Barack Obama said it was not his decision to pull the forces out of Iraq. He’s not to blame as usual. He insisted the Iraqi people didn’t want us there and they would not guarantee the safety of our soldiers.
He’s not telling the truth.
There were no meetings arranged with the Maliki government until after the soldiers began pulling up stakes and then there was only one half-hearted meeting.
He only agreed to leave 3,000 of our soldiers, sending a signal to Maliki that he was not serious. Our military would have been sitting ducks.
About the guarantee that our soldiers would be safe, no one could give such a guarantee. It’s war.
Obama made that decision to pull them out as his re-election approached in 2011. He did it for political reasons and he bragged about it during the presidential debates to win points.
“Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq,” Obama proclaimed in Bowling Green, Ohio, September 2012, and did nearly every day after until the election. “We did.”
“With regards to Iraq, you and I agreed, I believe, that there should be a status of forces agreement,” Romney told Obama as the two convened in Boca Raton, Fla., that October. “That’s not true,” Obama interjected. “Oh, you didn’t want a status of forces agreement?” Romney asked as an argument ensued. “No,” Obama said. “What I would not have done is left 10,000 troops in Iraq that would tie us down. That certainly would not help us in the Middle East.”
Now Obama is claiming he wanted a status of forces agreement.
Whatever lie it takes for him to get what he wants, it will do. Another day, another lie.
As hundreds of thousands of Kurds and Yazidis beg for help, help he could easily give, we have the weaponry to share, he jetted off to Martha’s Vineyard in yet another arrogant and decadent display as the uncaring and feckless president.
Listen to what he said 1/10/07.