Obama: No Military Solution in Iraq
Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday the recent increase in American troops in Iraq may well have helped tamp down violence, but he insisted there is no military solution to the country's problems and U.S. forces should be redeployed soon.
Obama spoke a day after his main Democratic presidential rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, made similar comments. She said the tactics of the short-term troop increase were working but political progress did not seem to be in sight and the U.S. should begin bringing some troops home.
Obama said in a telephone briefing, "If we put 30,000 additional troops into Baghdad, it will quell some of the violence short term. I don't think there is any doubt about that."
But that won't solve Iraq's critical political problems, he said in the call and again later in a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. "All of our top military commanders recognize that there is no military solution in Iraq," Obama said at the VFW convention in Kansas City.
This is just one more Democrat banking on the failure of the United States. Note how often they play the "damned if you do/damned if you don't" game. When we use a military solution, they say only politics will work. When we use a political solution, they'd say only the military will work. When they say Bush hasn't been to Iraq, they say he's 'estranged' or neglecting the war. When he goes there, they say he's grandstanding and it's just a 'plastic turkey photo op'.
When Bush listens to his generals he's 'making his underlings run the war'. When he makes decisions for himself, he's 'not listening to the 'boots on the ground'. When the President wears a flight suit while co-piloting a 'tailhook' landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln, the Dems jeer he's 'codpiece Bush'. If he'd worn a business suit instead--or worse, levis and cowboy boots--they'd have accused him of being a neophyte or even a fake pilot. And Fred Thompson can't even wear loafers in Iowa without being accused of being over-dressed--while Cheney is derided for not wearing an upscale-enough coat in Germany!
Whichever side of the news the Republicans fall on, the MSM--and Democrats everywhere--will paint it as a negative. They pretend that, in order to gain favor, the Republicans only need to 'do things our way' (though they're usually careful not be too specific about what that is, though).
Instead, they are really just playing a game of 'Whatever the GOP Does Is Wrong--We'll Show You'. Everytime you hear a Democrat criticize the Republicans again, ask yourself if the opposite actions would have fared any better in Democrat eyes. THEN you'll have your answer as to what the news was REALLY trying to convey. With them, it's all about power and politics.