Obama’s quest to reverse himself on everything

    Listening to Obama speak, and seeing the way the MSM fails to challenge him on his chronic reversals on every issue, I am reminded of Will Ferrell in Zoolander as he exclaimed, “I feel like I am taking crazy pills!”Today Obama states, “I think that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated,” Obama said while refusing to retract his initial opposition to the | Read More »

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    Article: How McCain Fought For Change in Iraq (A must read)

    The Washington Times has a fantastic article about the origins of the surge. It really exemplifies McCain’s commander-in-chief credentials and unmatched nation security/foriegn policy credentials.It also points out how important Senators Lindsay Graham and Joe Lieberman were in the process. We owe these three men an enormous debt of gratitude for getting things on track in Iraq (yet we owe even more to our men | Read More »

    The truth hurts: Obama truly had rather lose the war than the campaign.

    The Obama campaign and its left-wing legacy media sycophants are furious. Sen. McCain told the truth when he claimed Obama preferred to lose the Iraq War than lose the election. Some label this a “false charge.” Most of these critics say it is “over-the-top” or “harsh stuff.” This is reminiscent of many denunciations of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, wherein honest and accurate accounts | Read More »

    Solving McCain’s Iraq Problem

    Let’s cut to the chase:  last week should have been a good week on Iraq for John McCain and it wasn’t.  In an ideal world, of course, every week should be a good week on Iraq for McCain.  It is his signature issue and he should be scoring points on it given the dramatic success that is manifesting itself in that country.  But last week | Read More »

    Reading McCain’s web site, section on Iraq

    I think McCain’s position on Iraq is the following: Iraq should be an ally of the U. S. capable of governing itself and safeguarding its people, an ally that is not a haven for terrorists, or a pawn of an unfriendly Iran. It needs to be a nation that that poses no threat to us or its neighbors and in fact contributes to the defeat | Read More »

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    Wincing While Winning

    Serious MayhemIt makes no sense to me. I wasn’t raised to think like the blame-America-first crowd. It’s not an entirely comparable situation, but when Clinton decided to send troops into former Yugoslavia in the 1990’s I supported the idea. I didn’t entirely like the fact that we were sending American boys into a brutal civil war, but I could understand what tore at the president’s | Read More »

    Chuck Hagel On Iraq: Forget 2007 and 2008, That’s Ancient History Now

    Chuck Hagel, fresh from his trip to Iraq to provide a patina of bipartisanship to Barack Obama, tips the hand of the Obama camp’s inability to explain away Obama’s terrible misjudgment in opposing the “surge”:”Quit talking about, ‘Did the surge work or not work,’ or, ‘Did you vote for this or support this,'” Hagel said Thursday on a conference call with reporters.”Get out of that. | Read More »

    Hagel is done talking about the surge

    Chuck Hagel says it is time to change the subject and stop talking about the surge. Here is his statement:”Quit talking about, ‘Did the surge work or not work,’ or, ‘Did you vote for this or support this,'” Hagel said Thursday on a conference call with reporters.”Get out of that. We’re done with that. How are we going to project forward?” the Nebraska senator said. | Read More »

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    Wincing While Winning

    http://www.seriousmayhem.comIt makes no sense to me. I wasn’t raised to think like the blame-America-first crowd. It’s not an entirely comparable situation, but when Clinton decided to send troops into former Yugoslavia in the 1990’s I supported the idea. I didn’t entirely like the fact that we were sending American boys into a brutal civil war, but I could understand what tore at the president’s heart. | Read More »

    Scarborough on the Surge and the Anbar Awakening

    Much has been made in the media about how John McCain shot himself in the head when he told CBS News’ Katie Couric on Tuesday:Colonel McFarlane (phonetic) was contacted by one of the major Sunni sheiks. Because of the surge we were able to go out and protect that sheik and others. And it began the Anbar awakening. I mean, that’s just a matter of | Read More »

    An Attempt to understand Obama’s views on Iraq

    On Monday night Obama told Terry Moran that he would not have supported the surge even if he knew then that it would be so successful in enabling stability in Iraq. Terry: If you had to do it over again knowing what you know now would you support the surge. Barack: No. No because I… keep in mind that, that… Terry: You wouldn’t. Barack: …that | Read More »

    Deconstructing Obama’s Iraq Plan

    Let me give a hat tip to Andy McCarthy at NRO. He posted a link and excerpt from a blog post by Steve Schippert at ThreatsWatch.org. This article is a very important analysis of what really happened in Iraq, and explains why Obama’s narrative from this week is worse than simple political spin. It is dangerously naive and dead wrong. Obama’s 2007 “plan” would have | Read More »

    You know, I’m starting to think that the WaPo doesn’t *approve* of Obama’s Iraq policy.

    I know, it sounds difficult to believe – but for some strange reason, the Washington Post seems almost… well, skeptical about the whole “run away from our responsibilities to the Iraqi people and attempt to recreate that entire South Vietnam collapse” thing. In fact, I would go so far as to suggest – maybe, just maybe! – that the WaPo might actually think that this | Read More »

    Put the Cork Back in the Champagne Bottle

    CNN’s Anderson Cooper called it a “stunning development” and his panel guest David Gergen characterized it as a “devastating blow to the McCain campaign.” The Liberal media are billing it as “Maliki Demands Timetable” and the Liberal bloggers are boldly proclaiming “Maliki Endorses Obama’s Plan.”

    Timelines Do they really work??

    If only we had listened to Obama earlier, the Iraq War could have been over years ago. The press is now reporting the Iraqis want us to leave and Obama wants us to leave. Violence is low. All this occurred because of the proposed time line by Obama looks like it might be implemented. Finally, Bush is going to get something right.As we all know | Read More »