Oops!… Obama Forgets To Scrub His 'Surge Is Failing' Document
Oops… Obama forgot to scrub one of his ridiculous and dated anti-surge documents down the internet memory hole.
Earlier today the New York Daily News reported that Barack Obama is purging his website to remove criticism of the U.S. troop “surge” in Iraq.
It looks like the scrubbers forgot to make a few documents disappear.
Obama still has this Iraq is a “civil war” document posted…
Barack Obama: Turning the Page on Iraq:
“My plan for ending the war would turn the page in Iraq by removing our combat troops from Iraq’s civil war; by taking a new approach to press for a new accord on reconciliation within Iraq; by talking to all of Iraq’s neighbors to press for a compact in the region; and by confronting the human costs of this war.”
[Speech in Clinton County, IA, 09/12/07]
And, here Obama headlines a section titled, “The Surge is Not Working”:
THE SURGE IS NOT WORKING
“The stated purpose of the surge was to enable Iraq’s political leaders to reconcile. They have not done so… Our troops fight and die in the 120 degree heat to give Iraq’s leaders space to agree, but they are not filling it… The bar for success is so low that it is almost buried in the sand.”
Iraqi Government Not Stepping Up: The goal of the troop surge was to create space for Iraq’s political leaders to reach agreement to end Iraq’s civil war. In January 2007, President Bush said the goal of the surge was to contain violence so that “Iraqis will gain confidence in their leaders, and the government will have the breathing space it needs to make progress in other critical areas.” Since then, more than 700 American troops have died, but the Iraqi government has not stepped up. In early September, the United States Government Accountability Office found the Iraqi government has not enacted legislation to meet critical benchmarks on de-Ba’athification, oil revenue sharing, provincial elections, amnesty, and militia disarmament that are key to beginning national reconciliation.
Obama needs to get with it!
His drab reviews of Iraq are soooo dated.
Iraq has achieved 15 of 18 benchmarks and violent attacks are down by 90% over last year. The Iraqi government has passed more important pieces of legislation than the Democratic Congress this past year.
Barack really needs to get with it.