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Ed Driscoll

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November 30th, 2013 - 9:48 am

“Oama ‘tossed away’ George W. Bush’s Iraq War victory.” Charles Krauthammer tells the Daily Caller:

The Iraq War “was won and we were in a position, if we had just negotiated a status of forces agreement, to have an ally in the region, to have a base, to train their air force — that would have changed the course of the future,” he told The Daily Caller. “Instead, a decision was made by the new administration to evacuate, leaving a vacuum where Iran has come in, where al-Qaida thrives and al-Qaida actually has extended itself into Syria. This was all unnecessary — and all the result of the liquidation of a war that was won.”

Glenn Reynolds adds, “Ideology required that the Iraq War be a failure, even if it needed a nunc pro tunc effort to make it so.”

Indeed.™ As with much about Mr. Obama’s socialist worldview, his administration is yet another bad rerun from the 1970s:
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And note that both Iraq and Vietnam were initially liberal-endorsed projects that had to later be discarded by their more punitive, more leftwing successors, lest a Republican get credit for victory.

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Just a friendly FYI, Mr. Driscoll, unless you want more democrat victories, like in 2006 and 2008, don't wrap Iraq, and "Islamic Nation Building"/"Islamic Hearts and Minds", and getting America, and American troops, into more of them, and staying even longer, around the Republican party's neck or you will do us in.
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Faced with an ineffective Iraqi government, continuing hatred between Sunnis and Shiites with no end in sight, fatigue and deteriorating morale among the over used and abused American troops who were placed in between waring infidel hating Muslims, who now wanted to try them in Islamic courts as the price for them staying past the Bush/Maliki Status of Forces agreement, resistance to continue the war on the part of the American people and a rebellion in Congress with a threat to cut off funding, a reluctant President Barack Hussein Obama finally agreed to bring American forces home.

The failure of the Iraqi war supporters to admit that President Bush's Iraqi nation building occupation policies had been ill advised and a profound failure would have a huge impact on their psyches and its impact would be manifest in their desire to involve the American nation and it's military in yet another war and nation building occupation that they felt could be won this time thus bringing them vindication.

Many Neocon internet web sites and Neocon radio talk shows would support the false idea that President Bush's Iraqi nation building occupation policies had been going very well and with just a little more time and just a little more surging and just a little more stay the course the Iraqi nation building occupation would have resulted in the building of a successful democratic, rule of law Iraqi nation that would be an ally in the war against terror and serve as a shining example for the rest of the Middle East.

They believed that President Bush's Iraqi nation building occupation policies had been visionary and brilliant and would have soon succeeded, except for being betrayed at home, the infamous 'Stab in the Back' theory. (Similar to the myth and betrayal theory [Dolchstosslegende] popular in Germany in the period after World War I which attributed Germany's defeat to a number of domestic betrayals instead of failed geostrategy.)

This 'Stab in the Back' theory would become hugely popular among many Neocon internet web sites and Neocon radio talk show hosts who found it impossible to accept the fact that President Bush's Iraqi nation building occupation policies had been an unmitigated disaster.

During the actual Iraqi nation building occupation fiasco, many Neocons, especially;y those of the Keyboard Ranger variety, became obsessed with this idea, especially laying blame on what they called "traitors", "White flag wavers", "defeatist cut and runners" and "surrender monkeys" in America for undermining the Iraqi nation building occupation effort. To the Neocons, and so many of their followers, the American congress men and women and their fellow Americans, the clear majority of whom did not support President Bush's Iraqi nation building occupation policies, would become known as the 'Defeatist Criminals.'
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Dolchstosslegende II.
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Liberalism has been losing wars for freedom and winning wars for tyranny for 60 years. This is understandable. Liberals believe that they have discovered the one true ideology (consequence free sex and government coerced equality). Furthermore, their ideology grants them permission to use force and fraud in establishing their beliefs as the new state sponsored religion.

They rightfully realize that those who still hang to the old beliefs (life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness) are their biggest enemies. This is why it is imperative that conservatism be destroyed, and if that means losing a few wars and leaving a few million people under tyranny, so be it.
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Muslims prefer tyranny, especially islamic tyranny, and no power on earth can change that.
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“Oama ‘tossed away’ George W. Bush’s Iraq War victory.”

Oama thinkin' ya meant 'Obama,' lad.
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