Remember how liberals gleefully said Bush was responsible for 9/11 only after 8 months in office? They had, and still have, a valid point about that. But, why is Obama still getting a free pass on Iraq after 14 months in office?
by Larry Simons
March 19, 2010
Today is not an anniversary anyone wants to celebrate. Today marks the 7th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Iraq has always been called “Bush’s war”, and it is. Now, it is Obama’s war. Sure, Obama did not start the war, but he campaigned on the promise to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Seven years into the Iraq war and nearly eight and a half years into the war in Afghanistan, also mark the 14th month these wars have lingered on into Obama’s presidency. Democrats and liberals have blamed Bush many times over for seemingly detached events, like 9/11, claiming it was Bush’s fault because it happened on his watch. I agreed with them [and still do], but I personally do not believe Bush was solely responsible. Forces much more sinister within our own government claim that prize.
Democrats and liberals are now hush-hush over Obama’s detached events. Sure, Bush launched the war in Iraq, but it is now in Obama’s hands. This is Obama’s baby now, and there’s not a Democrat or liberal in sight that is blaming Obama for the continuity of war in Iraq [and Afghanistan]. In fact, not only has Obama NOT ended the wars, he has increased their budgets by 83 billion, and has increased troop levels, twice. All this after he promised “CHANGE” we all can believe in. It appears the only thing that has changed since Bush left office is the color of the President’s skin.
Nicole Belle, of the liberal, Obama-worshipping site, Crooks and Liars writes:
“As of today, iCasualties lists 4,703 allied servicemembers killed in Iraq and Iraq Body Count estimates that 95,680 - 104,382 Iraqi civilians (not insurgents/military/soldiers) have been killed. And that doesn't include injured veterans or those who committed suicide. Tens of thousands of families have been torn apart by the what we now know was the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq. We've spent $747.3 BILLION in Iraq, with the full cooperation of the pearl-clutching deficit hawks in the Republican Party.
And not one of us can honestly claim that we are safer.
What a sad anniversary.”
“With the full cooperation of the pearl-clutching deficit hawks in the Republican Party”? What about the Democrats who voted on going to war? What about the fact that Obama promised to END the wars after being elected? I am no defender of Bush by any means, but at least Bush at no time ever said he would end the wars. Obama did say that, and he has not. Not a peep from Democrats and liberals about the fact that American troops are still dying, billions and billions is still being spent on wars in which we are still not safe as a result of.....because of Obama.
The Democrats control both houses of Congress and the White House, but somehow the Republicans are still to blame? Amazing.