Will Obama Support Our Troops Success?

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Senator Obama has repeatedly denied the success of the surge, credited anything but the surge for reductions in violence in Iraq, and attempted to doom it to failure before it was even fully implemented. Senator Obama in his own words:  

“The surge is not working,” Obama’s old Iraq plan stated (on website). Daily News, 7/14/08  "We don't need more spin about how the surge is succeeding in doing what it was supposed to do which is to get the Iraqi's to stand up and take responsibility for their own future, so we can start sending ourtroops home." Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At a Town Hall, Rapid City, SD, 5/31/08  

"I welcome the genuine reductions of violence that have taken place, although I would point out that much of that violence has been reduced because there was an agreement with tribes in Anbar province — Sunni tribes — who started to see, after the Democrats were elected in 2006, you know what, the Americans may be leaving soon, and we are going to be left very vulnerable to the Shi'as. We should start negotiating now. That's how you change behavior." Democratic Debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H, 1/5/08  

“So, I think it is fair to say that the president has simply tried to gain another six months to continue on the same course that he's been on for several years now. It is a course that will not succeed.” Huffington Post Mash-Up: 2007 Democratic on-line debate 9/13/07  

"I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse." MSNBC's "Response to the President's Speech On Iraq," 1/10/07  

"The Problem — The Surge: The goal of the surge was to create space for Iraq's political leaders to reach an agreement to end Iraq's civil war. At great cost, our troops have helped reduce violence in some areas of Iraq, but even those reductions do not get us below the unsustainable levels of violence of mid-2006. Moreover, Iraq's political leaders have made no progress in resolving the political differences at the heart of their civil war." Obama For America Website, Accessed 7/3/08


Senate Resolution 636

 Resolved, That the Senate–    

1.  Commends and expresses its gratitude to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for the service, sacrifices, and heroism that made the success of the troop surge in Iraq possible;  

2.  Commends and expresses its gratitude to General David H. Petraeus, General Raymond Odierno, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker for the distinguished wartime leadership that made the success of the troop surge in Iraq possible;  

3.  Recognizes the success of the troop surge in Iraq and its strategic significance in advancing the vital national interests of the United States in Iraq, the Middle East, and the world, in particular as a strategic victory in a central front of the war on terrorism; and  

4.  Recognizes that the hard-won gains achieved as a result of the troop surge in Iraq are significant but not yet permanent and that it is imperative that no action be taken that jeopardizes those gains or dishonors the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who made those gains possible.

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  • he will commend “the troops” in general, but can never commend any success as they’ve already lost this war.

    Didn’t ya get the memo?

    Reality….a President Obama will not remove one trooper before it’s time for that trooper to leave….despite anything he says to the contrary to grab the anti-war vote.

  • Festus Garvey
  • geo999

    …because he doesn’t understand it.

    For all his alleged erudition, Obama is exceedingly ignorant of world history and basic human nature.

    He enjoys the support of a majority of blacks, many of whom descend from a slave society emancipated fully a century and a half ago  – yet who still struggle with the vestiges of their past history of bondage and oppression.

    Yet Obama (and his naive fellow travelers) expect the Iraqis, who have only recently been released from generations of torture, subjugation and fear, to immediately and deftly reform themselves into an organized society based on mutual respect and rule of law.

    And if they can’t perform to his pathetically underdeveloped (and politically motivated) expectations, he will break trust with them, leaving them to be devoured by those who eagerly await his election.

  • CapeCodRepublican

    So where is Kerry on this. The bill has 15 co sponsors and no Kerry. He says he supports the troops, Yea right, but he has really dropped the ball on this one. I’m a retired veteran with 32 years of service and a veteran of two wars. I personally know what the sacrifices are, and what it takes, to be in a war. These young and brave men and woman deserve the recognition and support in this resolution. They have done a great job and deserve the recognition. So I ask again, Where is John , I’m a hero, Kerry? Why didn’t he sign on as a co sponsor? There were many from this state who were involved in the Surge, one being my neighbor’s son who spent 15 months in a hell zone in Diyala  kicking Al-Qaeda’s butt, and who has returned home safely. I will go one further, Where are the Democrats, who say we supports the troops, on this. Why aren’t they speaking up on this? No Guts I guess.