Blame Bush for Everything…Except Success in Iraq

Vice President Biden appeared on the Larry King program Wednesday.  When King asked him about Iraq he said:

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’ve been impressed how they have been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.

Greatest achievements of this administration?  Astounding!

Most of the communication from the Obama White House is deception, targeting people who don’t have the time or interest to dig into every issue and root out the truth.  But this creates a disingenuous category of it’s own.  The truth is that in 2007 and 2008 Then Senator Obama used his office to try to cause the Iraq operation to end in failure.

When the surge strategies that ultimately succeeded were beginning Senator Obama could have seized the opportunity to be an idealistic, visionary leader in the cause of liberty for the Iraqi people, and victory for America.  Instead, he deferred to the defeatist dogma of those in his party who desperately wanted failure in Iraq, to vindicate their position, that “Bush’s war” was an irreversible disaster. In a TV interview Candidate Obama fell back on the simplistic chants of the anti-war Left:

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

In July, 2007 as the intense combat phase of the surge strategies and initiatives was in full force, and the troops deserved unqualified support from the home front, Senator Obama appeared on The Today Show and said:

My assessment is that the surge has not worked and we will not see a different report eight weeks from now.

Obama repeatedly tried his best prevent success in Iraq, first by introducing legislation that would have aborted the surge just as it began, and by twice voting to withdraw funds for the Iraq operation, even as US troops were engaged in daily combat.

As for Joe Biden, let’s not forget his idea, to Divide Iraq into three or four countries, one for each ethnic sub-group.  Thankfully our troops were never ordered to facilitate that train wreck.

Is there a word strong enough to properly characterize Biden’s chutzpa in now the success of the Iraq operation for Obama?

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