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Obama: Why the Surge Worked: Ethnic Cleansing?
Hot Air ^ | July 21, 2008 | Allahpundit

Posted on 07/22/2008 4:36:58 AM PDT by seanrobins

“But,” asked Moran,”if the country had pursued your policy of withdrawing in the face of this horrific violence, what do you think Iraq would look like now?”

Obama said it would be hard to speculate. “The Sunnis might have made the same decisions at that time. The Shii’as might have made some similar decisions based on political calculation. There was ethnic cleansing in Baghdad that actually took the violence level down,” he said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ethniccleansing; foreignpolicy; iraq; obama; surge
AllahPundit analyses Obama's latest flipping and flopping over the troop surge in Baghdad, in which BHO again tries to distance himself from success. (Good for him)

But the realy interesting part (quoted above), is from one of Obama's patented cover-up follow-up clarifications from the negative surge comments made on his trip.

However, rather than admitting that the surge worked, that the Patraeus plan worked, that American soldiers are and have been doing a great job... Obama would rather credit "ethnic cleansing" for the reduction in violence.

And there are actually sentient Democrats who think this guy should be president?

1 posted on 07/22/2008 4:36:58 AM PDT by seanrobins
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To: seanrobins

Why is a Senator being allowed to traipse around a war zone, negotiating treaties and troop withdrawals?

Oh, right, State wants the US to lose.


2 posted on 07/22/2008 4:39:31 AM PDT by IncPen (We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass ...)
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To: seanrobins
And there are actually sentient Democrats who think this guy should be president?

Your statement's basic ideas are mutually exclusive

3 posted on 07/22/2008 4:41:11 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (ANWR would look great in pumps.)
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To: seanrobins
Obama lives in his own little world where no one even suggests to him "What To Do"?

He speaks the words of a coward and a fool.

But more important, he speaks the words, not of a Commander and Chief, but the words of a dictator.

God Help Us!

4 posted on 07/22/2008 4:52:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: SlowBoat407

I assume you are referring to the inclusion of the words “sentient” and “think” in the sentence.

The question should read: “And lemming-like democrats FEEL this guy should be elected president?”. But that question, of course, answers itself.


5 posted on 07/22/2008 5:02:21 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: seanrobins

B. Hussein Obama is a buffoon.


6 posted on 07/22/2008 5:02:51 AM PDT by WayneS (And now I shall return to my hovel and cling to my guns ... until it is time to go to Church)
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To: IncPen

I don’t care if it’s Obama or McCain. Why are these people sitting down and listening to this guy. He’s not president yet, he’s nobody! This would be like me going over there and “negotiating treaties and troop withdrawals”


7 posted on 07/22/2008 5:08:29 AM PDT by Married with Children
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To: seanrobins

Obama proves an old Jpanese proverb, “Politicians use words the way squids use ink.”


8 posted on 07/22/2008 5:21:25 AM PDT by Marauder (Damn the Bolsheviks to hell.)
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To: seanrobins

To be a Democrat implies very little in terms of sentience.

I think of them more as carnivorous plants...


9 posted on 07/22/2008 5:26:45 AM PDT by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: seanrobins

Treason in time of war - the calling card of the new Democrats.


10 posted on 07/22/2008 5:33:00 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: IncPen

slick willie refused to allow Bob Dole to visit Bosnia during the presidential campaign.

While there was complaint from republicans, the media thought nothing of it. Can you imagine if President Bush refused to allow obie to visit Iraq and Afghanistan.

Just askin’


11 posted on 07/22/2008 5:34:57 AM PDT by Carley
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To: seanrobins

I heard the snippet of the interview on the radio that was quoted here. He stuttered and stammered like he hadn’t even thought of this question.

He is in Iraq and Afghanistan trying to increase his national security and foreign policy creds by basking in the glory of the success of the military efforts for which he did not and does not support. On his way home, just for leisure, he is going to coddle a few enemies that have made our work more difficult and dangerous.

What a scumbag...


12 posted on 07/22/2008 5:41:06 AM PDT by IamConservative (On 11/4, remember 9/11...)
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To: seanrobins

So- cutting through the rhetoric- Obama thinks the surge had nothing to do with those “positive political developments” on which the libs always focus. He apparently believes this progress would have taken place if our troops were not there.

Conclusion- he’s a liar of the first order- or he’s utterly, frighteningly ignorant. With 300 foreign policy advisors, to boot..


13 posted on 07/22/2008 5:43:54 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: seanrobins
The subtitle should be: "Obama preferred ethnic cleansing to 'surge' to reduce violence in Baghdad".

All I can say is: WTF?!?!

14 posted on 07/22/2008 5:44:40 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: seanrobins
However, rather than admitting that the surge worked, that the Patraeus plan worked, that American soldiers are and have been doing a great job... Obama would rather credit "ethnic cleansing" for the reduction in violence.

Just shows how utterly mean-spirited and petty he is. This is "Bush's war" so he will do his best to pooh-pooh any success.

Like all tin-pot executives with megalomania, Obama would like to have his own war, and he has picked Afghanistan.

15 posted on 07/22/2008 6:07:39 AM PDT by BusterBear
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To: seanrobins

Isn’t this basically a rewrite of the actual history of the surge. The introduction into Baghdad of more US troops in support of Iraqi troops stopped the ethnic cleansing by the Sadr militias who were beaten and then forced to disperse.


16 posted on 07/22/2008 6:14:42 AM PDT by wildbill ( FR---changing history by erasing it from memory.)
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To: seanrobins

“There was ethnic cleansing in Baghdad”

This is the guy’s analysis of what happened in Iraq? Typical leftist thinking. There’s no such thing as American success, there must be something nefarious going on, like ethnic cleansing. He has no business being in the White House.


17 posted on 07/22/2008 6:21:00 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: IncPen

“Why is a Senator being allowed to traipse around a war zone”

A better question is, why is he a Senator? It’s like Bill Ayers being an education expert, or Jeremiah Wright being a minister.


18 posted on 07/22/2008 6:22:49 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: popdonnelly

I wonder if they’ll try to rename the White House?


19 posted on 07/22/2008 6:23:02 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: seanrobins
Obama would rather credit "ethnic cleansing" for the reduction in violence.

I'm beginning to think that Je$$e Jack$on was right.

20 posted on 07/22/2008 6:25:16 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: WayneS

You are holding back.


21 posted on 07/22/2008 6:33:39 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: popdonnelly
A better question is, why is he a Senator?

He was put up by the Daley machine.

The Republican candidate, a schmuck by the last name of Ryan (political poison in Illinois) acrimoniously divorced his wife and had the records sealed. The Chicago Tribune (currently circling the drain, and deservedly so) obtained and published the records, which indicated that Mrs. Ryan accused Mr. Ryan of frequenting sex clubs and trying to force her to take part. In liberal circles this would be laudable, but the Republicans took it as an opportunity to commit suicide, and imported the notoriously nutty Alan Keyes as their Plan B. Keyes graciously gave the Obama campaign, oops, I mean the news media, more ammo than they could shoot and his campaign was over before it started.

That's how Obama got elected.

Why he got elected? I have no clue.

22 posted on 07/22/2008 7:14:29 AM PDT by IncPen (We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass ...)
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To: Rappini

Well, yes, I DO tend to engage in subtle understatement...

;^)


23 posted on 07/22/2008 8:29:24 AM PDT by WayneS (America's Commies Love Their Obami !!!!)
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