Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Obama Scrubs Surge From Website
Surge Purged From Official Obama Website! Yessiree Bob!
Oh, those Obamaniacs are a busy little bunch, scrubbing away all of Obama's "surge is not and never will work" statements that were reproduced at this Official Website! This is called stealth-editing, also referred to as revisionism. Sometimes revisionism goes hand in hand with inexperience and a lack of qualifications. A lack of gravitas.
Democrat presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama, Junior, has scrubbed his official website clean of his history of Iraq anti-surge commentary and policy. New York Daily News:
Barack Obama's campaign scrubbed his presidential Web site over the weekend to remove criticism of the U.S. troop "surge" in Iraq, the Daily News has learned.
The presumed Democratic nominee replaced his Iraq issue Web page, which had described the surge as a "problem" that had barely reduced violence.
"The surge is not working," Obama's old plan stated, citing a lack of Iraqi political cooperation but crediting Sunni sheiks - not U.S. military muscle - for quelling violence in Anbar Province.
The News reported Sunday that insurgent attacks have fallen to the fewest since March 2004.
Obama's campaign posted a new Iraq plan Sunday night, which cites an "improved security situation" paid for with the blood of U.S. troops since the surge began in February 2007.
It praises G.I.s' "hard work, improved counterinsurgency tactics and enormous sacrifice."
GOP rival John McCain zinged Obama as a flip-flopper. "The major point here is that Sen. Obama refuses to acknowledge that he was wrong," said McCain, adding that Obama "refuses to acknowledge that it [the surge] is succeeding."
As the video above will show, Barack Obama stated in unequivocal terms on January 14, 2007, "We can send 15,000 more troops, 20,000 more troops, 30,000 more troops: I don't know any expert on the region or any military officer that I've spoken to privately that believes that that is going to make a substantial difference on the situation on the ground."
That video above also shows that in May of 2008, one year and 3 months after the surge, when results started becoming apparent to the point where military commanders were beginning to refer to the gains as "irreversible", David Axelrod, who is a top adviser to Barack Obama, claims that Obama never said that the surge would not make a difference on the ground in Iraq.
That was not the only time Obama made statements like that.
On January 10, 2007, on MSNBC, Obama stated, "I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse."
Those statements were repeated multiple times, even after General Petraeus testified and showed the surged was working as it was intended to work.
With violence down 90 percent in the last year, there is no doubt that the surge accomplished even more than the proponents of the surge had anticipated in just a year.
This last weekend, Barack Obama's official website was "purged" of his longstanding criticisms of the troop surge and replaced with other wording, to which his campaign, via an Obama aide, Wendy Morigi, says is normal activity to update the site as events and situations change.
with whatever Obama's current policy is on any issue.
Change, erase, scrub and reverse stated policy as necessary.
Ah, yes, it's just part of updating what side of any issue Obama may have reversed himself on, at any given moment. That sums it up. Flip-flop, spin and dry. Repeat.
Obama told the anti-Iraq War and anti-surge base what they wanted to hear. They supported and voted for him. Now that he has that, he's changing his message and he "hopes" his Cult Followers don't or won't notice his "change" on an issue so near and dear to them. I think this is what he means by Hope and Change.
Another thing...Obama must be a warmonger, because that's the term the Lefties called anyone who supported the surge.
Sheesh. Who knew the Left would run a warmonger as their presidential candidate.
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