Obama Shows the Audacity to Exaggerate & Make Stuff Up
Sorry Barak– It wasn’t Pelosi the Terrible who caused the Anbar Awakening.
Barak Obama did not have the slightest idea what he was talking about when he touched on the Anbar Awakening tonight in the New Hampshire Democratic Debate on ABC.
Obama says it wasn’t the troop surge– it was the Democrats winning in 2006 that caused the Anbar Awakening!
Here’s Obama’s Living History:
That’s right! Democrats are responsible for the success of the Anbar Awakening.
Not only that… Obama also said the Anbar Awakening was an attempt by the Sunnis to make peace with the Shia.
SORRY- The Anbar Awakening was an agreement among Sunni Tribal Leaders to join together to fight Sunni Al-Qaeda terrorists.
It had nothing to do with the Shiites.
Obama showed that besides hope- he also has the audacity to make things up.
I would point out that much of that violence has been reduced because there was an agreement with tribes in Anbar province — Sunni tribes — who started to see, after the Democrats were elected in 2006, you know what, the Americans may be leaving soon, and we are going to be left very vulnerable to the Shi’as. We should start negotiating now. That’s how you change behavior.
Democracy Project has more on Obama insulting the troops in Iraq.
MORE… BG pointed out that the actual formalization of the Anbar Awakening had been ongoing for more than a year. It wasn’t something that just happened when Pelosi the Terrible took over the House… Try February 2006.
UPDATED: Prairie Pundit notes that Fred Barnes also caught this major misstep by the democratic candidates.
Hat Tip Larwyn