Obama has indicated that by his failure to acknowledge the success of the surge, that he would rather lose a war than lose a campaign.
And to prove McCain’s point:
“I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence” in Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, said in January 2007. “In fact, I think it will do the reverse.”
In Baghdad yesterday, after a day spent witnessing the reduction in violence in Iraq, Obama was asked by ABC News’ Terry Moran if he was wrong..
“Here is what I will say,” Obama said, “I think that, I did not anticipate, and I think that this is a fair characterization, the convergence of not only the surge but the Sunni awakening in which a whole host of Sunni tribal leaders decided that they had had enough with Al Qaeda, in the Shii’a community the militias standing down to some degrees. So what you had is a combination of political factors inside of Iraq that then came right at the same time as terrific work by our troops. Had those political factors not occurred, I think that my assessment would have been correct.”
Gotta love that shit.
Here’s a more concise translation of Obama’s statement:
He’d have been correct if the facts hadn’t shown him and the entire Democratic Party for the jackasses they are.
That’s why the world’s Islamic terrorists and assorted despots want a ‘change they can believe in’.