January 28, 2010

He blames Bush for everything... except this.

Bill Kristol: - What Obama can't bring himself to say -- we won in Iraq:

...President Obama says he is "not interested in re-litigating the past." Well, I am -- at least to this extent: Would it have been too much for the president of the United States to have acknowledged and paid tribute to a truly remarkable recent American achievement -- turning around the war in Iraq and putting that war on course to a successful outcome?

Here's what Obama did say about Iraq:
As we take the fight to al Qaeda, we are responsibly leaving Iraq to its people. As a candidate, I promised that I would end this war, and that is what I am doing as president. We will have all of our combat troops out of Iraq by the end of this August. We will support the Iraqi government as they hold elections, and continue to partner with the Iraqi people to promote regional peace and prosperity. But make no mistake: this war is ending, and all of our troops are coming home.
That's it: "This war is ending." But it's ending in a certain way -- with success. It could have ended with failure. Success rather than failure in Iraq has made a big difference elsewhere in the Middle East -- including in Iran....

What a moral pygmy. President Bush made the tough call, the right decision, when all the weak sisters wanted to cut and run from Iraq. and we won. Now, after endless sniveling about how all his problems are inherited from Bush, Obama isn't man enough to acknowledge this signal triumph. Democrats, I spit upon you with utmost contempt. You are low-class creeps to act in this way.

This is particularly galling because Bush could reasonably have blamed Clinton for a lot of problems he inherited, such as al-Qaeda and the Dot,com recession. But he was too much of a man to do such a thing.

President Bush with soldiers

Posted by John Weidner at January 28, 2010 11:18 AM
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