AM

If it involves taking responsibility Obama will say anything to deflect that onto some mysterious other.

chrisbolts on August 11, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Leftists accept only credit, never blame or responsibility for mistakes and/or failures. To be sure, nobody likes it but leftists in particular. Note the Democrats scrambling to create distance from Obama, note Obama lying like the psychopath he is about his policies. A rather nasty but general fault in our miniature Stalins.
Who btw, never accepted blame for anything, while he starved millions to death. Obama should only be so lucky.

arand on August 11, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Mucking Liar!

Plus, on obama’care’ he didn’t give a shit that the US population hates it.

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2014 at 10:52 AM

I’m gonna open a quicky lube service, call it ‘Hope & Oil Change’.
Here in liberal La-la land, Seattle, nobody will get the jab.
Hey, even The Pious Prius needs an oil change once in a while!

Tard on August 11, 2014 at 11:04 AM

The AA President:

Due to zero experience and zero expectations – this is the net result.
Obama is in no way embarrassed, for he doesn’t posses an “embarrassment” gene. Results have nothing to do with the position , power and salary to an AA hire – just showing up is enough.

Now I know dopes think AA is wonderful, of course unless you point out someone who got hired due to AA; well – then you are a racist… But for bus drivers, telemarketers and such – AA is just great. As to POTUS… a farking disaster.

So keep on golfing and keep lying on the job – its the AA Way!

Odie1941 on August 11, 2014 at 11:18 AM

I can’t decide which infuriates me more:
Having Pants on Fire Obama get a total pass from the presstitutes on this and every other blatant lie, or knowing that he thinks we’re so frickin’ stupid that we don’t remember what he said.

coppertop on August 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Obama is a liar. No, Obama is a shameless liar!

RebeccaH on August 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM

This guy is a joke producing machine.

Mason on August 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM

YOU LIE!

Pelosi Schmelosi on August 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM

This from the McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine…

narcissistic personality disorder

Autophilia, narcism, narcissism, self-centeredness, self-love Psychiatry A condition characterized by ‘…a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy that begins in early adulthood…’; ±1% of the general population, and 2-16% of the clinical population has NPD. See Autoeroticism, Autosexual.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder > 5 of following criteria

1. Requires excessive admiration
2. Grandiose sense of self-importance; believes self to be superior
3. Preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance
4. Believes that he/she is special and should have only the best
5. Has sense of entitlement, ie deserves special favors or treatment
6. Exploits interpersonal relations, ie takes advantage of others
7. Lacks empathy and concern for others
8. Is envious of others or believes them to be envious of him/her
9. Displays arrogance

I’m not a psychiatrist and I don’t play one on TV, but I’m thinking that Prez O’BoutMe has run the table on this one.

WestTexasBirdDog on August 11, 2014 at 3:08 PM

“Tt was not my idea to not accept responsibility” — President Obama.

NoFanofLibs on August 11, 2014 at 3:53 PM

“Hillary made me leave Iraq.” – Barack H. Obama.

profitsbeard on August 11, 2014 at 9:24 PM

No cure for a degenerate pathological liar. The crime is that he’ll get away with it & live a life of comfort, richness & entitlement.

RdLake on August 11, 2014 at 11:47 PM

The government has clearly hit the petting zoo stage of planning and execution, so let’s leave the final comment to the animals.

Ever notice everything this government does falls into one of three categories?

Nah, you’re kidding, right?

Face Palm

WTF

Boats48 on August 12, 2014 at 6:06 AM

you know what, it’s not o’stupids fault he’s a liar, it’s david gregory,bob shieffer, MSNBC,NBC,CBS,ABC,CNN, the fat troll fixing to take over MTP. scott pelley, brain williams, jimmy fallon, david brooks,gloria borger,joe klein, paul krugman,bill press,laurence o’donnell,dana milbank,dana bash,chrissy what’s his name……..need i go on? these people were schooled by progressives to be progressives. they are cheerleaders for “the one”, all you have to do is listen to the seas receding and the planet healing….right? they created this, real men aren’t driving this wagon anymore, vindictive sissies are, and they won’t like what they get when they get what they wish for!

tm11999 on August 12, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Oh yes it was Mr Liar in Chief

RdLake on August 12, 2014 at 12:51 PM

So Barack, if getting out of Iraq was not your idea, then does that mean that you were lying when you made all those promises and statements about getting out?

You were lying then or you are lying now. Which is it?

AtTheRubicon on August 12, 2014 at 1:01 PM

‘It was not my idea to leave Iraq’ Says TOTUS – The Once, Dear Liars, President 2X Downgrade, the Panahou High School bench scrub.

He will forever define the complete idiocy of Affirmative Action in collision with The Peter Principle.

Not his idea?, this from a mental midget who has not had an original IDEA in his ENTIRE LIFE.

Having to deal with incompetence is difficult, but when it is coupled with arrogance it becomes insufferable.

Missilengr on August 12, 2014 at 3:43 PM

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