Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Obama's Breathtaking Dishonesty on Iraq

Be sure to check out John Hinderaker's essay at Powerline, "Obama's Dishonest Op-Ed."

Here's a nugget:
Obama bet the farm on his prediction that General Petraeus and the American military would fail. He was as spectacularly wrong as John McCain was spectacularly right. But his op-ed somehow twists this history into vindication on the theory that Afghanistan has deteriorated, the Iraq war has been expensive, and Iraq's political leaders "have not reached the political accommodation that was the stated purpose of the surge."
And from the conclusion:
It is possible that at some point in American history there may have been a major politician as dishonest as Barack Obama, but I can't offhand think of such a miscreant.
For reference, see Obama's "dishonest" essay, "My Plan for Iraq."