Saturday, April 11, 2009

Andy “Jekyll and Hyde” Ostroy is a hypocritical fraud. He now supports the Iraq war despite strongly opposing it under Bush

There’s no debate that Ostroy is a hypocritical, flip-flopping sell-out. I have the proof

by Larry Simons
April 11, 2009

In my 4 years of political writing, I have never seen more blatant hypocrisy on one particular issue than Andy Ostroy’s complete 180 he’s done on the Iraq war. This transcends political party, race, religion, media affiliation---it transcends it all. What you are about to witness is blatant hypocrisy. The kind you’d get from the most corrupt politicians or the most ordinary religious leaders.

On Ostroy’s latest story titled “Ann Coulter Needs to Shut the F**K Up (...and Other Random Thoughts)” on his blog, The Ostroy Report, one of his “random thoughts” was in his final paragraph where Andy states:

“Five American soldiers were killed in Iraq Friday in a suicide-bomb attack in the northern city of Mosul, the deadliest attack against U.S. troops in over a year. The increase in deadly violence threatens the June deadline for withdrawal of American combat troops from cities, part of a U.S-Iraqi agreement which took effect this year. The top U.S. commander, Gen. Raymond Odierno, warned this week that we could instead see an increase in U.S. troops in Mosul and Baqubah, and expressed concerns about the escalation in Sunni-militant-led violence among Arabs and Kurds in the north. He also cited the "very dangerous" threat from Iranian-funded militants. Given that we can't fully pull out our troops for at least another 16 months and the odds are, as the good General says, we'll have to increase our troop strength shortly in some major northern cities, it's unbelievable how the Republicans and Bush apologists still get away with their claims of success for the surge and for the war itself. Any idiot can see how fragile Iraq's Democracy is, and that without our troops, the country will likely fall like a house of cards.”

It could be that Dick Cheney stumbled upon The Ostroy Report one night and finally decided to come to Andy’s house and have him whisked off to some secret prison and replaced with a pro-war Andy Ostroy. Or, it could be that Ostroy is the biggest hypocritical fraud of the left-wing. I’m nearly 100% sure it’s the latter (only 'nearly' because I don’t put it past Cheney to cart someone off).

I immediately posted comments on Andy's blog, because when Bush was in power, Ostroy was one of the strongest Iraq war protestors I had ever read on the internet (outside of myself). I personally remembered reading many anti-Iraq war articles that he had written, and I vowed to him I would find them and expose his fraudiness. I found so many, I decided to stop at January 2008 because I had already found twelve where he either mentioned the Iraq war being a huge mistake, ending the war, Bush potentially being imprisoned because of it or my personal favorite, Andy spewing a long tirade about how the Iraqi people do not even want us there, how our military is failing and Democracy being impossible in Iraq.

Then, he writes the above statement. Hmmmm, maybe because Andy’s savior Obama is President now? Obama recently approved 83.4 billion more dollars to be spent on the war….the war that Obama vowed to end. The liberals have now been forced to become the very people they hated. That is what prompted me to post the following comments on Andy’s blog.

click to enlarge (I’m quite sure these comments will be immediately deleted and I’ll receive more Bill O' Reilly-style threats to have my blog removed)



I kept my promise. I went on a crusade to find Andy’s incriminating anti-war articles and comments. The following are my findings:

In his July 29, 2008 article titled “Can Obama Really Win This Thing?”

Andy said this:
George W. Bush's legacy is clear. Come January, when the 44th president of the United States takes office, the nation will be racked by, among other things, a record half-trillion dollar budget deficit; an economy teetering on, if not in, recession; $4+/gallon gas prices; the lowest consumer confidence in 15 years; a failing, deadly war; and a resurgent terrorist stronghold in Afghanistan

In his July 23, 2008 article titled “McCain: "It's My Surge, Dammit! I Was Right. Why Won't Anyone Show Me Some Respect!”

Andy said this:
The simple truth is, Obama was right about the war from the get-go. And based on the fact that Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his top military commanders support the Democrat's timetable for a 2010 troop withdrawal, he's still right. Obama not only understands the will of the American people when it comes to the war, but the Iraqis' as well

In his July 13, 2008 article titled “The Murder Trial of George W. Bush?”

Andy said this: (his words in burgandy)
Andy did a full story detailing Vincent Bugliosi’s book “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder” explaining exhaustively his agreements with Bugliosi that the war in Iraq was a big fucking lie and that Bush should be tried and go to prison for even taking our country to war and leading to the deaths of 4,000+ troops. Andy says this in the article, “Remember the timeline here. This is key. The meeting between Bush and Blair occurred four months after the CIA's report in which it stated that Iraq was not an imminent threat. Yet, not only did Bush continue sounding the alarms over Saddam's WMD, but he and his blood-thirsty neocons--VP Dick Cheney, then-National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld--had already secretly drawn up the war plans and were angling to concoct the saleable justification.” So, Ostroy clearly acknowledges that being in Iraq in the first place was based on complete and utter lies, yet he now supports Obama’s continuance of this war. Unreal.

In his June 23, 2008 article titled “Bill Kristol is Not Stupid, So Why Does he Pretend to Be?”

Andy said this:
(in this article Andy is addressing Bill Kristol)
That our soldiers fighting and dying in Iraq are the sons and daughters of the poor and middle classes, not those of the wealthy, or those of the Republican war-mongers who sent them there. The true contempt for our soldiers comes from you and your neo-con pals who sent them off to fight and die in a totally bogus, elective war where America faced no threat whatsoever.

In his June 11, 2008 article titled “Did John McCain Just Say What I Think He Said About Iraq?”

Andy said this:
So the crusty old Senator from Arizona thinks it's "not too important" when, if ever, our troops return home, huh? That an overwhelming majority of Americans want an imminent end to the war apparently doesn't faze McCain. As he's said in the past, we could be in Iraq for another 100+ years and that would be just peachy with him.

McCain's new boneheaded remark ranks among the other colossal Bushevik blunders pertaining to Iraq such as "Mission Accomplished" and "We'll be greeted as liberators." It only serves to demonstrate just how out out of touch he is with mainstream America.

Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presumptive nominee, would be wise to aggressively hammer home this new example of McCain's consistently cavalier attitude towards the war and our foreign policy in general. It's just more of the same shoot first, ask questions later reckless cowboy mentality that has gotten us mired in the Iraq debacle in the first place. And we certainly don't need four more years of Bush 3 in the form of McCain.

Americans have a very clear choice this November. A vote for McCain is a vote for more war, more militarism, more death. And that's just Iraq. Imagine the surprises this war-monger has in store for us with Iran.


In his April 16, 2008 article titled “Iraqi Soldiers Bail on Baghdad. Must be More of that Bushevik "Success" We Keep Hearing About”

Andy said this: (emphasis indicates direct blatant hypocrisy in light of his recent article)
Let's face it, Iraqi soldiers throwing in the towel is definitely not a good sign, no matter how you spin it. It shows the fear and frustration they have in waging this mess of a war that's now in its sixth year. It also shows a lack of desire and commitment. And it raises the possibility that these people just don't want what we want. Five years later, the government is not a functioning Democracy in any sense of the word. The Iraqi military is not able to stand up and defend the country. Simply put, on the political front, there is little or no progress. And militarily, as we are constantly reminded by the Busheviks and McCain, without our soldiers there the country would fall into 'anarchy and genocide' (which some rational folks think is exactly what's been there for years now).

Bush and Cheney have us on a death spiral that's not getting any better. Five years, 4000 dead soldiers and $500 billion spent and what do we have to show for it? Fleeing Iraqi soldiers. We are constantly told there's tremendous success being made, but we're still mired in sectarian violence and Iraqi troop failures. The Bushevik contradictions are astounding. They have no clear mission, and no clear end in sight. They say we can leave when we've achieved success and finished the mission, yet every time they point to this great progress and success they declare that troops can't come home and may in fact need to be there longer than expected. It's a smoke and mirrors show worthy of the best American carnival.

Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential hopefuls, need to start ratcheting up their rhetoric about this disaster of a war. They need to pound the Busheviks hard for getting us into this mess. They need to shine a light on McCain's incessant war-mongering and supreme delusion that we're actually accomplishing something over there. The only thing we're accomplishing is a reprise of Vietnam, where we're gonna kill tens of thousands of our soldiers, and then, when we're finally fed up, we'll throw in the towel. And just like Vietnam, the Iraq war will go down in history as an utter failure; a vanity project of delusional U.S. presidents. The key question here is, how much are Obama and Clinton willing to do, and how quickly, to stanch the bloodshed and put an end to this debacle?


In his April 11, 2008 article titled “War-Monger-in-Chief Delivers "Lies & Delusion" Speech”

Andy said this:
So what are we gonna do about it this time? That some Democrats say they will vote for Sen. John McCain, the GOP's presumptive nominee, is monumentally distressing. The only thing McBush is gonna do is perpetuate this disastrous, meaningless, military debacle that has no clear objective and no end in sight.

Other anti-war articles by Andy:

March 30, 2008 “al-Sadr issues Wake-up Call to Bush, McCain and the GOP. So Much for the "Surge””

March 21, 2008 “Cheney's Audacity of "So"”

March 19, 2008 “McCain Doesn't Know Shia From Shinola”

February 6, 2008 “Bush's Iraq Distraction Has Allowed Al Qaeda to Strengthen. Intelligence Chief Warns of Grave New Terror Threats to U.S.”

February 1, 2008 “U.S. Death Toll in Iraqi Increases. So Much for the "Surge" Success”

That’s 12 I found just in the past 16 months of his blog and I was just skimming. I may have even missed some. I didn’t go earlier than 2008 (Andy’s blog has been around since March 2005). I thought 12 was plenty to prove my point. Andy is the reverse of John Kerry: Andy was against the war before he was for it.

This is by far the most fraudulent act of all my potential nominees for Fraud of the Year. Being so blatantly and unapologetically against a war when a Republican begins it and does not end it, then when your candidate becomes President you magically gain support for it? It’s simply unbelievable and not to mention unequivocally scary.

At this rate, the only way Andy will be beaten in this years Fraud of the Year awards is if a video tape is unearthed showing Black Ops planting the explosives inside WTC 1, 2 and 7.

UPDATE:

Andy has deleted my comments (shocker) and left this hilarious message for me :

Larry, the reason your posts are consistently deleted is because you never offer anything constructive. Your posts are nothing but anger-filled attacks designed to antagonize and be combative. It has nothing to do with whether or not I agree with what you have to say. The problem is, you have nothing to say and you make no points. So as long as you choose to be a rabble-rouser rather than someone who offers either complimentary points or constructive opposing views, you will continue to be censored. Your idea and my idea of Free Speech is quite different. (Yes, he's right, my idea of free speech is making valid points to expose someone who has contradicted themselves without violating a website's policies nor the personal policies of the site monitor; his idea is: you can say anything you want even if he disagrees with it, but if it exposes his blatant hypocrisy, it will be deleted) This board does not exist for you to do or say anything you want. (Translation: "you're exposing my hypocrisy and lies and I can't allow that") That's what your blog is for.

This is the last time I will attempt to explain why your comments are deleted.


I have no points?? I don’t say anything constructive? Exposing that Andy was very anti-war when Bush was in power and now he has become very pro-war now that Obama is in power is “not constructive?” The irony about Andy’s post is that, if what he says is true, that I “never offer anything constructive”, why doesn’t he let his readers decide this? Why is he allowed to be the only one who judges what is constructive and what is not? I think it’s because he’s terrified that his readers will read his own words that I have posted and see that Andy is the big fraud that I have concluded he is. This was my response on his blog:

I have NO points ???? Are you kidding me?? You NOW support the war when you have written many many stories in the past telling your readers how youve wanted this war to end?? If I make no points--why DELETE them?? Why dont you allow your READERS to decide if I make valid points?? Know why you delete them? So your readers can come on here after my comments have been DELETED and see you make general comments like the one above and they will react by thinking I just rambled on about nothing, when in FACT, I have documented PERFECTLY how you have been extremely hypocritical by writing story after story on why the war is a big mistake and a failure, yet when Obama wants to continue it---you are magically FOR the war! And you think that is "nothing to say" and I make "no points"???

I will continue to post this on your blog until you tell your readers and me why you have flip-flopped on the war. I think your readers DESERVE to know why youve become a colossal HYPOCRITE---dont you?? Now address this or I will continually provide the link to my story about you---which points out brilliantly how big of a hypocrite you are!

Here's the link to my story exposing Andy the FRAUD:

http://realtruthonline.blogspot.com/2009/04/andy-jekyll-and-hyde-ostroy-is.html

I will also begin posting portions of comments from your past stories that are in DIRECT OPPOSITION to what you said above. THIS is why you delete comments---because they expose you! Let your readers decie if my comments should be deleted.

Another thing Andy----you said my posts werent constructive? My posts included YOUR OWN words from past articles youve written where you HIGHLY opposed the Iraq war and how you ended being opposed to it on Nov 4 2008. I make no points? But Andy, I was posting YOUR words---are you admitting your own words was bullshit?


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Stay tuned for the deletion!

UPDATE #2:

I win. Andy has enabled comment moderation on his blog again. Apparently he didn't like the fact that I kept posting this comment:

In his April 16, 2008 article titled “Iraqi Soldiers Bail on Baghdad. Must be More of that Bushevik "Success" We Keep Hearing About”

Andy said this:

"Let's face it, Iraqi soldiers throwing in the towel is definitely not a good sign, no matter how you spin it. It shows the fear and frustration they have in waging this mess of a war that's now in its sixth year. It also shows a lack of desire and commitment. And it raises the possibility that these people just don't want what we want. Five years later, the government is not a functioning Democracy in any sense of the word. The Iraqi military is not able to stand up and defend the country. Simply put, on the political front, there is little or no progress. And militarily, as we are constantly reminded by the Busheviks and McCain, without our soldiers there the country would fall into 'anarchy and genocide' (which some rational folks think is exactly what's been there for years now).

Bush and Cheney have us on a death spiral that's not getting any better. Five years, 4000 dead soldiers and $500 billion spent and what do we have to show for it? Fleeing Iraqi soldiers. We are constantly told there's tremendous success being made, but we're still mired in sectarian violence and Iraqi troop failures. The Bushevik contradictions are astounding. They have no clear mission, and no clear end in sight. They say we can leave when we've achieved success and finished the mission, yet every time they point to this great progress and success they declare that troops can't come home and may in fact need to be there longer than expected. It's a smoke and mirrors show worthy of the best American carnival.

Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential hopefuls, need to start ratcheting up their rhetoric about this disaster of a war. They need to pound the Busheviks hard for getting us into this mess. They need to shine a light on McCain's incessant war-mongering and supreme delusion that we're actually accomplishing something over there. The only thing we're accomplishing is a reprise of Vietnam, where we're gonna kill tens of thousands of our soldiers, and then, when we're finally fed up, we'll throw in the towel. And just like Vietnam, the Iraq war will go down in history as an utter failure; a vanity project of delusional U.S. presidents. The key question here is, how much are Obama and Clinton willing to do, and how quickly, to stanch the bloodshed and put an end to this debacle?"


So, Andy is now back to "approving" his comments again. I'm not Andy's enemy, apparently Andy's enemy was...Andy, since he was deleting his OWN words.

WHAT A COMPLETE FRAUD!!!

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