Sunday, February 01, 2009

Obama Congratulates Own Kind - Neglects Military

The White House needs Bill Curtis to help them find the Internet. Yesterday Iraq successfully held provincial elections and while congratulating the government of Iraq President Obama congratulated the UN for their technical assistance, saying that the Iraqi government, NGOs and the UN "performed professionally under difficult circumstances." In that statement Obama neglected to mention the fact that without the United States military Iraq would not only have not held elections yesterday but that nation's leaders would still be employing rape rooms for fun and profit. Nor did Obama mention the fact that when things got tough in Iraq, the UN largely left the country.

On congratulating the feckless United Nations I guess that Obama was relying on the fact that Iraqi election law established a commission to guide future elections, unfortunately for Obama and the hapless people in the White House the committee has yet to be formed. President Obama is just another typical Democratic politician, in this case Obama went out and trumpeted a success that he had absolutely nothing to do with, a success that he in fact fought against and while doing so he congratulated a similar moral and strategic zero that had also fought against the establishment of an elected government in Iraq. All the while Obama has ignored the people who fought and died in order to rid Iraq of the predatory animals who stood against democratic elections. Yesterday was Obama's eleventh day in office.

Speaking of those brave Americans, here is a blog post from a (former?) member of the US Army who was on the ground guarding ballots during the 2005 Iraqi elections, in a comment on this Gateway Pundit post at 7:52 this morning kudzu630 wrote: "I was in Iraq in 2005, helped secure an election facility (see my blog) and saw how hard they the Iraqis worked to get it right. There was no UN. The UN cut and ran years ago and only had one or two workers I ran into in Baghdad. My CINC has now completely diminished the role the military has played in establishing a peaceful and democratically based Iraq."

If the Commander-in-Chief can't say it I will, thank you to all US service personnel and thank you kudzu630 and please pass that on to your colleagues at Fort Benning. There are Chicagoans who understand and appreciate your sacrifices.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for your comments on my blog and the link here. I am still in service, just fed up with being nice about everything. I hope others get to see that my brothers work did not go unnoticed but I'm afraid that it will with this new/old lamestream media and the leftist ideology will block most of the good coming out of the Iraqi theater.

4:32 PM  
Blogger John Graham said...

kudzu630, You said " this case Obama went out and trumpeted a success that he had absolutely nothing to do with..."

It is important for any president to acknowledge successes. Even in projects (Iraq) that he would not have entered into himself.

I really doubt that Condoleeza Rice and George Bush agree with you.

5:39 PM  
Blogger El Rider said...

John Graham,
John I don't think that you are catching on to this "blog" thing very well. EL Rider is the writer here, kudzu630 has is own blog. So the comments that you have attributed to kudzu630 were actually made by me, EL Rider. You also haven't caught on that the complaints are based on the fact that President Obama, the CINC neglected to even mention the role of US forces in freeing Iraq and allowing them to hold a serious election. Thanks for stopping by.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for playing John but I didn't say that. However, it is important for a President to acknowledge accomplishments but its also important to attribute the success where it lies. Just as it is for him to lay blame...

He failed to point to the men and women who he has personally attacked over the last few years for the success of the current Iraqi political structure. I can't count how many gallons of sweat I lost talking to Iraqis about how bad we wanted to leave and the only way that was going to happen was if they had safe, secure, and transparent elections.

6:16 PM  

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