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gman0046
09-05-2010, 05:44 PM
Obongolo claiming any credit for the Iraq war including the removal of combat troops is repulsive. HE DID NOTHING BUT VOTE AGAINST EVERY ASPECT OF THE WAR AND ADHERED TO PRESIDENT BUSH'S WITHDRAWAL PLAN.

WHAT A FRAUD OBOGOLO IS.

YardleyLabs
09-05-2010, 06:18 PM
Obongolo claiming any credit for the Iraq war including the removal of combat troops is repulsive. HE DID NOTHING BUT VOTE AGAINST EVERY ASPECT OF THE WAR AND ADHERED TO PRESIDENT BUSH'S WITHDRAWAL PLAN.

WHAT A FRAUD OBOGOLO IS.
Yo may or may not remember, but Obama called for a 16 month plan to withdraw US combat forces from Iraq, followed by a longer term commitment of forces in a support role beginning in 2007. In 2002 he had opposed the invasion. Once Hussein was toppled he said that while the war was major mistake that we needed to engage in a responsible withdrawal with a time schedule that would be published bt modified as needed based on conditions on the ground. This was attacked by Bush and by the McCain campaign.

However, in 2008, the Bush administration actually adopted what was essentially the Obama plan for withdrawal, leavng McCain dangling in the wind after the rug was pulled out from under him after he based a big part of his campaign on attacking Obama's proposal for a withdrawal timetable. Obama absolutely continued the "Bush" plan when he became President. Why wouldn't he? It was what he recommended years before and repeated almost daily before it was adopted by Bush and after the Bush administration joined in.

See:
http://thecurrent.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/07/mccains-iraq-dilemma.php
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-talk/2008/07/mullen_warns_against_obamas_ir.html
http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/factsheet_iraq.pdf
http://www.opednews.com/Diary/Bush-Administration-Adopts-by-E-Nelson-080822-28.html

Gerry Clinchy
09-05-2010, 06:27 PM
I thought it was kind of interesting that he even mentioned Bush in his withdrawal speech. There seemed no need to do so.

He did not bash Bush for starting the war (directly), nor did he give any credit for the "surge" which may have helped lay groundwork for withdrawal (and which O also opposed)

So, I just wonder why he mentioned Bush at all except to point a finger at who started the war (B) & who ended it (O). Cheap shot IMO. If it was supposed to make O some political points, I don't think it did.