Friday, October 21, 2011

The Hits Just Keep On Coming For President Obama

The troops in Iraq will be home for Christmas. Making good on a campaign promise, President Obama announced today that all American troops will be out of Iraq by the end of this year. This war that cost us dearly in blood and treasure — 4,400 troops killed, 32,000 wounded, and more than $1 trillion spent, for what? — was one of choice that should never have been waged. A Republican president, George W. Bush, is responsible for this monstrous unfolding atrocity. President Obama had the unwelcome task of cleaning up after Bush-Cheney. That he did.

One of Dylan Ratigan's lovelies, Karen Finney, said "see what this President can accomplish without Republican obstructionism." Chris Matthews said this is "mission accomplished without the banner." And Dylan Ratigan said we were "kicked out." Col. Jack Jacobs schooled him by noting the President looked "quite presidential" cutting short our time there once a deal ensuring troop immunity from legal prosecution fell through, saying in essence, "Fine, we're outta here. Good luck." Pay attention, Ratigan: It wasn't this President's war, he opposed it from the start, and made a campaign promise to get us out of there by this time. Can you say, "another promise kept" without gagging? (Hmm ... Get thee to Fox, Dylan, where you'll find the proper climate to be a pretend libertarian "journalist" and Obama hater.)

Meanwhile, Gramps McLittleMac was still reliving his last presidential campaign: "Today marks a harmful and sad setback for the United States in the world. This decision will be viewed as a strategic victory for our enemies in the Middle East, especially the Iranian regime, which has worked relentlessly to ensure a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq." Yo Gramps, go reminisce about your "ranch" time with "interesting" dead dictators as time goes by ...

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