It’s Official – Barack Flips on Iraq

14Jul08
Welcome to visitors from sites like Instapundit, The Real Barack Obama, Small Dead Animals and Pundit Review. After you read this post, check out “Barack Lied, Hillary Died.”


Barack’s website has been updated – he is no longer calling for a blind withdrawal of troops from Iraq – the position that outflanked Hillary and won him the nomination.

Here’s what his official position has been since before the primaries, as outlined on his website, without any caveats about talking to commanders or conditions on the ground:

Obama will immediately begin to remove our troops from Iraq. He will remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months.

Could you give that to us again, just to make sure no one is confused?

Obama has a plan to immediately begin withdrawing our troops engaged in combat operations at a pace of one or two brigades every month, to be completed by the end of next year.

Here’s Barack’s new position:

Barack Obama believes we must be as careful getting out of Iraq as we were careless getting in. Immediately upon taking office, Obama will give his Secretary of Defense and military commanders a new mission in Iraq: ending the war. The removal of our troops will be responsible and phased, directed by military commanders on the ground and done in consultation with the Iraqi government. Military experts believe we can safely redeploy combat brigades from Iraq at a pace of 1 to 2 brigades a month that would remove them in 16 months. That would be the summer of 2010 – more than 7 years after the war began.

Under the Obama plan, a residual force will remain in Iraq and in the region to conduct targeted counter-terrorism missions against al Qaeda in Iraq and to protect American diplomatic and civilian personnel. He will not build permanent bases in Iraq, but will continue efforts to train and support the Iraqi security forces as long as Iraqi leaders move toward political reconciliation and away from sectarianism.

Democrats were duped into dumping Hillary. Has a more malicious and manipulative politician ever walked the earth? It’s hard to imagine.

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7 Responses to “It’s Official – Barack Flips on Iraq”

  1. 1 jmkoriginals

    I agree, the Dems are being hoodwinked. I think there is a lot of big money behind Barack like George Soros and who knows who else. Could be other country even, that wouldn’t surprise. He is throwing money around like it’s confetti. He’s also fine with us paying more for gas too!

  2. 2 K T Cat

    An organized retreat is still a retreat.

    Perhaps he’ll take the time to create Vichy Iraq for Iran.

  3. 3 Barlycorn, John

    What next? I predict he appoints Cheney as Veep.

    At least he took out the clueless gaff about ordering the Joint Chiefs of Staff to end the war. He is a maroon. But without this shift, he can’t win. You can’t trash the credibility of the US of A in order to make a segment of you supporters feel like they were “right all along.

  4. 4 Montagne Mointaigne

    He outflanked Hillary because she voted for and supported the war in the first place. Like John McCain did. People won’t forget that.

    Invading Iraq in the first place was the mistake. It’s on Bush and the Republicans. It’s on McCain. It’s an albatross and it will make Obama the next president.

  5. 5 Robyn

    What always amazes me is the ability of white males to state something and assume that everyone will take it as truth. The statement that Clinton lost because of Barack’s stance on the war is unsubstantiated. It is an assumption based on a flawed thinking pattern. But as always, because of the legitimacy granted to white males, the stance itself goes unchallenged and melts into the conversation as if it had a basis in fact.

    As a thinking reasoning human being I expect any reasoning thinking human being to modify opinions based on new facts being presented to her/him. To say that Obama flipped is simplifying the processes of decision making. He is not a child and is able to create nuanced plans of action based on the evidence at hand. I try to listen and be respectful to differiing points of view but it is hard to hear people slinging trash while calling it thoughtful discussion.

    You vote for a person based on thinking one a better leader, human. diplomat, authority etc. To sling venom and silly things is to actually weaken the person you support. My observations are that I have seen this time and time again especially coming from white males in positions of authority. I think that being granted a voice in any medium calls you to be more careful in your conversation. It is a powerful expression of arrogance to do otherwise.

    Be Well.

    Robyn


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