Obama Moonbat… Another Strange Foreign Policy Gaffe

“Right now, we don’t have enough troops, and NATO hasn’t provided enough troops because they are still angry about us going into Iraq.”

Barack Obama
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
May 13, 2008

Hmm… Do you suppose Obama heard that at church?
This was one of those slips that reveals the Far Left core of the Obamessiah.
Jim Geraghty explained:

This is what’s truly disturbing about Barack Obama’s foreign policy vision — it sees ending the Iraq War as the Philosopher’s Stone that, once found, will turn all of our leaden overseas problems into golden opportunities.

Truly… Obama sees ending the Iraq “mistake” a key point in his foreign policy agenda. But, more than that, his statement shows that Obama believes our NATO allies act in mean spiteful ways and make foreign policy decisions based on emotion.
That seems a bit immature for the man who wants to be president of the United States, wouldn’t you say?

And, where did Obama get this?… From Daily Kos or Trinity UCC?
Obama is wrong about NATO troops.

International Security Assistance Force (Wiki)

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is the name of a NATO-led security and development mission in Afghanistan which was established by the United Nations Security Council on 20 December 2001. ISAF was initially charged with securing Kabul and surrounding areas. In October 2003, the UN Security Council authorized the expansion of the ISAF mission throughout Afghanistan, and subsequently expanded the mission in four main stages over the whole of the country. Since 2006, ISAF has been involved in more intensive combat operations in southern Afghanistan, a tendency which continued in 2007- Wiki.

There were 49 coalition members at the start of Iraqi Freedom.
There are currently 40 contributing member nations in the ISAF.

Of those NATO nations that opposed the Iraq War:

— Elite French troops were deployed in southeastern Afghanistan in July 2003.
Germany has had thousands of troops contributing in Afghanistan since December 2001.

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder even made it clear that his opposition to the Iraq War would not affect his country’s contributions in Afghanistan.

Where Obama got the notion that, “NATO hasn’t provided enough troops because they are still angry about us going into Iraq,” is anybody’s guess.
But, it’s not based in fact.
Maybe Obama took it from one of Jeremiah Wright’s sermons?

The Campaign Spot has been all over this Obama gaffe and makes several good points on this slip.

Previously:
OOPS!! Obama Goofs– Wants More Arabic Speakers in Afghanistan (Video)

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