Sunday, May 23, 2010

The President Practices (nay, exalts) Revisionist History

The NY TIMES reports on the President's remarks at West Point this weekend:

Mr. Obama all but declared victory in Iraq, praising the military, but not Mr. Bush, for turning it around. “A lesser Army might have seen its spirit broken,” he said. “But the American military is more resilient than that.”

Funny how he practices ( nay, exalts) revisionist history as the NY Daily News reported back in 2008.....

NOW, as in then, there were those of us who left our sweat, blood & tears on the ground over there who were the one who PAID the price, while JACKARSES like our " Fearless Leader" sat on his fat arse and carped about how the SURGE was doomed to failure....

TOO BAD the Internet is forever and we have the means to call him out when he tries to shine the bull-crap......

I can sum this all up with an old Irish saying

" The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. "- George Bernard Shaw

Barack Obama purges Web site critique of surge in Iraq

BY James Gordon Meek


Monday, July 14th 2008, 8:10 PM
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's campaign scrubbed his presidential Web site over the weekend to remove criticism of the U.S. troop "surge" in Iraq, the Daily News has learned.The presumed Democratic nominee replaced his Iraq issue Web page, which had described the surge as a "problem" that had barely reduced violence. "The surge is not working," Obama's old plan stated, citing a lack of Iraqi political cooperation but crediting Sunni sheiks - not U.S. military muscle - for quelling violence in Anbar Province.

The News reported Sunday that insurgent attacks have fallen to the fewest since March 2004. Obama's campaign posted a new Iraq plan Sunday night, which cites an "improved security situation" paid for with the blood of U.S. troops since the surge began in February 2007. It praises G.I.s' "hard work, improved counterinsurgency tactics and enormous sacrifice."

Campaign aide Wendy Morigi said Obama is "not softening his criticism of the surge. We regularly update the Web site to reflect changes in current events." GOP rival John McCain zinged Obama as a flip-flopper. "The major point here is that Sen. Obama refuses to acknowledge that he was wrong," said McCain, adding that Obama "refuses to acknowledge that it [the surge] is succeeding." With Richard Sisk

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