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.


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.


  • Libslayer

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

  • Gee

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

  • Junior Samples

    I can see the solution from my front porch.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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”.