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June 11, 2008

Obama: I Never Called for a Withdrawal (?!?!)
Correction: Seems More "Evolution" Than Flip-Flop; Tape IDs Itself as From 2004

And yet precisely that call for a definite, immediate withdrawal is currently up on his website. But see correction below.

What? Did Obama just actually throw his central campaign pledge under the bus, too?

Is Obama's policy on the central war and peace issue of our time now officially a "distraction" to "what really matters" now?

At what point do people realize this isn't nuance so much as incoherence, stupidity, laziness, "intellectual incuriosity," and simple deception?

The guy pushed the whole Democrat Party to the hard left on immediate unconditional withdrawals (and triumphed partly due to that hardline stupidity) and now he's claiming (as of April 5 of this year) that he's actually in favor of victory first? Correction; see below.

The Lord talks in mysterious ways.

Correction: The YouTube clip actually says this interview is from April 5th, 2004, not this current year as Captain Ed at Hot Air says.

I'm not sure if that's a simple mistake by the Captain or he knows better. For the moment, it seems like an error, and I'm correcting it.

Thanks to Benson.

More Definitive This Time: It was an error. I'm sorry for it. Should have checked before posting. Thanks for straightening out my loose shit.

I'd love to salvage this and say it still says something about Obama's honesty and all that but I don't think I can. This is from four years ago, before the insurgency got a real head of steam behind it.

Obama's current judgment is still woeful. He still wants us to bug out immediately, damn the consequences, though we could pretty much as easily bug out after actually winning the war, completely, finally, irrevocably.

But a clip from 2004 doesn't really say much about that.

Except that his vaunted "judgment" was far better in 2004, and he only began "leading" the Surrender Immediately movement once public opinion was sufficiently far enough ahead of him that he could safely "lead" from the rear.

Snark: from the comments --

This is not the me that I knew.

-- Barack Obama


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