Obama Administration is now taking credit for Bush's successes in Iraq

@Taskr36 (13923)
United States
February 12, 2010 1:00am CST
I'm sure this won't surprise most of you. Joe Biden said that of the Iraq war "this could be one of the great achievements of this administration." For those that forgot, Joe Biden and Barrack Obama both voted against the surge in Iraq. Obama has claimed to ALWAYS have been against the war in Iraq. The vice president also took credit for the troop drawdown. "You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer," he said. "You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government." Of course that drawdown was put in place by the Bush Administration. Robert Gibbs of course was perfectly comfortable with the Obama Administration taking credit. "Well, putting what was broken back together and getting our troops home, which we intend to do in August of this year," he said, adding that Obama helped provide critical "political pressure" on Iraq policy before taking office. So we have him blaming Bush for everything going wrong, but he's more than happy to take credit for everything that went right under Bush. I think the most amusing is the way he flip flops on the bailouts blaming Bush, but then taking credit when banks start to pay the money back.
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
12 Feb 10
Not to be out done - I am underemployed, underpaid, underhoused (?), underloved and underappreciated - this clearly is Bush's fault. But I had a very yummy dinner last night and am going to make some good money tomorrow - this clearly is thanks to Obama. I love that we don't have to be responsible for ourselves anymore! I think I may stop working altogether and get me some of that obamamoney. sorry went off subject - I think it is safe to say we will be hearing this for three more years.
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
12 Feb 10
What irks the heck out of me, is Obama making it look like the Republicians are non-co-operative, and or 'blocking (?) everything. He says that they need to try to work together in a non-partisan way - yeah right ! So why then was it necessary for all of the: "close the doors and lock the Republicans out" sessions? Can ya tell me that? If things are being done in secret, could it be that it's because what they're doing is wrong or even crooked? It sure does cast a suspicious light upon the whole administration to my way of thinking.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
12 Feb 10
Classy Cat, I think you have a legitimate question. Why would they want to keep the Republicans out if everything is done above board? And why lie about it being bipartisan when we all know that isn't true! Lagen, it hurts to know that we will be hearing this from both him and Gibbs for 3 more years!
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
12 Feb 10
This administration sees absolutely nothing wrong with taking credit for the success of others. And they see absolutely nothing wrong with blaming Bush for all the failures of the country. Man, they must think BUSH is a big man. When Gibbs gets before the microphone, I wait for the first lie to come out of his mouth. And now he's added making fun of others, i.e. Sarah Palin, for one. This makes him look so silly and childish! But then, he's a liberal and you can expect anything out of him. Am I the only one out here that talks to the TV when either Gibbs or the President is on there?
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
15 Feb 10
Barb42 - you have me chuckling about your talking to the TV I've never seen anything like what is going on in the political scene these days !! And I include Republicans as well as Democrats. They better all "get it together" - because of their prideful attitudes and being so condescending to so many - they have woke up the American voters, and believe me when I say that CHANGE "IS" COMING - but not the change that they want. I heard that there's a poll out somewhere, that tells that a ton of voters are already planning to vote against ANYONE who has been in office for more than one term! That will be a bit radical, because that's going to bounce out the good with the bad. But who knows what would come of that. But it is time for everyone to stand up and be counted, and bring the fear and respect of the voting public back to the DC folks for sure. Amen?
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
12 Feb 10
0bama can claim no real credit in any of this. He is the one in office after the Bush strategy worked, and the soldiers have to come home sometime... however it is not attributable to anything 0bama has done. I recall during the campaign where 0bama tried to get Iraq to hold off on any drawdown until AFTER the election so that he could take the credit... much was said of it then ... with suggestions of treasonous behavior on 0bama's part for trying to interfere and gain political advantage at the cost of our troops. Of course, they are merely photo ops for 0bama... that is all he cares about them.
• United States
12 Feb 10
If memory serves me right we had a discussion about this when the deal was struck and how even though Bush did the deal...Obama was going to take credit for it. And he has...so we saw this one coming. As the old saying goes...when things go wrong it is someone else's fault...when it goes right take credit for it. Who cares who really did it. The question is ...is the american public going to remember the truth or are they going to swollow this lie?
@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Feb 10
Hey, it's Joe. What does the man ever get right? If it weren't for him, there'd be no fun at all. It's not surprising that the administration would take credit for anything that goes right. They always put the blame for anything that goes wrong on the Bush administration and they take the credit for anything Bush did that worked out well.
• United States
12 Feb 10
It is really sad because I find myself not being surprised by anything this deceitful bunch does. Now if they were to do anything honestly, above board and beneficial to our nation ...now that would really surprise me!