Barack Obama told ABC News that, knowing what we know now--that the surge in Iraq has been a success, that it has drastically reduced violence and given Iraq a shot at a bright future--he would still oppose it:
This was, I think, a moment of candor. To explain his seemingly-shocking response, Obama immediately referred to political considerations. Opposing the Bush administration's policy on Iraq, even if that opposition turned out to be wrong, was a necessary ingredient in Obama's securing the Democratic Presidential nomination.
- OBAMA MIGHT HAVE OPPOSED THE WAR FROM THE START AND STILL SUPPORTED THE SURGE (AS OUR LAST BEST SHOT AT "MAKING THINGS RIGHT"), BUT HE DID NOT.
- HE FAVORED RETREAT AND DEFEAT NOW AS HE DID THEN - AND, LIKE THE NYTIMES, SAID EXPLICITLY AT THE TIME THAT EVEN PREVENTING GENOCIDE WAS NOT A GOOD ENOUGH REASON TO STAY AND FIGHT.
- NOW, BY ADMITTING DOMESTIC POLITICS DROVE THE DECISION, HE HAS FURTHER PROVEN WHY HE IS UNFIT FOR COMMAND.
- HE IS NOT ONLY UNFIT TO LEAD THIS NATION BUT UNFIT TO LEAD THE FREE WORLD.