Nice try, Barack

July 28, 2008

BO obviously thinks I’m not paying attention. Here is his recent interview with (the ever adorable) Bill Hemmer talking about the surge in Iraq and whether it was or wasn’t a success:

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The “HUH?” moment:

Bill Hemmer: When you opposed the surge publicly…I did not hear you say the Sunni Awakening is happening and that’s going to turn Anbar province

Barack Obama: I don’t think anybody understood the degree of significance of that.

Sorry, BO, you don’t get to rewrite history. Here is what President Bush said when outlining the specifics of the surge in 01/07:

Our military forces in Anbar are killing and capturing al Qaeda leaders, and they are protecting the local population. Recently, local tribal leaders have begun to show their willingness to take on al Qaeda. And as a result, our commanders believe we have an opportunity to deal a serious blow to the terrorists. So I have given orders to increase American forces in Anbar Province by 4,000 troops. These troops will work with Iraqi and tribal forces to keep up the pressure on the terrorists. America’s men and women in uniform took away al Qaeda’s safe haven in Afghanistan — and we will not allow them to re-establish it in Iraq.

Make it up as you go along. Maybe no one will notice.


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