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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Joe Biden Attempts To Rewrite History To Credit Obama Instead Of Bush For Iraq Success

Only in Washington can memories be so short.

I remember piece after piece showing Democratic opposition, and specifically Barack Obama stating his opposition to the "surge" of troops that President George Bush sent into Iraq to turn around a losing situation and give Iraqi's a chance for freedom and safety.

Flashback! (Via 32 second video of Barack Obama opposing the surge and stating he will fight against it)

In 2007, this is what Barack Obama said:

"I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse."

When the surge showed signs of success and violence lessened, Barack Obama went as far as to remove his criticisms of the Iraq surge from his website. (Via Huffington Post)

Barack Obama's aides have removed criticism of President Bush's increase of troops to Iraq from the campaign Web site, part of an effort to update the Democrat's written war plan to reflect changing conditions.

Debate over the impact of President Bush's troop "surge" has been at the center of exchanges this week between Obama and Republican presidential rival John McCain. Obama opposed the war and the surge from the start, while McCain supported both the invasion and the troop increase.

A year and a half after Bush announced he was sending reinforcements to Iraq, it is widely credited with reducing violence there. With most Americans ready to end the war, McCain is using the surge debate to argue he has better judgment and the troops should stay to win the fight. Obama argues the troop increase has not achieved its other goal of fostering a political reconciliation among Iraqi factions.

Even Joe Biden jumped in with how the surge would be a "tragic mistake".

In July, after evidence was amassing that the surge was working, Obama said, “My assessment is that the surge has not worked.”

Obama, then, was not only wrong about the surge; he was spectacularly wrong. And he continued to remain wrong even as mounting evidence of its success gave way to overwhelming evidence of its success.

But Obama is not alone. Virtually the entire Democratic party, including every Democrat running for president, opposed the surge. For example, Senator Joseph Biden–considered by some pundits a foreign policy sage–declared, a few days before the surge was announced, “If he surges another 20, 30 [thousand], or whatever number he’s going to, into Baghdad, it’ll be a tragic mistake.”

Fast Forward to Today's News (Major Hat Tip to Top of the Ticket)

Joe Biden on CNN's Larry King, states:

I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration.

Are you kidding me??????????

An amazing attempt to try to rewrite history, but with YouTube, news articles and the Internet, it is impossible to rewrite history.

Biden lied his ass off and gave us a hint as to what the Obama administration will be attempting to do.

They are trying to take credit for George Bush and our military's success in Iraq and they will not get away with it.

Expect that video above to be shown constantly as a reminder that Washington elites may have a short memory span, but the Internet never forgets.