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A Review Of Obama's Lies, Incompetence As He Gives His Iraq Speech
Start Thinking Right ^ | August 31, 2010 | Michael Eden

Posted on 08/31/2010 1:31:32 PM PDT by Michael Eden

National Review has a record of Obama's pretzel twisting flat-out LIES. We should review them as Obama gives his speech celebrating the troops coming home.

First, let's listen to Obama administration spokesman Vice President Joe Biden:

I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.
Now first see how Obama massively contradicted himself, all while assuring us that he'd been predicting the surge would control violence all along:
Rush noted Obama’s position in January 2007:
OBAMA: We cannot impose a military solution on what has effectively become a civil war. And until we acknowledge that reality, uh, we can send 15,000 more troops; 20,000 more troops; 30,000 more troops. Uh, I don’t know any, uh, expert on the region or any military officer that I’ve spoken to, uh, privately that believes that that is gonna make a substantial difference on the situation on the ground.
And then there was this:
January 10, 2007, on MSNBC:

"I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse."

And:
On November 11, 2007, two months after General David Petraeus told Congress that the surge was working, Obama doubled down, saying that the administration’s new strategy was making the situation in Iraq worse:

"Finally, in 2006-2007, we started to see that, even after an election, George Bush continued to want to pursue a course that didn’t withdraw troops from Iraq but actually doubled them and initiated a surge and at that stage I said very clearly, not only have we not seen improvements, but we’re actually worsening, potentially, a situation there."

Contrasted with this statement after the surge worked:
Democratic debate, January 5, 2008:

I had no doubt, and I said when I opposed the surge, that given how wonderfully our troops perform, if we place 30,000 more troops in there, then we would see an improvement in the security situation and we would see a reduction in the violence.

No you didn't, you LIAR, Obama.

The mainstream media - the official propaganda arm of the Democrat Party - have repeatedly refused to hold Obama accountable for his lies and his contradictions.

Now let's go back, remembering that Joe Biden said Iraq would literally be "one of the great achievements of this administration," and see how Obama did everything he could as candidate to make it a failure, to cause the United States to lose in Iraq so that we would be forced to withdraw in humiliation and defeat.

Dan Riehl notes Obama’s position in July 2007:
Here’s what we know. The surge has not worked. And they said today, ‘Well, even in September, we’re going to need more time.’ So we’re going to kick this can all the way down to the next president, under the president’s plan.”
A Democratic debate in September 13, 2007:
After putting an additional 30,000 troops in, far longer & more troops than the president had initially said, we have gone from a horrendous situation of violence in Iraq to the same intolerable levels of violence that we had back in June of 2006. So, essentially, after all this we’re back where we were 15 months ago. And what has not happened is any movement with respect to the sort of political accommodations among the various factions, the Shia, the Sunni, and Kurds that were the rationale for surge and that ultimately is going to be what stabilizes Iraq. So, I think it is fair to say that the president has simply tried to gain another six months to continue on the same course that he’s been on for several years now. It is a course that will not succeed. It is a course that is exacting an enormous toll on the American people & our troops.
"It is a course that will not succeed."

Versus:

"I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration."

And, of course, there is the all-time statement of treason from Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, quoted in an MSNBC article titled, "Reid: Iraq War lost, U.S. can't win":

"I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and - you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows - (know) this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday," said Reid, D-Nev.
What we're going to see tonight in Obama's speech is "an enormous demonstration of lack of class and grace," predicts Sean Hannity. That because Obama has a despicable tendency to blame everything that goes wrong on his predecessor, rather than taking personal responsibility for his presidency. We already know that Obama will not give Bush or the surge credit for the success in Iraq. A success which is documented in the Obama's claiming credit for "one of the great achievements of this administration" and a success which is documented in our soldiers coming home in victory rather than in defeat.

Barack Obama is a liar, a demagogue, and a truly classless human being.

Let's not forget that Obama will be congratulating our soldiers for their participation in what he called "a dumb, rash war":

Barack Obama: "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne."
"You soldiers were so wonderful and so heroic in your dumb, rash victory that I did everything I could to undermine. I want to personally thank you for your useless sacrifice."

When the only ideologue who is ramming an ideological agenda down our throats - judging from the enormous American disapproval of first his stimulus boondoggle and then his ObamaCare boondoggle - is YOU, Hussein.

Which is to say, it's a shame that we got rid of one lying despot Hussein in Iraq, but now must suffer an even worse one here.

For the record, our military disapproves of Obama and his handling of Afghanistan and Iraq at a far higher margin than the overall American people.

Iraq War veterans are saying:

"It's frustrating to see both the president and vice president jumping up and down saying, 'Look what we did, look what we did,' when if we actually followed the policies they were calling for ... we would have left early and we would have left in shame," Mr. Hegseth said, noting their opposition to the surge of forces in Iraq.


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: contradictions; iraqspeech; lies; lyingliar; obama; obamalies; theobamashow; youlie

1 posted on 08/31/2010 1:31:35 PM PDT by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

Let’s not forget the Democrats despicable “We were for that war before we were against it” tactic, either:

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/b/bushlied.htm
http://www.freedomagenda.com/iraq/wmd_quotes.html
http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/wmdquotes.asp


2 posted on 08/31/2010 1:33:06 PM PDT by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

A broader list of ALL of Obama’s outright lies would be useful. Not sure if FR has a big enough server, though...


3 posted on 08/31/2010 1:33:36 PM PDT by Flightdeck (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: Michael Eden

Obama with mouth open=Lie


4 posted on 08/31/2010 1:37:16 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Michael Eden

CAMPAIGN PROMISE ACCOMPLISHED


5 posted on 08/31/2010 1:37:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Michael Eden

One of the most shameful performances I’ve ever witnessed.


6 posted on 08/31/2010 1:38:18 PM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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To: Flightdeck

Lieing to the Infidels is considered good tactic in Jihad.


7 posted on 08/31/2010 1:39:03 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Michael Eden

He was more willing to celebrate his own 2008 political victory with the Middle East than he is willing to celebrate an American victory in Iraq.

He made a remark one time that it is wrong to “win” wars.


8 posted on 08/31/2010 1:41:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Flightdeck

I came across one site that sought to document Obama’s lies on a big basis:

http://conservativeamerican.org/obama-administration-scandals-list/page-16-751-800/


9 posted on 08/31/2010 1:41:37 PM PDT by Michael Eden
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To: Flightdeck

Obama is on video telling an audience that his father (who is supposedly a man born in 1936) “served in world war two”. He is also on video telling another audience that his parents met in Selma Alabama some four years AFTER his birth.

Dat be some whoppers dere, ain’t agonna hear dem git beat no time soon, no suh!


10 posted on 08/31/2010 1:50:09 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Michael Eden

Bookmark


11 posted on 08/31/2010 1:52:13 PM PDT by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: a fool in paradise

Is that anything like being willing to defend the right to build the Ground Zero mosque but not being willing to defend the right of Arizona to deal with it’s awful illegal immigration problem?


13 posted on 08/31/2010 2:01:29 PM PDT by Michael Eden
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To: RipSawyer

Obama is on video telling an audience that his father (who is supposedly a man born in 1936) “served in world war two”. He is also on video telling another audience that his parents met in Selma Alabama some four years AFTER his birth.

Dat be some whoppers dere, ain’t agonna hear dem git beat no time soon, no suh!
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But it was clearly Bush’s fault Obama told those lies.


14 posted on 08/31/2010 2:03:09 PM PDT by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden; freekitty; flat; unkus; Howie66; sheik yerbouty; oswegodeee; BARLF; GailA; DvdMom; ...

My gag reflex won’t allow me to watch or listen to Mullah Obama or his supposed queen. Wannabe Dictators aren’t my thing.


15 posted on 08/31/2010 2:04:54 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: sfg-18b

I would love to see a “Rock’em Sock’em Robots” game featuring Obama versus Sarah Palin.

In this version of the game, Sarah’s keeps her head on no matter how hard it gets hit, whereas Obama’s head flies off due to the vibrations even on a missed punch.

I don’t have a doubt in my mind that that is exactly what would happen if those two were to really fight each other.


16 posted on 08/31/2010 2:09:13 PM PDT by Michael Eden
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I completely agree!

I have more tolerance for a yapping Chihuahua. At least they seem to have a clue as to why they’re yapping (although I don’t!).


17 posted on 08/31/2010 2:09:48 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: RipSawyer
The Obama Selma march story is full of doo doo.

He claimed that Robert Kennedy and President John Kennedy put together a program that brought his father to America and that in the wake of the Selma freedom marches, his parents came together and he owes his very existence to Selma "So don't tell me I don't have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don't tell me I’m not coming home to Selma, Alabama."

From Barack's Selma speech:

...something happened back here in Selma, Alabama. Something happened in Birmingham that sent out what Bobby Kennedy called, “Ripples of hope all around the world.” Something happened when a bunch of women decided they were going to walk instead of ride the bus after a long day of doing somebody else's laundry, looking after somebody else's children. When men who had PhD’s decided that's enough and we’re going to stand up for our dignity. That sent a shout across oceans so that my grandfather began to imagine something different for his son. His son, who grew up herding goats in a small village in Africa could suddenly set his sights a little higher and believe that maybe a black man in this world had a chance.

What happened in Selma, Alabama and Birmingham also stirred the conscience of the nation. It worried folks in the White House who said, “You know, we're battling Communism. How are we going to win hearts and minds all across the world? If right here in our own country, John, we're not observing the ideals set fort in our Constitution, we might be accused of being hypocrites.” So the Kennedy’s decided we're going to do an air lift. We're going to go to Africa and start bringing young Africans over to this country and give them scholarships to study so they can learn what a wonderful country America is.

This young man named Barack Obama got one of those tickets and came over to this country. He met this woman whose great great-great-great-grandfather had owned slaves; but she had a good idea there was some craziness going on because they looked at each other and they decided that we know that the world as it has been it might not be possible for us to get together and have a child. There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama, because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don't tell me I don't have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don't tell me I’m not coming home to Selma, Alabama.

I’m here because somebody marched. I’m here because you all sacrificed for me. I stand on the shoulders of giants. I thank the Moses generation; but we've got to remember, now, that Joshua still had a job to do. As great as Moses was, despite all that he did, leading a people out of bondage, he didn't cross over the river to see the Promised Land. God told him your job is done. You'll see it. You'll be at the mountain top and you can see what I’ve promised. What I’ve promised to Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. You will see that I’ve fulfilled that promise but you won't go there.

- Barack Obama - March 2007

Timeline:

1960 (President is Ike, VP Richard Nixon runs against Senator John Kennedy for the presidency)

Ann Dunham is 18. Her family moves to Honolulu, Hawaii. Ann begins classes at the University of Hawaii.

- She meets Barack Obama Sr. in a Russian-language class. Barack Obama Sr. is a foreign student from Kenya, who has a magnetic personality. Barack Obama Sr. is very opinionated, talkative and passionate. The two start dating.

- Ann tells her parents about her African boyfriend and they invite him for dinner.

January 20, 1961 JFK is sworn into the presidency.

February 2, 1961: Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Sr. get married in Maui in a discreet ceremony. Nobody is invited. At the time of the wedding Ann is already three months pregnant with Barack Obama Jr.

August 4, 1961: Barack Obama Jr. is born. Ann is eighteen. She drops out of college after one semester in the University of Hawaii.

1964

Ann files for divorce from Barack Obama Sr. and he signs the papers.

The Selma to Montgomery marches were three marches in 1965 that marked the political and emotional peak of the American Civil Rights Movement.

They were the culmination of the voting rights movement in Selma, Alabama, launched by Amelia Boynton and her husband. Boynton brought many prominent leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement to Selma, including James Bevel, who initiated and organized the march; Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Hosea Williams.

The first march took place on March 7, 1965 — "Bloody Sunday" — when 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police with billy clubs and tear gas. The second march took place on March 9. Only the third march, which began on March 21 and lasted five days, made it to Montgomery, 54 miles (87 km) away.

---- Mr. Obama, YOU LIE.

At least Hillary didn't claim that she marched and owed her entire world to the city.

18 posted on 08/31/2010 2:12:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: RipSawyer

He talked about his uncle (or some great-uncle) who served in WWII and liberated a concentration camp (freed by the Soviet Red Army) and then lived out his years in the attic suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Except he fudged a number of details.


19 posted on 08/31/2010 2:14:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I know but he ALSO claimed his father served in WWII, I just saw the video recently for the first time.


20 posted on 08/31/2010 2:30:59 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: a fool in paradise

.... he fudged a number of details....

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I’ve heard that on February 21, 1995, Barack Obama told the truth.

It’s said that the world stopped rotating on its axis until he lied again moments later and the universe went back to normal.


21 posted on 08/31/2010 2:41:36 PM PDT by Michael Eden
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To: screaminsunshine
He is a useless scumbag, and you can tell when he is lying by checking to see if his mouth is moving. Does he really think he's fooling anyone but himself? The record of him giving aid and comfort and support to our enemies, while we still had troops on the ground fighting for their lives, is huge.

How many times did these Dembicile treason weasels come out and state publicly that we "were losing," "had lost," or "could not win" the war in Iraq?

Every one of them should be publicly tried for and convicted of Treason Against America During Wartime, and have their necks publicly stretched on the steps of the Capitol. Even that would be too good for 'em if they weren't going straight to Hell as soon as they finished twitching.

IMHO

;-/

22 posted on 08/31/2010 3:24:12 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin-Bachman 2012... just call it "Pa-Bach" :-)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Me either


23 posted on 08/31/2010 3:32:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Gargantua
Well, I just have to rebuke you for saying that the president of the United States is "giving aid and comfort and support to our enemies."

That is just way over the top.

Instead of saying "aid and comfort," say "Obama is giving sustenance to our enemies."

Conway: U.S. Withdrawal Deadline Boosts Taliban in Afghan War

"The top U.S. Marine general made a sharp departure from the White House’s talking points on Afghanistan, saying President Barack Obama’s promised July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing troops from the country had given “sustenance” to the Taliban.

“We know the president was talking to several audiences at the same time when he made his comments on July 2011,” Gen. James Conway told reporters on Tuesday. “In some ways, we think right now it’s probably giving our enemy sustenance…

So don't you DARE say "aid, comfort, and support."

Oh, oh, there IS this:

sustenance - Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:/p>

104 Moby Thesaurus words for "sustenance": TLC, aid, aliment, alimentation, alimony, backing, board, bread,bread and butter, care, carriage, carrying, cheer, chow, comestibles, continualness, continuance, continuation, continuity, creature comfort, cuisine, daily bread, eatables, eats, economic support, edibles, endowment, endurance, extension, fare, fast food, feast, food...

Oops. Never mind...

24 posted on 08/31/2010 3:52:34 PM PDT by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

From mac daddies very first word as a baby he has not spoken a true word in his entire life.


25 posted on 08/31/2010 3:55:44 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Gargantua

Watch the MSM Obamabots praise his lies.


26 posted on 08/31/2010 4:06:25 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Michael Eden
Glad you cleared that right up... :-)

LOL

27 posted on 08/31/2010 4:50:14 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin-Bachman 2012... just call it "Pa-Bach" :-)
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To: Gargantua

I find it utterly hillarious that two of the worst things you could have called Obama - traitor and socialist - have now basically been confirmed.

As for traitor, the whole “sustenance” (i.e., aid, comfort and support) were established by Gen. Conway.

And Americans by a wide margin believe Obama is a socialist, according to polling.

That Obama’s a racist is next.


28 posted on 08/31/2010 5:35:28 PM PDT by Michael Eden
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To: Howie66

I find it interesting that during Obama’s yapping tonight he spoke positively of George Bush basically for the first time since becoming president.

Why?

Obama has no credibility left.

The ONLY credibility on Iraq belongs to George Bush.

So Obama had to borrow some cred from George.

Bush was a great American who cared about the troops, loved America, and was committed to national security. So Obama must be that all that stuff, too.

Obama’s floundering Afghanistan policy? It was a surge just like Bush’s. Which means it can’t be that bad (although Obama’s withdrawal date timetable remains as terrible and as stupid as ever).

And Obama doesn’t have to say he was completely wrong, because, after all, we live in a country where differences is okay. And so Obama wants us to “move beyond” our criticism of him.

The Chihuahua-in-Chief has spoken.


29 posted on 08/31/2010 5:44:16 PM PDT by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

You know, it wouldn’t bother me at all if someone slammed the toilet seat when he’s getting a drink.....


30 posted on 08/31/2010 5:54:16 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Michael Eden

31 posted on 08/31/2010 6:30:42 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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