Saturday, President Obama, after having been asked if he now regrets pulling all remaining U.S. troops out of Iraq, said that it was “not my decision.”

That claim can be repeatedly shot down with a few flashbacks:

What leadership!

Wait, let me say that a little differently:

What leadership?

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11 Responses to “Obama vs. Obama: Whose decision was it to pull troops from Iraq?”

  1. backwoodsconservative on August 12th, 2014 1:36 pm

    Yeah, he ended it all right.

    "This is not peace. It is an armistice for twenty years."

    –Ferdinand Foch, about the signing of the Treaty of Versailles

    History has a way of repeating itself.

  2. Marshall_Will on August 12th, 2014 1:38 pm

    Right, because I'm sure all the brass at the Pentagon and swarms of defense analysts all advocated the position Iraq would be just FINE on their own and a military presence there was a simple waste of tax dollars.

    You know, like our U.S Postal Service. Lots of people just standing around, fluffing their gov. pension nest eggs…

  3. Marshall_Will on August 12th, 2014 2:27 pm

    Couple of quick thoughts.., firstly, our best wishes for those encountering the storms in the Det. area, and rioting in MO. Be SAFE out there!

    Pat Buchanan vs. America: We know PB lives in 1968, then tries to draw incredible 'parallels' to today! YES Pat, we realize getting a Rep. in the WH is an uphill proposition. YES we realize "demographics" have changed. YES we would like to change the format of the Electoral College!

    But YOU need to understand it's not so much that demographics have 'changed', they were FORCIBLY ( and artificially ) altered. Every group that comes here is [at first] a minority. They attain success, assimilate and become PART of the mainstream. Stop engaging in the same skin-thin identity politics as the Left!

    We have ample fear mongering from the Left. We don't need any more from YOU?

  4. Truesoldier__ on August 12th, 2014 3:13 pm

    Exactly. Speaking of the post office. I have noticed that our local post office has been cooking their stats lately. They are scanning packages as delivered (especially the 3 day priority ones) the day they get them at the post office, but not delivering them until the next day.

    My guess is that if they have a certain on time delivery percentage they get a bonus.

  5. Truesoldier__ on August 12th, 2014 3:22 pm

    There is even more to this story than just I pulled the troops out before I didn't. Remember, it was only a few short weeks ago that Susan Rice petitioned Congress to repeal the use of force in Iraq claiming it was not necessary anymore. Now we are slightly bombing there (If it were me I would be using heavy bombers to decimate ISIS but I digress).
    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/white-hou

    When dear leader sent his War Powers Resoultion report to Congress he did not use as justification for the airstrikes the Iraq use of force authorization instead here is what he claimed is the reason for bombing:

    “my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive,”

    Pretty thin reasoning, especially when there is already an authorization for use of force in place, but that would mean dear leader would have to admit that he was wrong about the appeal.
    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/white-hou

  6. Truesoldier__ on August 12th, 2014 3:25 pm

    Also form the same story, it appears that dear leader may be intentionally leaving some US civilian workers in harms way in Iraq:

    The administration is saying that they’re going to authorize air strikes if ISIS gets close to U.S. personal or stationed personal, which in [our] mind, if there is a threat in the region you get your people out unless they’re military.”

    This rationale from the White House is leading some to speculate that U.S. personnel in the region are being left in harms way “as collateral” because the Obama administration “can’t get his party and donor base to support further action in Iraq,” according to the source.

    So for political reasons dear leader is leaving people in harms way to possibly get massacred by ISIL so he can claim that his hands our tied, that ISIL's actions, not his decisions, forced more action in Iraq.

  7. Truesoldier__ on August 12th, 2014 4:43 pm

    Rich Lowry has a great line regarding dear leader and his Iraq proclamations:

    He never ended the Iraq War, as he so proudly said. He only abandoned it.

  8. Steve on August 12th, 2014 10:59 pm

    Two Classic early Robin Williams videos – Robin Williams meets Henry Winkler – Mork Meets The Fonz
    http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2014/08/robin-willi

  9. Marshall_Will on August 13th, 2014 1:49 pm

    Love RL! Nail, meet hammer.

    Wasn't this the fear all along? Our foreign 'policy' would be run by Code Pink?

  10. Marshall_Will on August 13th, 2014 1:51 pm

    “can’t get his party and donor base to support further action in Iraq,”

    The ONLY factor that guides His decision making 'process'. Everything else is, well.., in the back of the bus.

  11. Marshall_Will on August 13th, 2014 1:54 pm

    "claiming it was not necessary anymore"

    It's all about The Timeline w/ these people isn't IT? They're forever working off pre-printed, formally agreed upon ( Bill Ayers Approved (TM) ) scripts. Then get all butt-hurt when the rest of the world doesn't fall over w/ their legs in the air…

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