It’s Bush’s Fault that Obama Pulled Out of Iraq

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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One point I missed in my first look at Obama’s rambling response to whether he had any second thoughts about pulling out of Iraq was this…

Q Mr. President, do you have any second thoughts about pulling all ground troops out of Iraq? And does it give you pause as the U.S. — is it doing the same thing in Afghanistan?

THE PRESIDENT: What I just find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps on coming up, as if this was my decision. Under the previous administration, we had turned over the country to a sovereign, democratically elected Iraqi government.

So it’s Bush fault that Obama pulled out of Iraq.

Obama had spent years boasting about how he ended the Iraq War. But now apparently Bush ended the Iraq War.

The funny thing is that for the first time ever, Obama is almost telling the truth. He did make the final pullout on the Bush timetable. But that’s something that he and his people tried hard to obfuscate, first with a fake premature announcement that the war was over. Then the war “ended” a second time with the final pullout.

So Obama ended the Iraq War twice while repeatedly taking credit for ending the war on the Bush timeline as if it were some sort of brilliant Obama accomplishment.

Now after spending years taking credit for ending the war, Obama claims Republicans are wrongly blaming him for ending the war.

That’s strange since ending the war was 60% of Obama’s foreign policy platform and foreign policy accomplishments, aside from killing Bin Laden. Throughout the 2012 campaign, you constantly heard Obama boasting that he ended the war and killed Bin Laden.

Now that the war thing has gotten complicated, his biggest foreign policy accomplishment is suddenly Bush’s fault.

Obama campaigned twice on ending the Iraq War. But now he had no choice because Bush made him do it.

Leadership.

  • Libslayer

    If Obama didn’t constantly lie, he’d have nothing to say.

    • Mister Flibble

      What any Republican with the memory span of a damp sponge should remember about Obama pulling American troops out of Iraq in 2011, is that in October 2008 George W. Bush was President when the ‘Status of Forces Agreement’ was drafted and ratified by Iraqi lawmakers. The pertinent part of the agreement, that President Obama honored, was that, “All the United States Forces shall withdraw from all Iraqi territory no later than December 31, 2011.”

      So please explain how it’s Obama’s fault if the agreement was drafted, ratified and signed by the previous President. Good Luck. You’ll need it. lol

  • Gee

    Truman – “The Buck Stops Here”
    Odumba – “It’s Bush’s Fault”

    • Mister Flibble

      Truman – “The Buck Stops Here”
      Gee Dub – “It’s Clinton’s Fault!”

  • gerry

    Obama’s pretty soonwill blame the electorate for electing him.This would right,it is not his fault if morons vopted for him.

    • Mister Flibble

      I suppose it’s also Obama’s fault that you can’t spell, use proper grammar or punctuation. lol

  • http://www.BR-549.com Junior Samples

    I can see the solution from my front porch.

    • Mister Flibble

      Holy Crap that’s terrifying! You want to vote in a pathologically lying, narcissistic, sociopath and a m0r0n into the highest office in the land?!?!
      W T F is wrong with you?!?!

      • http://www.BR-549.com Junior Samples

        Mr. Obama is the pathologically lying, narcissistic, sociopath and Mr. Biden is the m0r0n, right? What do I win?

        • Mister Flibble

          HAHA wow, either you’re completely illiterate or you’re the m0r0n. Which is it?

  • Christopher Riddle

    Of course!It’s ALL Bush’s Fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mark Travers

      Actually regarding the Iraq war and the awful situation afterwards, much of the blame does go to President Bush.

      • Christopher Riddle

        While I agree with you(up to a point),Bush did do the right thing by implementing the”Surge”.That being said,Obongo’s complete “Pull-Out”from Iraq is why today it’s such a mess.That,and his embracing The Muslim Brotherhood which led to the overthrow of Mubarak.Finally,the disposal of Ghaddafi REALLY”Set The Table”for what is happeneing now!

        • Mister Flibble

          Really? It had nothing to do with Bush’s illegal 2003 invasion of Iraq that completely destabilized the entire region? So you’re actually going on record saying that it’s Obama’s fault that Bush signed a complete military withdrawal treaty of “All US Armed Forces by December 31st, 2011 from Iraq” with the Iraqi government in October 2008, a full month before Obama was even elected and 4 months before he took office.

          WOW dude! Just wow. I didn’t think it was possible for anyone to be that completely uninformed and ignorant of the facts. lol, wow.

  • 95Theses

    During the run-up to the 2012 election my union buddies at the federal agency where I worked were constantly repeating the mantra fiction that Obama “Got Osama Bin Laden!”. Talk about a “You didn’t build that!” moment.

    It ought to be clear by this time even to the most devoted Obama sycophant that the man is a serial liar of the highest order. The tortured relationship between Obama and his fawning flock reminds me of the codependent wife of an abusive alcoholic. Yes, it may be obvious to all that the ‘man’ is an unfaithful, lying lout – but she needs him all the same because she has lost every last shred of self-respect.

    • Mister Flibble

      “serial liar of the highest order” That is hypocritically hilarious. Want to know what makes that statement funny? I’ll tell you. It’s because you condemn lying and then actually repeated a Republican lie in your own comment. Obama *Never Once* said that HE “Got Osama Bin Laden!” The actual quote was “We got Osama Bin Laden!” but I wouldn’t actually expect you to know what you’re talking about, you are a Conservative Sheep.

      Oh and the “You didn’t build that!” quote that stupid Republicans, such as yourself, like to use was actually referring to roads and bridges, not small businesses, But again, I wouldn’t expect a Conservative Sheep to know what they were talking about. *wink*

      • 95Theses

        Haha! You are so funny! It took you a WHOLE MONTH to fabricate a response! Boy, that’s quick thinking!

        Speaking of fabrication, it’s petty unusual to read so many LIES packed into one paragraph, so I think you may also qualify for serial liar status. Congratulations!

        Lie № 1: Obama didn’t say HE. Well, technically true … but factually false.
        Proof:

        “I also said we’d get Bin Laden and I didn’t get him in 11 months.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnKirh2lk3M

        Ruh-roh!
        In any case, I was citing my union coworkers, not Obama.

        Lie № 2: [Obama] was actually referring to roads and bridges, not small businesses.
        Another partial truth. Let’s see that particular citation:

        “Somebody invested in roads and bridges.
        If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjPI6no5ng

        Ruh-roh, again!

        And yet it took you a WHOLE MONTH to come up with that lame reply? Obama needs you for his next Benghazi-style rapid-response rescue team! Haha!

        So now who’s stupid, stupid?
        So now who’s a sheep, sheep?

        You need to change your username to Mr. Fibber, to put it mildly.

  • RichFromShowMe

    The only things obama takes responsibility for are shooting baskets, golf and vacations . . . .

    He’s such a narcissist, with unbounded arrogance on top of that, he doesn’t even realize how stupid this comment makes him and his Regime look to anyone who still retains and uses Rational Thought Processes.

    We have a blithering idiot leading the free world “into the Abyss”.

    • Mister Flibble

      Funny thing is that during Gee Dub’s 8 years in office as President, he took 407 days of vacation, compared to Obama’s 125. Soooo, Obama would have to take another 359 days of vacation in the next 484 days, just to tie Gee Dub on vacation days. Facts are a b ! tch huh? hahaha

      • RichFromShowMe

        obama is more effective as a “president” when he’s on vacation, so he might as well collect his vacation days and take year 7 and 8 off and let the Generals clean up his mess..

        He can always blame GW Bush.

        • 95Theses

          Don’t you just love how Mr. Fibber takes a WHOLE MONTH to get around to releasing all that pent-up irrational anger?!

          Check-out his reply to my comment (also lagging a WHOLE MONTH in response).