Why Are We Not Surprised, NY Times Attempts to Give Obama & Liberals Shared Victory Credit In Iraq


Democrats, Liberals, Pelosi, Reid, The NY Times and Barack Obama were on the wrong side of the war in Iraq … now when victory is at hand they look to take credit. In the end the MSM’s work is all about making Obama look presidential.

The NY Times and Liberals have tried everything in their power not to support the war in Iraq. In fact they have done everything to thwart the war effort in Iraq. How many times did Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and their ilk attempt to defund our troops and force them into defeat?  President elect Barack “The Chosen One” Obama is on record as not supporting the war and also stating that the surge would never work. Once again no media spin here. As Newsbusters comments now suddenly because the Obamamessiah has been elected … Iraq “has the potential to eventually tilt the Arab-Muslim world in a different direction.” Does anyone think that such an article would ever have been wrote if McCain won the election? Wasn’t the surge and victory occurring in Iraq before Obama was elected, dare say during the Bush administration? Far be it from the NY Times to let facts get in the way of carrying the water for Obama and the Libs.

Now comes revisionist history as reported by the Confederate Yankee in that the ‘NY Times Scurrying To Give Obama Victory Credit For Their Shared Defeat In Iraq’.

Barack Obama and his Democratic allies have famously done everything in their power to try to lose the Iraqi War while President Bush is in office, but now that everyone with any understanding of the conflict knows that the war is effectively won, Democrats are trying to steal credit for the victory they fought so hard against:

Spinmeisters like Thomas Freidman at the NY Times will attempt to provide shared credit to those that not only opposed this war, but did everything possible to make it fail. Isn’t it convenient that now that Obama is in office there must be the perception of positive news and that some how Obama and Liberals actually had something to do with a foreign policy victory. 

In the last year, though, the U.S. troop surge and the backlash from moderate Iraqi Sunnis against Al Qaeda and Iraqi Shiites against pro-Iranian extremists have brought a new measure of stability to Iraq. There is now, for the first time, a chance — still only a chance — that a reasonably stable democratizing government, though no doubt corrupt in places, can take root in the Iraqi political space.

That is the Iraq that Obama is inheriting. It is an Iraq where we have to begin drawing down our troops — because the occupation has gone on too long and because we have now committed to do so by treaty — but it is also an Iraq that has the potential to eventually tilt the Arab-Muslim world in a different direction.

I’m sure that Obama, whatever he said during the campaign, will play this smart. He has to avoid giving Iraqi leaders the feeling that Bush did — that he’ll wait forever for them to sort out their politics — while also not suggesting that he is leaving tomorrow, so they all start stockpiling weapons.

If he can pull this off, and help that decent Iraq take root, Obama and the Democrats could not only end the Iraq war but salvage something positive from it. Nothing would do more to enhance the Democratic Party’s national security credentials than that.

Stop the ACLU provides us with the Harry Reid video reminder:

I think I remember Barack Obama voting against the surge along with all his liberal cohorts. Now that Bush has remained steady through all the criticism, and succeeded with a victory, they want credit? Good luck with that!

The Gateway Pundit points out that not everyone is buying this NY Times BS.

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Why Are We Not Surprised, NY Times Attempts to Give Obama & Liberals Shared Victory Credit In Iraq”

    1. gturner on December 2nd, 2008 7:41 am

      Victory??? WHAT VICTORY ??? Did we win anything ????

    2. Mr. Bridge to No Where on December 2nd, 2008 10:55 am

      That’s what I was thinking…We have over 4000 U.S Service members killed and the several thousand more thats injured…billions wasted…not to mention all the civilian deaths. What the Right doesn’t get is there is NOTHING to win in Iraq. We should have never been there in the first place. PERIOD

    3. scott on December 2nd, 2008 1:39 pm

      It’s funny that the LEFT can sit back and play MMQB when they don’t know what the hell is going on…..you can’t just blame the RIGHT you losers….watch GW’s interview tonight, you might learn something about who all saw the same exact intelligence Bush saw and they all agreed, even a lot of tree-hugging left wingers.

      Civilian deaths happen during WAR so do military deaths. When you sign up for the military you are also signing up for the possibility of going to war and dying for your country. There is something to win, the honor of those who BELIEVED in what they were fighting for and lost their lives.

      You dumb asses don’t even see that we haven’t been attacked since 9/11…geez, but Bush gets no credit for that when it was Bill Clinton who let 9/11 get planned right under his nose?

      I don’t want to hear your pussified comments if we are attacked again.

      See, many of us, like me, lost a friend in the 9/11 attacks so I don’t take kindly to losers like No Bridge making assine comments.

      Form an opinion of your own besides riding the coattails of Obama’s words which he has gone back on…..

      it must piss you off that Obama kept Gates on….WAH!

    4. Michelle on December 2nd, 2008 2:40 pm

      #1 & #2

      The VICTORY is that the Iraqi people have been liberated and are no longer under the rule of that Dictator Saddam Hussein. Ask the Iraqi’s if they are better off than a few years ago?

      I agree that we should go after the mastermind behind 9/11 BUT I don’t disagree with what we have accomplished in Iraq, whether any of you bleeding hearts want to admit it or not. Bush did not act alone in his decision to go to war. He & many others were under the impression that Saddam had WMD as were told to him by his advisers (does the name Colin Powell ring a bell?)

      I’m tired of the leftist spewing their venom that the right loves war. That is total b.s. We do not like war but we do understand that war is necessary.

      I agree with Scott’s post above. All the liberals do is sit around and find things to blame Bush for when they don’t know what the hell they are talking about. Clinton sat on his ass and did nothing while the terrorist were in this country learning how to fly planes and planning their terrorist attacks for years. SO if you want to blame someone, blame your boy Clinton for not doing his job. Maybe the chosen one can sit down and have a pow wow with Osama bin Laden and the rest of his cronies and tell them it’s not nice to hate Americans.

    5. Kay Zee Es on December 2nd, 2008 8:25 pm

      Michelle contemplates…

      “Maybe the chosen one can sit down and have a pow wow with Osama bin Laden and the rest of his cronies…”

      Hmmm, Seeing that the cur(OBL) is STILL ALIVE and unscathed, with no attempts to capture or kill him, I am wondering who else may have had a “pow-wow” with the misanthropes(al-queda(sic)).

    6. Michelle on December 3rd, 2008 9:02 am

      Kay Zee Es

      “Hmmm, Seeing that the cur(OBL) is STILL ALIVE and unscathed, with no attempts to capture or kill him, I am wondering who else may have had a “pow-wow” with the misanthropes(al-queda(sic)).”

      That would be former President Bill Clinton.

      Do you know where to find OBL?

      Didn’t think so

    7. Rusty Bridges on December 3rd, 2008 12:12 pm

      Michelle, Kay Ze Es is the expert on tactics and diplomacy as far as how Bin Laden should be handled, I learned that the hard way so don’t even go there! Just a friendly warning.

      Right on Scott, Clinton left a stinky one in the chair for GWB. OBL and Al-Quada planned this while Slick Willy was getting his rocks off.

      You know the lefty bumper sticker; “When Clinton Lied No One Died”?

      Should be; “When Clinton Was Busy Gratifying His Lust While Abusing His Power and Not Listening To Intelligence Reports, Al-Quada Was Busy Planning The Murder of Thousands of Americans, But We Lefty Crybabys Blindly Believe It Was George Bush’s Fault”

      I have a new bumper sticker “When Obama Lied About His Foriegn Policy Agenda During The Campaign, and Al-Quada Found Out, They Got Mad and Killed 180 People In India.”

    8. Rusty Bridges on December 3rd, 2008 12:22 pm

      Dems know that the surge is working and are claiming the coming victory. That is the referenced victory.

    9. scott on December 3rd, 2008 12:24 pm

      KZE – It is a KNOWN FACT that Bill Clinton had two EXACT opportunities to ELIMINATE, KILL, DEMOLISH Osama Bin Laden and he was so pussified to give the order…and this was after he killed our sailors and other Americans during two embassy bombings!!!!! His main reason for one was because there was a mosque near by and he didn’t want to give the impression that were at war with Islam. WTF?!? Are you kidding me?

      Oh, I’m sorry, one time he launched a missile from a Navy ship MILES away instead of bringing in planes, a drone that is more exact at eliminating its target. That missile missed and hit a hospital. If Reagan were President, Bin Laden would have been dead. Remember what he did to Qadafi? We killed his family and almost killed him and we have never heard from him again.

      I’d like to see one of these liberal assholes try and locate this guy in a series of caves and hideouts that are almost impossible to reach. We WANT to go into these tribal areas to kill him but Pakistan will not let us…but this is Bush’s fault.

      BTW, why do you think we have not heard from Bin Laden in a while? Could it be possible that he might be dead already or is so poor in health he can not lead?

      Michelle – That’s right you liberal nut huggers….COLIN POWELL….COLIN POWELL….I mean the all of sudden I don’t want to be called an ‘uncle tom’ COLIN POWELL who was one of the ORCHESTRATORS of the war. Liberals are so dumb.

      Gov Pawlenty(sp?) of Minnesota was on a talk show a week or so back and he stated there are so many planned terrorist attacks that we foiled IN THIS COUNTRY and other countries that the American public do not know about, big attacks, only aware of the ones reported on TV. Bush get’s no credit for that, right?

      Bush took the fight to them and it has worked. Under his leadership, we have made incredible strides at holding down terrorism, ESPECIALLY in the place where it matters, HERE, THE USA, HOME!

      BTW, all these liberals said he was doing it for oil, etc….but we have not taken over any of their oil fields….those are still run by Iraqis.

      Again, liberals are so dumb!

    10. scott on December 3rd, 2008 12:26 pm

      Michelle – I just read my post and I was not calling you a liberal nut hugger. It sort of sounds that way when you read aloud….I just wanted to let you know that…I agree with all of your posts!

    11. Michelle on December 3rd, 2008 1:46 pm

      #10 Scott

      It’s cool. I knew what you were saying in reference to #9. :-)

      I feel the same as you about these dumb liberals who keep spewing their venomous lies.

      President Bush has been through so much during his two terms and he gets no respect from the left-wing nut jobs.

      Bill Clinton should have taken care of OBL when he had the opportunity but instead he let him go and allowed him to mastermind the attacks of 9/11. President Bush had been in office less than 8 months and somehow all this is his fault (only according to the dumb liberals) but he doesn’t get credit for the fact that after the 9/11 incident, we haven’t been attacked even once more. Also, they seem to think they know more about finding & capturing the chickenshit OBL than our President & Military. They seem to think we can prance right into Pakistan and demand they turn him over to us. They think they have all the answers but don’t know what the hell they are talking about.

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