Thursday, December 15, 2011

Responsible end to the war in Iraq? Or, an Irresponsible end?

President Obama claims that he has brought the war in Iraq to a responsible end. However, nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, it was President Bush who ended the war responsibly, in spite of then-Presidential candidate Obama who opposed the 2007 troop surge and, in the very same year, voted not to fund the troops, and who sought to end the war both prematurely and irresponsibly while Iraq was still engulfed in complete chaos.

Thankfully, Obama's politically calculated and constant tirades did not deter Mr. Bush from pursuing the task at hand. Mr. Bush showed true fortitude in forging ahead with the mission while ignoring the perilous and irresponsible rhetoric that spewed forth from Obama's mouth.

No doubt, the rants and ravings of the Left emboldened the enemy and harmed the morale of our troops, and yet, the Bush administration and the U.S. military overcame all these obstacles and brought the war to a responsible end. [And, Mr. Bush would have likely ended the war in an even more beneficial manner, were it not for the pressure emanating from the Left.]

Yes, indeed, our troops are coming home, thanks to President Bush. However, there will be no residual force remaining in Iraq, thanks to Mr. Obama, who ruled out that prospect long ago. And that means the Iranians will be waiting by the doorstep, while Obama prepares them another tantalizing dish of carrots.......