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Obama Admits to Being on the Wrong Side of History on Iraq

posted at 12:55 pm on July 1, 2009 by

I never thought I’d see the day that President Obama took credit for Bush’s war crimes, but that day was yesterday.

President Obama, who was against the Iraq war every step of the way and opposed the surge, spoke yesterday about the withdrawal of troops from Iraqi cities:

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.

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You see, Colonel Obama thinks you are no smarter than that guy hanging on the door of his hut sweet hut in Kenya.

tarpon on July 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM

He certainly is a piece of work, isnt’ he???

I read this to mean that he is taking credit for it as an American, what a buttchunk.

It would be nice once to hear him acknowledge that he had absolutely nothing to do with this and if anything was a road block to Iraq.

momof2 on July 1, 2009 at 4:30 PM

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.

Nicely stated!

Keemo on July 1, 2009 at 10:27 PM

If it weren’t for Bush-haters extending their hatred to the Iraq war we probably could have saved a few thousand lives. AQI and the rest knew they could never beat the US military in a stand-up fight. IEDs and the rest of their tactics had only one goal: to weaken political resolve to fight the war. With Reid, Obama, Pelosi etc throwing every bucket of blood the jihadists handed them the war was prolonged because the jihadists saw strategic opportunity as long as these clowns ran their mouths.

Mr Snuggle Bunny on July 2, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Excellent post. Just excellent. Outstanding!

But . . . THEY WILL SCREW THIS UP! ROYALLY.

And the consequences will likely be tragic.

How can I be so pessimistic? Please note that the article you linked to ends with one of the strangest, and most frightening paragraphs . . . perhaps in the entire history of journalism:

Gibbs also said that Vice President Joe Biden will lead the administration’s Iraq policy and work with the Iraqis to help them bridge their political differences.

You may also recall that Joe “Knowing about the Economy Is above My Paygrade” Biden, was also the fella who The One put in charge of ensuring that the stimulus funding was not wasted!

Why would he turn to Biden again? Because as a certain glamor gal once said of her hubby, “he’s not afraid of smart people!

Trochilus on July 4, 2009 at 11:05 AM