Thursday, July 17, 2008

Obama: 'What national security? Just cut and run!'

Still wet-behind-the-ears Barack Obama produces more evidence that his feint to the center is just a political dodge to fool the voters. Obama's fellow leftists have been fuming at these transparent attempts at deception. Thank heavens he has the slavering support of the Drive-By Media to keep the wool over the publics' eyes.

“Commander-In-Chief Obama?”

"Foreign policy took center stage [Tuesday] as Barack Obama delivered a major speech in which he reiterated his promise to retreat from Iraq as quickly as possible in order to send reinforcements to Afghanistan. Since securing the Democrat nomination, Obama has tried to soften some of the rough edges of many of his radical positions, including Iraq. But after pivoting ever so slightly to the right by suggesting he might “refine” his position on Iraq after meeting with commanders on the ground and seeing the success of the surge himself, the leftwing blogosphere and his major donors at the anti-war group MoveOn.org exploded in fits of rage. As a result, Obama lurched back to the left yesterday and resorted to his old “cut and run” rhetoric.

Believe it or not, today’s Washington Post slammed Obama’s Iraq stance in a harsh editorial that exposed Obama’s na├»ve understanding of the war and the issues at stake. Here’s one excerpt: “The message that the Democrat sends is that he is ultimately indifferent to the war’s outcome -- that Iraq ‘distracts us from every threat we face’ and thus must be speedily evacuated regardless of the consequences. That’s an irrational and ahistorical way to view a country at the strategic center of the Middle East, with some of the world’s largest oil reserves. Whether or not the war was a mistake, Iraq’s future is a vital U.S. security interest.”

Senator McCain was quick to pounce on Obama’s defeatism, telling an audience in Albuquerque:

“Sen. Obama will tell you we can’t win in Afghanistan without losing in Iraq. In fact, he has it exactly backwards. It is precisely the success of the surge in Iraq that shows us the way to succeed in Afghanistan. I know how to win wars. I know how to win wars. And if I’m elected president, I will turn around the war in Afghanistan, just as we have turned around the war in Iraq, with a comprehensive strategy for victory. I know how to do that.” What a contrast! All Senator Obama can do, because he is so captive to the radical “blame America first” Left, is promise our defeat in Iraq. Senator McCain is promising to secure America’s victory. As I wrote recently, the most important thing we expect of any president is to keep this country safe. And when it comes to selecting a new commander-in-chief, a recent ABC poll found that 72% Americans felt that John McCain would make a good commander-in-chief. I hope they remember that when they step into the voting booth on November 4th."

Gary Bauer

Campaign for Working Families