Editor’s Note: That is no slip of the tongue. To ever think Iraq will be stable or sovereign is wishful thinking.
Remember when Barack Obama was going to wind-down the War in Iraq in a responsible fashion? Well, that was the promise, at least…
Conservatives have been one step ahead at every turn of Obama’s disastrous presidency. We warned that Obamacare is not sustainable, that people would lose their healthcare plans. We warned that borrowing trillions of dollars would lead to economic disaster. We warned that continually bowing to Democrats’ demands to raise the debt ceiling would only embolden them further.
And yes, we warned that announcing a departure from Iraq and Afghanistan without leaving behind an able-bodied, stable regime would undo the progress we made in the region over the course of the previous decade.
I hate to say “I told you so,” but here we are…
In a 2007 Associated Press piece, Obama claimed that genocide is not a good enough reason to engage in Iraq. The piece reads:
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there.