In 2009 Obama held a White House news media ceremony to announce the return of our military from Iraq. Obama felt the need to ask America to welcome our troops home yet during his announcement concerning the pullout he spoke of everything but their accomplishments and victory. He took the credit and said it was now up to Iraq forces to defend themselves. He began by saying those who influenced this civil war were wrong from the start.
Obama: “Finally, the very fact that Iraqis are celebrating this day is a testament to the courage, the capability, and commitment of every single American who has served in Iraq. … Through tour after tour of duty our troops have overcome every obstacle to extend this precious opportunity to the Iraqi people. We’ve made important progress in supporting a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq, and everyone who served there both in uniform, as well as our civilians, deserves our thanks.”
Not only did Obama demean America from the beginning, he voted against every progression, he wanted defeat. Then, in the end, he sought credit.
AP today: “Bombings and shootings ripped across Iraq on Monday, killing at least 106 people in the deadliest day in more than two years. The co-ordinated attacks in 15 cities sent a chilling warning that al-Qaida is slowly resurging in the security vacuum created by a weak government in Baghdad and the departure of the U.S. military seven months ago.
Though there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq declared last week a new offensive aimed at sowing instability across the country.
Iraqi militants have kept up a steady drumbeat of deadly attacks since the U.S. pulled out in December, ending nearly a decade of war.”
The attacks began immediately after pullout when 24 died in Kirkuk.
Frontpage today is devoted to defending Obama’s Roanoke ‘somebody else made that happen’ statement. Nuclear weapons achievement in terrorist countries is being ignored just as is this latest 106 Iraq death attack.