Obama & Mother Jones: Rapping Knuckles Over Iraq

Lost track of who's on first in Iraq? Not sure it really qualifies as a civil war? Unclear why we should care? Know what U.S. tax payers are getting for$2 billion/week? Not sure, but want money back?

Well, Mother Jones is teaching one heck of a lesson here: Iraq 101.
Barack Obama today became the teacher's pet with this one-two punch about Iraq. A free sample:

Speaking at a massive outdoor rally in Austin, Texas, Obama said British Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision this week to withdraw 1,600 troops is a recognition that Iraq's problems can't be solved militarily.
"Now if Tony Blair can understand that, then why can't George Bush and Dick Cheney understand that?" Obama asked thousands of supporters who gathered in the rain to hear him.
"In fact, Dick Cheney said this is all part of the plan (and) it was a good
thing that Tony Blair was withdrawing, even as the administration is preparing
to put 20,000 more of our young men and women in.
"Now, keep in mind, this is the same guy that said we'd be greeted as liberators, the same guy that said that we're in the last throes. I'm sure he forecast sun today," Obama said to laughter from supporters holding campaign signs over their heads to keep dry.
"When Dick Cheney says it's a good thing, you know that you've probably got some
big problems."

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4838butterfly said...

So far, Obama seems to have the perfect answer for any criticism that comes his way. You can tell his people don't take too long to come up with a weak response.

This is part of what lost John Kerry the election, not being able to respond to b.s. quick enough in plain English.

kweenkong said...

Agree, 4838butterfly! I wasn't big on John Kerry, mostly because he couldn't speak in plain sentences. I rarely understood his long, circular answers.

But Obama gets to the point -- and he shuts down noise pretty quickly. How refreshing!

Anonymous said...

Barack Obama may need to calm down a little. He isn't always going to be so lucky.

Bush and his people will get dirt out on him if he keeps saying about Cheyney like that.


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