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July 15, 2008

Obama Hopes No One Notices He's Changed His Website

We all know He works in mysterious ways. Sometimes those ways involve removing some inconvenient statements about Iraq from His website.

Barack Obama's campaign scrubbed his presidential Web site over the weekend to remove criticism of the U.S. troop "surge" in Iraq, the Daily News has learned.

The presumed Democratic nominee replaced his Iraq issue Web page, which had described the surge as a "problem" that had barely reduced violence.

"The surge is not working," Obama's old plan stated, citing a lack of Iraqi political cooperation but crediting Sunni sheiks - not U.S. military muscle - for quelling violence in Anbar Province.

The News reported Sunday that insurgent attacks have fallen to the fewest since March 2004.

Obama's campaign posted a new Iraq plan Sunday night, which cites an "improved security situation" paid for with the blood of U.S. troops since the surge began in February 2007.

I seem to remember that Obama has mentioned his self proclaimed superior judgment about Iraq in 2002. Apparently it's his campaign's judgment that being wrong about the surge is a distraction they can't afford.

Of course as countless drunken college students have learned to their dismay, nothing is ever really erased from the web.

h/t Powerline


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