Obama Admits to Being on the Wrong Side of History on Iraq
posted at 12:55 pm on July 1, 2009 by dougpowers
I never thought I’d see the day that President Obama took credit for Bush’s war crimes, but that day was yesterday.
U.S. President Barack Obama said the withdrawal of American combat forces from all Iraqi cities on Tuesday is “an important milestone.” Mr. Obama said he expects more violence in Iraq, but that the country will emerge stable and sovereign.
It’s amazing enough that Obama’s entire statement on the successes in Iraq didn’t positively acknowledge the troops or Bush, without whom none of the progress in Iraq that Obama is essentially taking credit for would have been possible, but here’s the real knee-slapper:
“The future belongs to those who build, not those who destroy. And today’s transition is further proof that those who have tried to pull Iraq into the abyss of disunion and civil war are on the wrong side of history,” the president said.
By working to undermine, prevent and stop the operations in Iraq to free that nation, Obama, Harry “the war is lost” Reid, et al, by course of their actions against the war, were clearly willing to allow Iraq to be pulled into the abyss of disunion and civil war.
From where I sit, Barack Obama just admitted that he and countless Democrats were on the wrong side of history, and I agree 100%. Who says liberals and conservatives can’t find common ground on certain issues?
To turn around one of John Kerry’s famous quotes on flip-flopping, Obama was “against the Iraq war before he was for it.”
Obama is that kid who voted to cancel the entire baseball season because the team wasn’t going to win any games, skipped all the contests, and then elbowed out all the other players to get his picture taken holding the championship trophy on team photo day.