Obama: “Me?” “Go to Iraq to see the progress myself?” “No way”.

When challenged, “Mr. Hopey Changitude” won’t put on his big boy Underoos and deal with it.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Republican John McCain on Monday sharply criticized Democratic rival Barack Obama for not having been to Iraq since 2006, and said they should visit the war zone together.
“Look at what happened in the last two years since Senator Obama visited and declared the war lost,” the GOP presidential nominee-in-waiting told The Associated Press in an interview, noting that the Illinois senator’s last trip to Iraq came before the military buildup that is credited with curbing violence.

“He really has no experience or knowledge or judgment about the issue of Iraq and he has wanted to surrender for a long time,” the Arizona senator added. “If there was any other issue before the American people, and you hadn’t had anything to do with it in a couple of years, I think the American people would judge that very harshly.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080527/ap_on_el_pr/mccain;_ylt=Agb.99g94xvmUuQ8I_caJDys0NUE

How did Obama react?

Via his spokesperson, Bill Burton:

“John McCain’s proposal is nothing more than a political stunt, and we don’t need any more ‘Mission Accomplished’ banners or walks through Baghdad markets to know that Iraq’s leaders have not made the political progress that was the stated purpose of the surge. The American people don’t want any more false promises of progress, they deserve a real debate about a war that has overstretched our military, and cost us thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars without making us safer.”

Link: http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/05/obama_camp_says_no_to_baghdad.php

Ah yes, the standard leftwingnut “fighting back against the enemy on their own turf doesn’t make us safer, it costs too much…blah…blah…blah”. Along with the disingenuous crap about concern for the sacrifice of American troops in a war that’s deemed “not worth it” by the pusillanimous effetes.

Nancy (Blinky) Pelosi has the same take, only she credits the Iranians for the success:

In an interview yesterday with the San Francisco Chronicle, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed the U.S. troop surge failed to accomplish its goal. She then partially credited the success of the troop surge to “the goodwill of the Iranians,” claiming that they were responsible for ending violence in the southern city of Basra.

Asked if she saw any evidence of the surge’s positive impact on her May 17 trip to Iraq she responded:

“Well, the purpose of the surge was to provide a secure space, a time for the political change to occur to accomplish the reconciliation. That didn’t happen. Whatever the military success, and progress that may have been made, the surge didn’t accomplish its goal. And some of the success of the surge is that the goodwill of the Iranians-they decided in Basra when the fighting would end, they negotiated that cessation of hostilities-the Iranians.”
Link: http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/greenwald/8571

This braindead moonbat totally ignores the fact that Iraqi and American forces handed Al Sadr’s ass to him on a platter, instead choosing to praise one of the instigators who failed at the attempt to abet the Mahdis.

But don’t dare question their patriotism.

Of course they don’t want to admit the progress and decisive victory over the Islamosfacists in Iraq or Afghanistan. They get all the information they need from Olbermann’s rants on MSNBC.
Due to the success in Iraq and Afghanistan, the defeatist tactic got flushed so they’ve shifted gears to “let’s get the hell out before we have to admit we’ve won”.

Aside from that, the idea of trying to sell that shit to the face of an American Soldier, the average Iraqi or Afghan, or a member of their respective governments, isn’t as fun as kissing up to the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. And it’s no where near as amusing as sticking up for Muqtada al Sadr, even when he got his ass kicked…..more than once.

This is what the Democrats have to offer for presidential candidate: a self-absorbed, vacuous, magna-cum-numbnuts, who believes his own MSM press. He lacks the cognitive skills to understand cause and effect, he thinks playing diplomatic patty-cake with the world’s malefactors is a substitute for defense and necessary retaliation, and he’s intellectually as deep as a mud puddle.

McCain should win by a landslide.

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