Hey, it wasn’t ME that decided to pull out of Iraq…

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It was George Bush that set the Iraq pull out timetable. Not me. There was nothing I could do. So there.

President Petulant is back to spinning the buck, this time on the Iraq pull out. He was asked last week if he regretted pull all of the troops out of Iraq. If you watch closely, you will see the ghost of Harry Truman – “The Buck Stops Here” – spinning in the background.

Well, you probably guessed it, that’s an absolute lie.

The New Yorker magazine, no Tea Party publication there, blew a big hole in that idea long ago.

President Obama, too, was ambivalent about retaining even a small force in Iraq. For several months, American officials told me, they were unable to answer basic questions in meetings with Iraqis – like how many troops they wanted to leave behind – because the administration had not decided. “We got no guidance from the White House,” Jeffrey told me. “We didn’t know where the president was. Maliki kept saying, ‘I don’t know what I have to sell.’ ”

That would be “leading from behind.” Or leading from his behind. On that note, here’s what President Obama said on October 21, 2011.

Good afternoon, everybody. As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end — for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world. After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011. […]

So today, I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over.

In fact, from the horse’s, ummm, own mouth, here’s what the President had to say about just WHO ended the war in Iraq.

Now you’d think that would cause some questions from the major media about his current state of denial. Obviously, from the lack of follow up questions to his original dodge, they’re not all that interested in what is just another Presidential lie.



 

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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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