Friday, February 27, 2009

Obama's Iraq Speech: Never Used the Word VICTORY!

And he officially abandoned his campaign pledge to get combat troops out in 16 months!


President Obama went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to deliver his long awaited plan for withdrawal from Iraq. Text of the full address is here. Above is a Wordle of his speech. Speaking to U.S. Marines, many of whom fought in Iraq, he never used the word "VICTORY" and the only time he used the word "success" was when he said "The long-term success of the Iraqi nation will depend upon decisions made by Iraq’s leaders."

The closest Obama got to recognizing the extraordinary accomplishment of our military was when he said:
We sent our troops to Iraq to do away with Saddam Hussein’s regime – and you got the job done. We kept our troops in Iraq to help establish a sovereign government – and you got the job done. And we will leave the Iraqi people with a hard-earned opportunity to live a better life – that is your achievement; that is the prospect that you have made possible.

No thanks to President Bush for his leadership. Obama only mentions Bush when he needs a scapegoat for his own failures.

One wonders how the lefties who insisted Obama would get us out of Iraq in 16 months after taking office are feeling today?

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