"The United States of America does not quit once it starts on something. You don't quit, the American armed services does not quit. We keep at it. We persevere." -- Pres. Obama to US troops in Afghanistan, March 28, 2010
"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is calling for the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. combat brigades from Iraq, with the pullout being completed by the end of next year. 'Let me be clear: There is no military solution in Iraq and there never was,' Obama said." -- Obama calls for immediate withdrawal from Iraq, AP, Sep. 12, 2007 [emphasis added]
There are lies, damned lies, and then the kind of brazen rewriting of what a man stands for that Barack Obama engaged in yesterday.
The swaggering Barack Obama, in his faux-military leather jacket, who boasted to American troops that "the United States of America does not quit once it starts on something," is the same man who in 2007 told the troops and the entire world that America and its military couldn't win in Iraq, never could, and should immediately quit.
Will the MSM let PBO get away with this prevarication? The initial signs aren't good . . .
Introducing the clip on Morning Joe today, Savannah Guthrie, rather than reporting the divergence between his words today and those he spoke when trying to woo a Dem presidential primary electorate, reverentially described the speech as "rousing."
Obama wasn't finished misrepresenting the truth. He went on to claim that, as between Republicans and Democrats, "there's no daylight when it comes to support for all of you. There's no daylight when it comes to supporting our troops."
Surely PBO knows better. But let's remind him:
- John Kerry accused US troops of "terrorizing" women and children in Iraq.
- John Murtha accused US Marines of killing innocent Iraqi civilians "in cold blood."
- Dick Durbin accused US troops at Guantanamo of acting like "Nazis."