Obama wrote an Op-Ed that points out just how unfit he is to serve as CinC.
The differences on Iraq in this campaign are deep. Unlike Senator John McCain, I opposed the war in Iraq before it began, and would end it as president. I believed it was a grave mistake to allow ourselves to be distracted from the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban by invading a country that posed no imminent threat and had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks.
I don't understand why he seems to get a break for opposing the war while an Illinois legislator. Think about what his opposition to the war meant when he said it. Our Intel agencies said categorically that they believed Saddam had WMD and was working on getting more, all the other western Intel agencies agreed and the only real opposition to this idea came from the far left who oppose every thought of military action. So Barry O substitutes his judgment and the opinions of the anti-everything left for the advice of those paid to figure these things out. I'm sure that will work out great as he begins making major policy decisions on his own whims rather than the opinions of the experts. Now it appears the experts may have been wrong, but that should cause a call for fixing the system, not for Barry's special feelings.
.....Only by redeploying our troops can we press the Iraqis to reach comprehensive political accommodation and achieve a successful transition to Iraqis’ taking responsibility for the security and stability of their country.
Only by redeploying, that's the only way to make that happen? What a silly thing to say. It shows more of the Obama arrogance. He knows the answer and his way is the best way. Muppet.
Instead of seizing the moment and encouraging Iraqis to step up, the Bush administration and Senator McCain are refusing to embrace this transition — despite their previous commitments to respect the will of Iraq’s sovereign government. They call any timetable for the removal of American troops “surrender,”
That's a lie Barry.
But this is not a strategy for success — it is a strategy for staying that runs contrary to the will of the Iraqi people, the American people and the security interests of the United States. That is why, on my first day in office, I would give the military a new mission: ending this war.
And there you show why you are unfit to be Commander in Chief. You don't even understand the fundamental concept of war and you would give the military a mission that doesn't exist. You want them to "end" the war which to you means simply pack up our toys and come home so your kids don't have to see those awful stories on the news. Well let me make one thing perfectly clear to you Senator. You can't end wars, you either win them or lose them. Your shameful naivete would endanger the lives of every military member worldwide. Once oue enemies know we have a clueless muppet at the helm, they will be empowered to act without fear of retribution.
As I’ve said many times, we must be as careful getting out of Iraq as we were careless getting in. We can safely redeploy our combat brigades at a pace that would remove them in 16 months.
Still wedded to the need to cut and run, somehow that gets deep in the Democrat DNA
Ending the war is essential to meeting our broader strategic goals, starting in Afghanistan and Pakistan,
Why can't you bring yourself to say winning the war is essential to our broader strategic goals? What is wrong with winning in Iraq? Like too many on the left, your hatred of W and his war blinds you to the fact that you are an advocate for defeat. You cannot allow W's blunder to become a success and you are willing to turn a budding victory into a loss, that is sad Barry.
It’s not going to work this time. It’s time to end this war.
What's not going to work is your attempt to sweet talk and smile your way into power. You are not man enough for the biggest job in the world and your inability to mouth the word victory shows it all too clearly. Men don't sidestep the tough calls with weasel words like end the war.