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Friday, July 18, 2008

Video- The Obama Iraq Documentary: Whatever the Politics Demand

The McCain campaign unveiled a video showing Barack Obama's ever changing words on Iraq, from his very own mouth. The video is called "The Obama Iraq Documentary: Whatever the Politics Demand"

It is 7 minutes and it is found at YouTube here.

What this shows undoubtedly is a consistent attempt to rewrite history and to claim he "always" said one thing when, thanks to video proof, everyone can see for themselves that he "always" said the exact opposite.

Example from the very beginning of the video:

On 1/10/07 it shows Barack Obama stating, "I am not persuaded that 20,000 addition troops in Iraq is gonna solve the sectarian violence there, in fact, I believe it it'll do the reverse".

The video jumps forward to 1/5/08, where he says, "And I said at the time, when I opposed the surge, that given how wonderfully our troops perform, if we place 30,000 more troops there then we would see an improvement in the security situation and we would see a reduction in the violence."

Compare the two statements...

It is easy to pretend that you said one thing when you actually said another, but these blatant lies are being caught on tape to be used in campaign videos like this.

After those first completely contradictory statements, on the screen the video shows this caption- TRANSLATION: You're never Wrong If You Pretend You Gave The Right Answer All Along.

I believe this is one of the best videos, to date, because it shows these contradictions from Obama's own mouth.

Watch the whole video, it is well worth the 7 minutes and 49 seconds it will take.

The most powerful campaign video to date, in my opinion.

[Update] Looking around I see that this video has been released yesterday morning it has already been mentioned in USA Today and shown by a Miami Herald Blog called Naked Politics.

(Correction made on date of release)