Saturday, October 22, 2011

Obama Loses Face - and Iraq War

Obama lost a war that the US won twice.
With all the audacity of "hope" President Obama announced today that the US will be removing ALL troops from Iraq at the end of the year.  Even though that will sound like a nice campaign promise to his leftist and demented base, this is a diplomatic failure of gargantuan circumstances.  President Bush had agreed to troop drawdown in his last year of his presidency - all Obama had to do was manage the situation.  And that would have entailed having some troop presence and airbases to maintain some control over the region, Iran, Syria and others - that's why we went in there.

Instead Obama bungled it all away - all this year the administration was trying to negotiate some additional  presence 'after' we left - but it got confused with mixed messages he was sending while trying to balance his political base at home.  Now the growing Iran influence will probably take over Iraq and our years of sacrifice will be for naught - because of this incompetant, ill-equipped and ignorant President.  The "i's" have it.

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