There is no question whatsoever that George W. Bush handed Barack Obama a victory in Iraq as “messiah” took office.
The clearest expression of that victory came from his vice president, Joe Biden, who proclaimed after Bush handed over Iraq:
I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.
I want you to note that while I used that statement from Biden several times (such as when he first said it), I quoted it from an article I read titled, “Obama’s Utterly Failed Policy With Syria, Egypt, Iran, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan And The Entire Middle East Is A Clear And Present Danger.” I just want to ask right now, WHO WAS RIGHT???
Obama – who had always demonized the war in Iraq – flatly stated the surge strategy that defeated the terrorists would not work. The simple fact of the matter is that it DID work. And the reason that we’re losing absolutely EVERYTHING we sacrificed 4,500 dead and over 30,000 wounded Americans is because under Obama we pulled out and LEFT.
But let me continue with Obama’s record of disinformation, deception and deceit. Obama boasted:
THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end — for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world. 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.
As Commander-in-Chief, ensuring the success of this strategy has been one of my highest national security priorities. Last year, I announced the end to our combat mission in Iraq. And to date, we’ve removed more than 100,000 troops. Iraqis have taken full responsibility for their country’s security. […]
Over the next two months, our troops in Iraq — tens of thousands of them — will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home. The last American soldier[s] will cross the border out of Iraq with their heads held high, proud of their success, and knowing that the American people stand united in our support for our troops. That is how America’s military efforts in Iraq will end. […]
This December will be a time to reflect on all that we’ve been though in this war. I’ll join the American people in paying tribute to the more than 1 million Americans who have served in Iraq. We’ll honor our many wounded warriors and the nearly 4,500 American patriots — and their Iraqi and coalition partners — who gave their lives to this effort.
And finally, I would note that the end of war in Iraq reflects a larger transition. The tide of war is receding. The drawdown in Iraq allowed us to refocus our fight against al Qaeda and achieve major victories against its leadership — including Osama bin Laden. Now, even as we remove our last troops from Iraq, we’re beginning to bring our troops home from Afghanistan, where we’ve begun a transition to Afghan security and leadership. When I took office, roughly 180,000 troops were deployed in both these wars. And by the end of this year that number will be cut in half, and make no mistake: It will continue to go down. […]
So to sum up, the United States is moving forward from a position of strength. The long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year. The transition in Afghanistan is moving forward, and our troops are finally coming home. As they do, fewer deployments and more time training will help keep our military the very best in the world. And as we welcome home our newest veterans, we’ll never stop working to give them and their families the care, the benefits and the opportunities that they have earned.
This includes enlisting our veterans in the greatest challenge that we now face as a nation — creating opportunity and jobs in this country. Because after a decade of war, the nation that we need to build — and the nation that we will build — is our own; an America that sees its economic strength restored just as we’ve restored our leadership around the globe.
Thank you very much.
I wonder what the “more than 1 million Americans who have served in Iraq” think of false messiah Obama now that they know that absolutely everything they fought for, everything their brothers died for, everything thousands of them suffered terrible wounds for, has been PISSED AWAY by a deluded and benighted fool?
I want you to realize that absolutely EVERYTHING Obama promised was a lie. He claimed –
“And as we welcome home our newest veterans, we’ll never stop working to give them and their families the care, the benefits and the opportunities that they have earned.”
Allow me to reference the latest national news with an out-of-control, bloated, Veterans Administration bureaucracy in which veterans are literally DYING while they’re waiting just to get on secret waiting lists.
But let’s refocus on the OTHER galling, appalling, demon-possessed lie about the “success” of Obama’s “strategy.” Obama boasted in the above speech:
As Commander-in-Chief, ensuring the success of this strategy has been one of my highest national security priorities.
Obama “ensured” that not merely a terrorist group BUT A DAMN TERRORIST ARMY WOULD FLOOD LIKE ROACHES ACROSS A THIRD OF IRAQ AND CREATE A CALIPHATE TO LAUNCH WORSE ATTACKS AGAINST AMERICA THAN 9/11. THAT’s what he “ensured.”
I love the title of an article that primarily just pastes together a series of Obama’s blathering words and then gives us a few snippets that reveals the disgraceful failure of the blathering policies behind those blathering words. The title says it all:
In 2o11, as he lied his way to victory in the 2012 election, Obama boasted:
This strategy is grounded in a clear and achievable goal shared by the Iraqi people and the American people: an Iraq that is sovereign, stable, and self-reliant.
[W]e will work to promote an Iraqi government that is just, representative, and accountable, and that provides neither support nor safe haven to terrorists.”
Yeah, right, you wicked liar.
Time for that “Dr. Phil” question: “How’s all that Obama-ensuring-success-of-this-strategy-restored-leadership-around-the-globe working for you?”
Iraqi troops “Bergdahled” on us and just took off their uniforms and their body armor and deserted their posts:
Iraq: Militants seize Mosul as troops abandon posts
Mosul, Iraq, June 10, 2014
Gunmen seized Iraq’s second-largest city Tuesday as troops threw away their uniforms and abandoned their posts, officials said, in another blow to the authorities, who appear incapable of stopping militant advances.
In moral idiot Obama rhetoric, they “served with honor and distinction.”
The terrorist army is now firmly in control of pretty much ALL of the near third of Iraq dominated by Sunnis. And they are fighting within 50 miles of Baghdad. And employing such gruesome tactics that even al Qaeda blanches.
Literally Tuesday of last week, Obama was still foolishly boasting utter nonsense, such as this gem of abject moral stupidity:
The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been.
Let me just begin by pointing out that Barack Obama is not just a demon-possessed liar by my words; he’s a liar according to his own. As I write this – and as Obama was blathering the above drivel – we have THE largest humanitarian crisis EVER erupting on our border with Mexico, as tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children have totally overwhelmed our Border Patrol resources. Read about the disaster. Anyway, Obama’s spin-stooges are arguing that these tens of thousands of new illegal immigrants aren’t flooding into America because Obama has abrogated the law and refused to enforce it, no; they’re pouring in here because of the out-of-control VIOLENCE that has overwhelmed their home countries. Yet we’re less violent than we’ve ever been in the world. Right. My God, but this man lies refute his own lies with such regularity it is beyond unreal.
I mean, holy crap, tell that “the world is less violent than it has ever been” idiocy to the nearly 200,000 Syrians who have been murdered while Republicans and military leaders have BEGGED OBAMA TO FOR-THE-LOVE-OF-GOD-DO SOMETHING while he went to endless fundraisers. In this peaceful Utopia of Obama’s there are more than one million Syrian refugees who have fled the terror and rape and murder of their homeland. There are more Syrian school-age children in Lebanon right now than there are freaking LEBANESE school-age children!
It is BECAUSE of Obama’s disgrace and failure in Syria – typified by his despicable “red line” bullcrap empty useless rhetoric – that we now have the meltdown in Iraq. ISIS is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. ISIS now dominates a third of both countries. Obama allowed cancer to metastasize and he did NOTHING but blather about what a wondrous success he’s created out of sand and now that cancer is spreading.
The same John McCain Obama savagely mocked for the sin of being completely right when McCain said we needed to have a long-term force in Iraq the way we had them in Germany and in Japan after the war has been begging Obama for more than three years to please for the sake of all living things to send some kind of aid for the anti-regime fighters. Obama pissed away that opportunity the way he’s pissed away every other good thing in the universe and now the war is raging with well-trained, well-funded terrorists because Obama wouldn’t provide any training, any weapons or any funding for the pro-democrat fighters trying to oppose Assad.
Obama is the cancer that is spreading American weakness. Nobody trusts us to stand by them. Nobody SHOULD trust us to stand by them. Because Obama has obliterated American resolve and American credibility.
In this world that is “more tolerant than it has ever been,” tell that to the Sudanese Christian woman who has been sentenced to suffer 100 lashes before being executed because she will not renounce her faith in Christ. I can only suppose that Obama despises Jesus Christ and His Christianity every bit as much as the State jihadists who are going to murder her that he would say such a patently idiotic thing.
All of Obama’s pure lies aside, I was stating it back in 2011:
Promise: we are going to fail in Afghanistan every bit as much as we are wildly failing in Iraq. To announce to your enemy that you are going to leave is tantamount to offering your surrender. And the Taliban will flood in and the terrorists will have TWO caliphates to attack America from the way they attacked us on 9/11.
Already al Qaeda is stronger than they have ever been and control more territory than they ever have. We have lost the war on terror. And therefore terror will be coming back to viciously bite us.
We are wildly failing. And we are wildly failing because we have a Failure-in-Chief who has disgraced this nation and arrogantly brought the wrath of God down upon us.
Barack Obama is a liar without shame, without honor, without virtue, without integrity and without decency of any kind. He blamed America and America’s presence for chaos and violence and argued that withdrawing from a confrontation with our enemies would result in a Utopia. Because he is a fool. The fact of the matter is that you either fight evil or you surrender to it. If you blather words at it, which Obama has done, or negotiate with it (think of the Bergdahl trade; or think of Obama pleading with Iran to help us in Iraq), as Obama has done, or embrace it, as Obama has certainly done here at home, you become evil. And that is where this nation is at, what it has degenerated into.