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July 22, 2008

Captain Bullshit...If I Hadn't Been Wrong, I'd Have Been Right

During his whirlwind stop in Iraq Obama found time to give an interview to ABC news. When asked if his judgment about the surge was wrong, he answered...

"Here is what I will say," Obama said, "I think that, I did not anticipate, and I think that this is a fair characterization, the convergence of not only the surge but the Sunni awakening in which a whole host of Sunni tribal leaders decided that they had had enough with Al Qaeda, in the Shii’a community the militias standing down to some degrees. So what you had is a combination of political factors inside of Iraq that then came right at the same time as terrific work by our troops. Had those political factors not occurred, I think that my assessment would have been correct."

The Democrats spent the months of the surge complaining that it was only impacting the military and security challenges in Iraq while doing nothing about the political situation. Remember the mantra of "no political progress is being made!"? Now that the political benefits of the surge are evident and can't be ignored, the Democrats turn on a dime and say all the political progress occurred independently of the surge, which they opposed, and would have happened anyway if we had bailed on Iraq as they demanded.

I guess hen you are the Messiah (or even a run of th mill Democrat) the normal rules of being responsible for what you say obviously don't apply.

A side note, I'm watching the Obama press conference right now. In response to a question on what the relationship between Israel would be like under His administration he just said, "Israel is a strong friend of Israel" and will be whether he or McCain is elected. Just another thing for the "If he were a Republican we'd be laughing at him" file.


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