Google
 
Web rhymeswithright.mu.nu

July 22, 2008

Obama Gets It Bass-Ackwards

"I was right because the surge wouldn't have worked if all the things that happened after the surge hadn't happened."

obamaunicorn.JPG

"I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence" in Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, said in January 2007. "In fact, I think it will do the reverse."

In Baghdad yesterday, after a day spent witnessing the reduction in violence in Iraq, Obama was asked by ABC News' Terry Moran if he was wrong..

"Here is what I will say," Obama said, "I think that, I did not anticipate, and I think that this is a fair characterization, the convergence of not only the surge but the Sunni awakening in which a whole host of Sunni tribal leaders decided that they had had enough with Al Qaeda, in the Shii’a community the militias standing down to some degrees. So what you had is a combination of political factors inside of Iraq that then came right at the same time as terrific work by our troops. Had those political factors not occurred, I think that my assessment would have been correct."

Why were teh Sunnis able to do that? Because the American troops were beating back Al-Qaeda. Why were the Shii'a militias standing down? Because of the overwhelming superiority of the combined US and Iraqi militaries. The surge CREATED the conditions for those things to happen.

It is rather like someone saying "I would have been right about the angioplasty being unsuccessful if the blockages in the arteries to the heart hadn't been removed and the blood hadn't started having a less obstructed flow. So while I will admit that the surgeons doing the angioplasty did a fine job, the changes in the conditions of the arteries and the bloodflow are what's really significant, and those might have happened on their own if my strategy of not doing the angioplasty had been implemented."





|| Greg, 01:23 PM || Permalink || Comments (0) || Comments || TrackBacks (0) ||

Trackback Information for Obama Gets It Bass-Ackwards

TrackBack URL for this entry: http://blog2.mu.nu/cgi/trackback.cgi/248454
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 'Obama Gets It Bass-Ackwards'.

Comments on Obama Gets It Bass-Ackwards

Post a comment

Remember personal info?


 

 





AnotherMunublogSmall.jpg






Winner - 2013 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Winner - 2012 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Winner - 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Winner - 2010 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Winner - 2009 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Posts by Category

Announcements (posts: 13)
Blogging (posts: 182)
Border Issues & Immigration (posts: 410)
deferred (posts: 4)
Education (posts: 673)
Entertainment & Sports (posts: 480)
Guns & Gun Control (posts: 65)
History (posts: 329)
Humor (posts: 86)
Israel/Middle East (posts: 44)
Medical News (posts: 54)
Military (posts: 272)
News (posts: 1555)
Paid Advertising (posts: 234)
Personal (posts: 107)
Politics (posts: 5141)
Race & Racism (posts: 276)
Religion (posts: 804)
Terrorism (posts: 858)
Texas GOP Platform Reform Project (posts: 3)
The Courts (posts: 309)
Watcher's Council (posts: 447)
World Affairs (posts: 341)

Archives

November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
December 0000



MuNuviana



Licensing

Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Powered By

Powered by
Movable Type 2.64
AnotherMunublogSmall.jpg

Administrative Stuff

Email Me
Syndicate this site (XML)

Advertising Disclosure

adpolicy.gif

About Me

NAME: Greg
AGE: 50-ish
SEX: Male
MARITAL STATUS: Married
OCCUPATION: Social Studies Teacher
LOCATION: Seabrook, TX
DISCLAIMER: All posts reflect my views alone, and not the view of my wife, my dogs, my employer, or anyone else. All comments reflect the view of the commenter, and permitting a comment to remain on this site in no way indicates my support for the ideas expressed in the comment.

Search This Site


Support This Site



Recent Entries

Somebody Tell Obama He Needs To Know His Role
Obama Prepares To Rip Up Constitution!
Democrats Declare Mary Landrieu To Be Toast In Louisiana Senate Runoff, Vote To Stop Americans From Getting Cheap Oil And High-Paying Jobs By Stopping Keystone XL Pipeline
Outrage In Jerusalem
An Observation On “Net Neutrality”
I Sympathize – But It Doesn’t Change My Mind
The State Of The Texas Democrat Party
Stupid Democrat Congresswoman Claims GOP Insults America’s Intelligence By Not Caving To Obama After Winning
A Reminder To Those Who Claim “Racist Southern Democrats All Became Republicans In 1964”
Why Do Congressional Republicans Need To Pass An ObamaCare Repeal Bill?

Blogroll


Watchers Council
  • Ask Marion
  • Bookworm Room
  • The Colossus of Rhodey
  • The Glittering Eye
  • GrEaT sAtAn"S gIrLfRiEnD
  • The Independent Sentinel
  • JoshuaPundit
  • Liberty's Spirit
  • New Zeal
  • Nice Deb
  • The Noisy Room
  • The Razor
  • Rhymes With Right
  • The Right Planet
  • Simply Jews
  • Virginia Right!
  • Watcher Of Weasels

  • Political & Religious Blogs