Iraq: Obama's Lies Thru the Years

One of the unnoticed frauds of the Obama presidency is the disconnect between the anti-war stance he took as a candidate and his actual handling of the war in Iraq. At present, the White House is trying to convince the Iraqis to let 10,000 U.S. troops remain beyond December 31.

The Obama administration has been debating how large a force to propose leaving in Iraq. It made its proposal now in hopes of spurring a request from Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's government, and to give the Pentagon time to plan, the officials said.

As he launched his campaign in the winter of 2007, the then anti-war Obama wanted to withdraw all troops over the course of 12 months.

America it is time to start bringing our troops home. It's time to admit that no amount of American lives can resolve the political disagreement that lies at the heart of someone else's civil war. That's why I have a plan that will bring our combat troops home by March of 2008.”

March of 2008? That was 3 and a half years ago, and the president still doesn't have a plan to bring our troops home.

During primary season, Senator Obama used the power of the anti-war movement against Hillary by protraying her as someone who couldn't be trusted to get the troops immediately out of Iraq. His commitment was:

Obama will immediately begin to remove our troops from Iraq. He will remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months.

That was all nonsense, of course, a concoction meant to shift the wacko wing of the party away from Hillary and into his corner. The lie worked, and Hillary's campaign collapsed.