If you repeat a lie often enough…
Posted by cann0nba11 on June 2, 2008
“There’s a reason the problems we face today are so much bigger than they were several years ago,” Obama said. “A big part of it is that George Bush and John McCain have been so focused on pursuing a flawed and costly war in Iraq that they’ve lost sight of our mounting problems here at home. Instead of working to fix our economy and lift up hardworking families, they’ve fought to extend a war that’s costing thousands of lives and billions of dollars without making us any safer — a war that has strengthened our enemies and distracted us from the real battle with Usama bin Ladin in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” (emphasis mine: source)
Barack Obama said this yesterday (June 1, 2008). Despite facts that prove him undeniably wrong he still marches forward to the same leftist mantras (“unjust war”, “not any safer” et al). Sadly many Americans fall victim to his charm and fail to recognize the snake oil he is selling. Let’s break this down:
“Pursuing a flawed and costly war”: True, this war has been expensive, and yes mistakes have been made. However, there is a much bigger picture that short-sighted liberals fail to see. More Democrats voted in favor of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 than against it. Obama was not in office during the 2002 vote, but I think we all know how he would have voted. Also, LIberals like to bring up the failure to find WMDs, despite the fact that Hussein used them on his own people in the past). However, they forget to mention that there were many other reasons America entered into this war.
- Iraq’s noncompliance with the conditions of the 1991 cease fire, including interference with weapons inspectors.
- Iraq’s “brutal repression of its civilian population.”
- Iraq’s “capability and willingness to use weapons of mass destruction against other nations and its own people”.
- Iraq’s hostility towards the United States as demonstrated by the alleged 1993 assassination attempt of former President George H. W. Bush, and firing on coalition aircraft enforcing the no-fly zones following the 1991 Gulf War.
- Members of al-Qaeda were “known to be in Iraq.”
- Iraq’s “continu[ing] to aid and harbor other international terrorist organizations,” including anti-United States terrorist organizations.
- The efforts by the Congress and the President to fight terrorists, including the September 11th, 2001 terrorists and those who aided or harbored them.
- The authorization by the Constitution and the Congress for the President to fight anti-United States terrorism.
- Citing the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, the resolution reiterated that it should be the policy of the United States to remove the Saddam Hussein regime and promote a democratic replacement.
lost sight of our mounting problems here at home / working to fix our economy: What exactly does Barack know about problems here at home? He has been campaigning for the last year and a half, has he actually done any work at all? He was voted into office to serve his constituency, yet he is basically giving them all the finger while pursuing his own self interests. And by the way, many of the problems Barack perceives are due to a lack of enough government control of your life. In Barack’s world people are not responsible for their actions, they need Big Government to help them out. Screw that.
without making us any safer: Um, check your facts Barack. This article provides proof that we ARE actually safer. Here’s a summary: Between 1988 and 2003 there were just under 20 attacks on American interests here and abroad. For the past five years (2004-2008 ) there have been no successful attacks inside the United States or against American interests abroad. Let me repeat that:
Starting in 2004
there have been no successful attacks
inside the United States
or against American interests abroad.
In my world that means that we are safer as a country than since the war started. There’s no way to deny that. There’s no spin that can change this indisputable fact. Yet the press refuses to cover it. News channels refuse to cover our actual success in Iraq. It takes editorials to point out the reality of our military success.
The war has strengthened our enemies: Not according to CIA Director Michael V. Hayden. Last week he told the Washington Post that the terrorist movement is essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia and on the defensive throughout much of the rest of the world, including in its presumed haven along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. But you won’t here Mr. Obama talking about this. It is in direct contrast to his time-tested lie.
What’s my point? Barack Obama is willfully and repeatedly lying by repeating his mantra. How can an agent of “hope and change” be so dishonest? I guess its easy if you really are just another politician trying to win an election. Change? No chance in hell. Hope? I hope our country can survive if he wins the election.