Skip to comments.Obama: History’s verdict on Bush will ‘not be kind’
Posted on 12/18/2007 11:50:53 AM PST by mdittmar
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Tuesday blasted President Bushs foreign policy record, saying that his judgments will be subject to the harsh light of history, and the verdict will not be kind.
But Obama also criticized his main opponents for the Democratic nomination for helping start the Iraq war.
Its easy for us to lay all of the problems of the world at George Bushs doorstep, Obama said in Des Moines, Iowa.
George Bush did not take us to war alone, the Illinois senator stated, noting that Congress authorized the use of force.
Obama indicated that his opposition to the war gives him an edge in a general election matchup.
My opponent wont be able to say that I ever supported the war in Iraq, or that I dont support a clear timetable to bring our troops home, Obama said, taking a swipe at Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.). He wont be able to say that I voted to use our troops in Iraq to counter Iran, or that I support the Bush-Cheney diplomacy of not talking to leaders we dont like.
Obama reiterated his pledge to personally talk to Iran about its choices.
We need a president who is willing to talk to all nations friend and foe, Obama said. Not talking doesnt make us look tough, it makes us look arrogant.
The Illinois senator pledged to listen to all of his advisers and said that there would not be an ideological or loyalty test in his administration.
W’s legacy will be very favorable on his war on terror.
If anyone would be good at “listening” to other nations it would be Ubama.
So Obambi thinks we’d be better off with Saddam still in power?
I hope someone gets around to asking him that one of these days.
I disagree, O Great Eared one.
Granted, you and you cronies write and rewrite history, but I disagree.
Does he read palms too I wonder?
Senator, why has crude oil doubled, our housing market gone from great to poor, and everybody and their brother is on strike after your party took control of the Senate and House?
No kidding. Six years after 9/11 and not a single successful terrorist attack on American soil. No doubt the terrorists have tried and be thwarted time and again. That's not to say that they won't be successful in the coming year, because they will certainly try to ramp up their efforts in order to embarrass Bush and the Republicans before the election. But, the fact is that he has been overwhelmingly successful in the WOT. I think American people will begin to think about this in Bush's final year and start giving credit where it's due and his approval numbers will be up markedly in 2008.
Obama may just be a footnote speedbump when the history is written about 2007, in a few years.
The verdict of the left is never kind nor even fair to those that oppose its agenda.
What a clown Obama-lama-ding dong is...
He has shown his lack of knowledge on anything quite clearly (history included) on his policy positions...well...if anyone can figure out what those are...anyway...
Obama’s a dunce. And he will be taken out with the rest of the trash next year.
Obama’s history will be found under the chapter on Dumbasses.
Same kind of sentiments were said about Ronald Reagan when he was in office.
I'm sure Hitler wishes from hell Obama was President when he was a foe of America.
Obama is consistent. Consistently stupid and naive.
I wonder if he could tell me future lottery numbers
They said the same thing about Harry S. Truman, yet history treated him much kindly.
It really isn’t a jab at Bush.
He only uses Bush to launch an attack on Hillary.
GO CHASE YOURSELF! THEY'VE DONE ALL THE TALKING I CARE TO HEAR
History’s verdict on Obama will be “lightweight that Hillary trampled in landslide to nomination”