July 22, 2008

The Messiah: "Change the debate" vs. reality

Barack Obama talking to ABC's Terry Moran:

TERRY MORAN: The surge of U.S. troops, combined with ordinary Iraqis' rejection of both al Qaeda and Shiite extremists have transformed the country. Attacks are down more than 80% nationwide. U.S. combat casualties have plummeted, five this month so far, compared with 78 last July, and Baghdad has a pulse again. If you had to do it over again, knowing what you know now, would you — would you support the surge?

OBAMA: No, because — keep in mind that —

MORAN: You wouldn't?

OBAMA: Well, no, keep — these kinds of hypotheticals are very difficult. Hindsight is 20/20. I think what I am absolutely convinced of is that at that time, we had to change the political debate, because the view of the Bush administration at that time was one that I just disagreed with…"

So, knowing what we know now, Obama STILL wouldn't support the surge because ... well, we had "to change the debate." In other words, WTF??


Posted by Hube at July 22, 2008 09:28 AM | TrackBack

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Spontaneous and unrehearsed utterances of breathtaking incoherence !!

Posted by: Fred Gregory at July 22, 2008 11:27 AM

Well sure, but as Barry points out, there's no way of knowing whether or not pulling out all of our troops instead of putting in more combat brigades would have forced the Iraqi government to step up militarily and politically. But that's just a hypothetical.

Posted by: G Rex at July 23, 2008 12:17 PM

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