The Surge Worked!

United States
July 27, 2008 11:10am CST
Now just think if we would have listed to that two timing Senator from Illinois by the name of Barack Hussein Obama. We would have really lost Iraq. But because President Bush had enough poise to ignore the cries from the democrats and their fans, he stayed the course, and he hit dry land. Looks like the democrats lost this one, and surely Mr. Obama knows that by now. I remember back a year ago hearing him and his dreary democrat friends speaking about how the war would never be won. But they were wrong and their opponents, the republicans were right. I am glad Bush had enough sense to see some future in his choice to keep things as they were. He showed heart and courage and will one day go down as one of the greatest presidents in a long while. Also, it would help matters if democrats would get on the right side of issues instead of always being on the wrong side of them.
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@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
27 Jul 08
"Now just think if we would have listed to that two timing Senator from Illinois by the name of Barack Hussein Obama." Yeah, if we had listened to him, we wouldn't have ever invaded a country that never attacked us and was never a threat to us, costing us over 4,000 American lives and over half a trillion dollars. Just think how HORRIBLE that would have been! Also, weren't you paying attention when Maliki clearly said that he favor's Obama's plan for US troops in Iraq over McCain's? Clearly the Iraqi government that WE OURSELVES set up thinks that Obama's on the "right side" of THIS issue. So why do the right-wing talking heads suddenly get to declare themselves as knowing better than him?
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
28 Jul 08
If it weren't for us that guy wouldn't be in charge in the first place. Aside from that he's already denied that he supported Obama's plan. It's really nice to say we should have our troops out by a specific date, but we don't know when the country will be 100% ready to stand on their own so we need to take it one day at a time rather than just say "in 16 months I'm sure everything will be perfect". That kind of talk is just pandering to people that don't like this war and want to pretend it didn't happen. The war has happened. It's time to finish the job, not throw away what's been accomplished because we didn't agree with the war initially.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
28 Jul 08
ClarusVisum, The only comment I have for you is that you check your facts! First and foremost your comment about us never invading Iraq if we had listened to Obama is baseless since Obama stated this AFTER we had ALREADY invaded Iraq! It's EASY to make a call after the fact but much harder when you have to make a decision based upon intelligence and experience not inuendo! The simple fact is; Obama doesn't really know WHAT he would have done because he wasn't there!
• United States
28 Jul 08
"ClarusVisum, The only comment I have for you is that you check your facts! First and foremost your comment about us never invading Iraq if we had listened to Obama is baseless since Obama stated this AFTER we had ALREADY invaded Iraq!" I'd advise you not to ask me to check my facts while you lie your head off: http://www.barackobama.com/2002/10/02/remarks_of_illinois_state_sen.php As you may or may not know, Iraq was actually invaded in 2003, so do you want to explain for me how Obama's opposition to the war clearly stated in the above link (which was made on the day Bush and Congress agreed on the joint resolution authorizing the Iraq War in the first place) in October of 2002 is "after the fact?" What, did you think I wouldn't notice you trying to BS me? If you have any integrity, you will apologize for your patently false statement and the accusation you based on it. We'll see what happens there. "It's EASY to make a call after the fact but much harder when you have to make a decision based upon intelligence and experience not inuendo!" As I've already proven, Obama had the right decision in mind from the beginning, long before the invasion. "The simple fact is; Obama doesn't really know WHAT he would have done because he wasn't there!" Again, proven to be a total lie. Obama knew this "war" was BS from the start--it's only a shame he wasn't in a position to vote his conscience back then, when he proved he had better JUDGMENT than his opponent, as it's only now way "after the fact" (since you brought that phrase up) that Republicans are even starting to admit that the invasion wasn't a good idea. As you say, it's easy to say something like that "after the fact"--it's too bad they didn't have Obama's GOOD SENSE back in 2002. All that time and money could have caught Bin Laden easily, with lots to spare to better our own country.
@irishidid (8527)
• United States
28 Jul 08
There are things that bother me about Obama. Inexperience being the least of them. I'm not a fan of Bush either. For the first time in a number of years I'm voting republican. I'm a middle of the road politically speaking, but the current democrats have gone insane.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
28 Jul 08
The problem is that the democrats don't like this war. Frankly, "I" don't like this war and wish it hadn't happened. The problem with the democrats is that they feel the best thing to do is to drop Iraq on its a$$ and just hope things go fine. I say that even though I didn't want this war to happen, the right thing to do is finish the job and stabilize the country before removing troops. Obama is just throwing his ignorance out in the open when he implies that the violence would have gone down with or without the surge. That's like a doctor saying that the cancer would have been destroyed with or without chemotherapy after the treatment is over. A lot of people are either too young, or too ignorant to see how wars end. We still have troops in Korea, Japan, and Germany. Those wars were all fought long before I was even born and yet we have maintained a military presence. I don't see why Iraq should be any different. Can you imagine the possibility that one day Iraq may become a country on par with Germany, Japan, or South Korea? It won't happen unless we finish what we started.
• United States
27 Jul 08
Just because the serge worked does not mean that the Dem. were wrong in saying they did not want it. Who is to say we could not have done it with out the serge, of corse it worked. If you put 30000 troops anywhere in the world the are going to suceed. The Dems. are looking at the billions and billions and billions of dollars we are spending on this war, when here at home you have millions of people losing there homes. I think it is about time we start thinking about our immediate future. I feel that it has went to far when people can't afford to get back and forth to work.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Surge has worked but do not tell that to some here on MyLot. The surge would have been called a success if a Democrat was the President. The right thing is not always the popular thing to do, but it is still the right thing to do. Courage is standing against the odds and still standing for what you know is right. How can someone be for defeating one's own country, I am not sure how some can be for that. I hope you do not take to much flak for you position on the war and Bush, because the left here on MyLot can be pretty vicious.