June 13, 2014

Flashback: When we were told voting for Romney we should remember that he didn’t want troops withdrawn from Iraq? [Darleen Click]

Heck of a job, Barry!

President Obama urged Iraq’s leaders Friday to “solve their problems” as they face Al Qaeda-inspired militants overrunning cities and marching toward Baghdad — but said he was reviewing possible U.S. military responses.

Obama, speaking on the South Lawn before departing for North Dakota, reiterated that the U.S. would “not be sending U.S. troops back into combat.”

Posted by Darleen @ 9:23pm
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  1. nah romney is just obama with chamber of commerce. eff the ruling class!!11!!

  2. yo darleen this scam is 100 years old

  3. There’s an even better quote from the 2008 campaign that Sean Hannity was making hay with this afternoon. Obama disagreed with Senator McCain that withdrawing from Iraq would lead to regional instability.

  4. “Granted that during the Carter administration the Soviets were gobbling up real estate from Afghanistan to Grenada, it is significant that in this wretched era the only loss of actual U.S. territory was to the Islamists.” — Mark Steyn

    That was true right up until the terrorists invaded Benghazi and killed four Americans, and will be even worse when they take the Baghdad embassy. The resulting military and diplomatic fiasco will make us wish Jimmy Carter was still in office. (If only to hope that there is a Reagan around the corner…)

    Obama will stumble over his own feet trying to give away the remaining terrorists at Gitmo in order to have a win in time for the ’16 elections.

  5. Kerry, there will be no massive bloodbath in Iraq just as there was no massive bloodbath in Vietnam after we abandoned left them.

    Depends on your definition of massive I guess.

  6. Ernst, the latest issue of the Claremont Review of Books has a piece on Michael Oakeshott.

  7. Rosa Brooks — when lefties attack — well ok, not attack -attack, but at least snarkily climb down from the bandwagon:

    US respnse 2 Syria,Russia,Iraq:
    1)Huh?
    2)We’re watching this closely
    3)With concern.
    4)Hey, stop-
    5)We won’t tolerate that!
    6)Mmm. Whatever.

  8. goody!

    thanks for the heads up

  9. And then there’s Tommy Vietor come round again to strike another blow for retards everywhere:

    ** Iraq is just a ploy to distract you from Bergdahl which distracted you from the VA scandal which distracted you from BENGHAZI. Idiots. **

  10. Obama won’t be sending my son into combat again. A Green Beret with over ten years service and multiple tours in A & I, he’s turned down a promotion and turned in his resignation. He tells me the rush for the door by top operators rivals the border rush by illegals, especially for married guys whose wives have had it with this military, this government, but mostly with this Commander-in-Chief.

  11. This piece by Austin Bay on Iraq in the final paragraph, though all about Iraq, can be also seen as pointing out one way the Obama administration and the left are working for the destruction of the US too.

    The Iraqi Army of 2008 was an increasingly capable force; the Operation Knights Charge in Basra was a highly successful Iraqi-planned and led attack. However, since US forces withdrew in 2011, cronyism and corruption have undermined Iraq’s military forces. Yes, Nouri al-Maliki bears the blame. Crooked armies are brittle armies; Mosul demonstrates that. Stabilizing Iraq means penalizing rule by whim (or cronies) while nurturing and strengthening the institutional Rule of Law. An extended US security presence not only gives democratic political elements protection, it provides them with an on-the-ground Rule of Law institution to emulate.

    Crony-“capitalism”-corruption atomizes a society and destroys the the institutions of a republican form of governance.

  12. By way of emulating an “on-the-ground Rule of Law institution”, the IWonPenPhone regime takes to the theological underpinnings depicted in the ISIS production “Clash of the Swords 4“, which avers to the Rule of Law of their god itself, Allah, albeit not with regard to the gruesome coverage of simple murder there, but with regard to the certainty of HIS CLOWNDISASTERNESS’s possession of the absolute truth in the way of political right — also known these days and in these parts as “Standing on the Right Side of History”.

    Or in some wag’s tale, “By Any Means Necessary”.

  13. Meanwhile: *** Pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane Saturday, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard in a bloody escalation of the conflict in the country’s restive east. […]

    The loss of the plane “will refocus attention on the fact that Russia does not seem to be doing very much to moderate the insurgency (or) the cross-border resupply of separatists,” said Timothy Ash, an analyst at Standard Bank PLC. […]

    Nine crew and 40 troops were aboard the Il-76 when it went down early Saturday as it approached the airport at Luhansk, the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office said. The Russian-built Il-76 is a four-engine jet used to transport heavy gear and people. ***

  14. And: *** Sent to members of Congress and staff by Rose Hacking, of the office of the assistant secretary of legislation at HHS, the invitation comes with the following commands:

    * No recording devices will be allowed (We may ask you to leave your cellphone in our vehicle)

    * No questions will be allowed during the tour, but questions will be addressed later

    * No interacting with staff and children at the shelter

    * We will provide photos of the facility after the tour

    During the tour, ”the tour guide will detail what goes on from room to room and the services youth are provided on a daily basis,” the email invitation reads.

    But one congressional staffer invited to tour the facility called the planned tours “a dog and pony show.”

    “Don’t talk to anyone, don’t record anything you might happen to see, but come visit us and we’ll give you a sanitized story with only the photos and accounts we want you to have,” said the staffer, who requested anonymity.

    “This isn’t some totalitarian closed society trying this tactic, this is our own government. They clearly wouldn’t be offering up this kind of dog and pony show if they weren’t hiding a very ugly truth somewhere.” ***

  15. This isn’t some totalitarian closed society trying this tactic, this is our own government.

    And who can help but notice the logical disconnect? Poor staffer simply cannot face up to the truth sitting on his or her face.

    This is” must become “this isn’t“.

    Ah, to be a child again.

  16. They clearly wouldn’t be offering up this kind of dog and pony show if they weren’t hiding a very ugly truth somewhere.

    A completely separate crap table is probably in progress in Afghanistan, where betrayal seems the order of the day.

    It’s a snakepit, full of intertwined and slithering reptiles. I would also like someone to explain it to me. A program. Who’s on First? Instead we are fed this crapola about “responsible exits” and “reforms” and “self-determination”.

    Each of these words is uttered with that peculiar, bouncing hand motion Obama makes like he was smoothing out a bed sheet. I don’t think they mean anything; the words are uttered for the emotional, anodyne quality.

    The problem is basic. Whose interests is Obama advancing? He’s hiding something. As you say, there’s something out there but he’s not telling.

    Much to hide and deny until that bright sunny day that the progressives can finally walk naked to the whole world and give it all the finger.

  17. …that bright sunny day that the progressives can finally walk naked to the whole world and give it all the finger.

    And like most such, that day can just as well be the one they’re marched down the Green Mile. Shame is just a combination of letters, without meaning.

  18. Shilly Shally [shil-ee-shal-ee]

    verb (used without object), shil·ly-shal·lied, shil·ly-shal·ly·ing.
    1. to show indecision or hesitation; be irresolute; vacillate.

    2. to waste time; dawdle.

    noun, plural shil·ly-shal·lies.
    3. irresolution; indecision; vacillation: It was sheer shilly-shally on his part.

    adjective
    4. irresolute; undecided; vacillating.

    adverb
    5. irresolutely.

  19. Ok, do I have to be the first one to note that Obama is sending the aircraft carrier George Frickin’ Bush to monitor Iraq?

  20. Heh.

  21. this weirdo romneycare-inventing piece of shit was never a viable alternative

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