Obama in 2007: Don’t Stay in Iraq Over Genocide… Obama in 2011: We Must Protect Innocent Libyan Civilians

Iraqi children wave to US troops.

In July 2007 Barack Obama made a stunning admission during a campaign stop. The democratic hopeful suggested that genocide of innocent civilians was a better option than continuing our military campaign in Iraq.

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there.

But, that was back when Bush was in charge.

Suddenly Obama has decided that innocent civilians need to be protected.
Obama, and the UN, approved US military intervention in Libya to aid defenseless civilians.

Libyans must be worth more to Obama than Iraqis.

Related… Hillary on ethnic cleansing and civil war, 2007: “We cannot save the Iraqis from themselves.”


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