How much longer will America put up with this man’s lies? In 2011, President Obama went to all media telling everybody and anybody that would listen about an
arrangement he had facilitated to completely
withdraw troops from Iraq.
|Former Congressman Joe Wilson had it right when|
he called Obama a liar!
These are Obama’s words nobody else’s “As a candidate for president, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end…. After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011. … So, today, I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over.
Via the Washington Post:
Q: Just very quickly, do you wish you had left a residual force in Iraq? Any regrets about that decision in 2011?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, keep in mind that wasn’t a decision made by me. That was a decision made by the Iraqi government. We offered a modest residual force to help continue to train and advise Iraqi security forces. We had a core requirement, which we were require in any situation where we have U.S. troops overseas, and that is — is that they are provided immunity at the — since they are being invited by the sovereign government there, so that if, for example, they end up acting in self-defense if they are attacked and find themselves in a tough situation, that they’re not somehow hauled before a foreign court. That’s a core requirement that we have for U.S. troop presence anywhere. The Iraqi government and Prime Minister Maliki declined to provide us that immunity.
For those still enamored by Obama and can’t grasp what was written above, here is the Obama Iraq Policy For Dummies version
(2011): “I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011.”
(2014): “Any regrets about that decision in 2011?” a reporter asked. “Well, keep in mind that wasn’t a decision made by me,” Obama said.