Obama Takes Credit For Bush’s Iraq Withdrawal Timeline


The one time Obama should be referencing George Bush, and, nary a mention

President Barack Obama told disabled veterans in Atlanta on Monday that he was fulfilling a campaign promise by ending U.S. combat operations in Iraq “on schedule,” by Aug. 31.

But the timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops in Iraq was decided during the Bush administration with the signing of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) by U.S. and Iraq officials on Nov. 16, 2008. The Iraqi parliament signed SOFA on Nov. 27, 2008.

The agreement, which had been in negotiations since 2007, set a timetable calling for most U.S. troops to leave Iraqi towns and cities by June 30, 2009, with about 50,000 troops left in place until the final withdrawal of all U.S. military forces by Dec. 31, 2011.

Details, schmetails, Obama has a narrative about Himself to tell

At the convention for disabled vets on Monday, many of whom served in Iraq, President Obama took credit for ending the war.

“As a candidate for president, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end,” Obama said. “Shortly after taking office, I announced our new strategy for Iraq and for a transition to full Iraqi responsibility.

“And I made it clear that by August 31st, 2010, America’s combat mission in Iraq would end,” Obama said. “And that is exactly what we are doing — as promised and on schedule.”

Obama’s campaign Web site, Organizing for America, said that if he was elected, the war would end in May 2010.

The duplicity of this guy is, sad to say, completely believable. He takes credit for what others accomplished, and blames others for his own mistakes. He came to the forefront of the Democrat party by giving an anti-Iraq war speech, he’s whined about it ever since, he’s voted to defund the war, he was against the Surge, and now he wants to take credit for the framework that Bush put in place.

BTW, during the speech, he received mostly polite applause. It was only when he actually mentioned defeating Al Qaeda that he received real applause.

More: Must read story at This ain’t Hell… about far left VoteVets giving Obama all the credit.

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