Talk about audacity…
Cut and runner President Barack Obama told “60 Minutes” last night, “The Iraq War was Easier.”
…This from politician who consistently voted against supporting US soldiers fighting in Iraq during his short time as a US senator.
This is the same man who once said that even genocide was no reason to keep US troops fighting in Iraq.
Now that’s chutzpah.
Michael Williams reported:
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Does anyone else find it hard to believe that President Obama is now complaining about the difficulty of the war in Afghanistan by asserting that “Iraq was easier”?
On Afghanistan, Obama said he is looking for a “comprehensive strategy” that stresses diplomacy that includes engagement with neighboring Pakistan. While Obama is studying requests from the military for more troops, he warned that, “there’s gotta be an exit strategy. There– there’s gotta be a sense that this is not perpetual drift.”
He said Afghanistan is a more complex problem than Iraq. “Iraq was actually easier than Afghanistan. It’s easier terrain,” Obama told Kroft. “You’ve got a– much better educated population, infrastructure to build off of. You don’t have some of the same destabilizing border– issues that you have between Afghanistan and Pakistan. And so this is going to be a tough nut to crack. But– it is not acceptable for us to simply sit back and let safe havens of terrorists plan and plot.”