Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Obama Rescued By Legendary Military Leader Inherited From Bush Administration, Confirms Democrats Are A Pack Of Treacherous Miscreants

So McChrystal is out and a legendary military leader inherited from the Bush administration is in.

With all the commentary that will follow from the MSM about the splendor of Obama's decision, let's remember all the baseless, despicable scorn, lies, character assassination and slanders Obama and his fellow Senate Democrats heaped on General Petraeus during the hearings on the Surge, a plan they all said wouldn't work and for which they called him a liar for even suggesting it would.

Rather than burnishing Barack Hussein Obama's presidential cred - he has none - all this whole affair has done, at this point, is prove once again what a bunch of lying sacks of shit the Democrats were in their attacks on Petraeaus and the military at the outset of the final surge and rescue of Iraq. Obama, Durbin, Reid, Biden, Clinton, Kennedy, Dodd, Kerry, Feinstein, Boxer, Pelosi, Levin, Schumer, Frank, all of them, from top to bottom. It had failed before it had even begun, they said; the war was lost, and only a lying Bush military lackey like Petraeus would try to suggest otherwise. And today it is proven once and for all that it was all politics, for nothing but their own benefit, regardless of the cost to the country, its military and its image around the world, all of which they were prepared to sacrifice on the altar of political power.

And now they must turn to the very man they accused of lying, of having failed before he had even begun, in the hope that he can now replicate his historic success in Iraq by taking charge in Afghanistan. How rich that these shameless miscreants are all now forced to crawl back to Petreaus to save their sorry, treacherous, undeserving asses for just a few more months.

Via Glenn Reynolds, this roundup:

Time for another Moveondotorg airbrushing. Only an ideological dunce would buy into that crew. And he did.

Recalling Hillary's harangue:

Victor Davis Hanson:

It is one of the ironies of our present warped climate that Petraeus will face far less criticism from the media and politicians than during 2007–8 (there will be no more “General Betray Us” ads or “suspension of disbelief” ridicule), because his success this time will reflect well on Obama rather than George Bush. It is a further irony that Obama is surging with Petraeus despite not long ago declaring that such a strategy and such a commander were failures in Iraq. And it is an even further irony that he is now rightly calling for “common purpose” when — again not long ago, at a critical juncture in Iraq — Obama himself, for partisan purposes on the campaign trail, had no interest in the common purpose of military success in Iraq.
Flashback: Republican National Committee chairman Mike Duncan, Friday, September 21, 2007:

Senators Clinton and Obama need to decide whether they’re running for America, or running for If Clinton and Obama cannot bring themselves to take a stand against a vicious attack on the man leading our forces in Iraq, why should American voters believe they are capable of demonstrating the leadership we need in a commander in chief?
Claudia Rosett: Getting To Know The General:

If only Obama had been as eager to clear time on his calendar for McChrystal back in 2009. That’s when really getting to know the general — the man entrusted with winning the war in Afghanistan — should have been one of the top priorities of the new president.

I’m not suggesting that with earlier close acquaintance Obama might have spotted the seeds of McChrystal’s “enormous mistake” — as White House spokesman Robert Gibbs described it at press briefing Tuesday. I’m suggesting that better leadership from Obama himself would have averted this mess altogether. Whatever comes next for McChrystal, the biggest lesson here is one the commander-in-chief himself has yet to master.
And Daniel Foster at NRO has excerpts from the NYT chronicling Obama's idiotic proposal for withdrawing from Iraq, along with video (if you can stand to watch it) of Obama demagoguing the surge hearing.

Remember, for Obama, even the prospect of genocide in Iraq was not enough to merit taking down Saddam, and he proudly declared in the Surge hearings that he never supported the rescue of Iraq.

So Obama has never had any use for a genuine national hero like General Petraeus. Until now.

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