Friday, April 10, 2009

Barry In Charge: Candidate Obama Protested Funding Iraqi War, President Obama Asks For Extra Iraqi War Funding

What's new? The about-faces are almost mind-numbing, aren't they? Here's the latest: Barry now has learned that President Bush was right all along about many things, but this flip-flop about Iraq is sure to set his pink protester's purses afire.

"But he said he would have them out in 16 months, so he has to keep funding them until then", I hear the apologist brain-dead idiots whine. They're too busy hiding beneath their covers to realize that this is supplemental funding that he is asking Pelosi for, not regular operational funding. Regardless, can you still hear what reactions the Queen Of Botox gave president Bush when he asked congress to help the troops out with supplemental OR regular funding for the past 8 years?

Her shrill stupidity is still ringing in my ears. When the first request from President Bush for supplemental funding arrived to congress, then rep Pelosi had these bellicose words to say back:

[In 2003, only 6 months into the war, facing additional funding for infrastructure projects heretofore unseen]
"The American people look to us to ask the difficult questions, to ensure accountability, and not to rubber stamp a policy that has failed in terms of its planning and has therefore endangered the lives of our sons and daughters in uniform." (source)

"The Administration wants us to do a gold-plated, no-bid contract version of the story. They want the gold-plated version, and they have a tin ear to what the American people are saying. They all say: 'We honor our responsibilities. We honor our men and women in uniform. But please do not put our children into debt, our grandchildren into debt, without some idea of how this is going to be paid for and some idea of what the costs will be." (source)

[In 2007, when the Idiot Queen Of The Left was finally Speaker Of The House, President Bush sent congress another supplemental request for more funds to help with day-to-day needs, such as bullets and body armor, protection against IEDs, and Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles]
"The colossal cost of this war grows every day – in lives lost, dollars spent, and to our reputation around the world. The American people long ago rejected the President’s planned 10-year occupation of Iraq and want the Administration to provide a concrete plan to bring our troops home.

The choice is between a Democratic plan for responsible redeployment of our troops and the President’s plan to spend another trillion dollars for a 10-year war in Iraq. We must end this war
" (source)

In case you were living under a rock for the 2 years that candidate Barry paraded around the country telling anyone who would listen that he was very proud for not voting on giving permission to President Bush for the Iraq invasion (which the smug Ill state senator at the time the US congressional authorization was taken couldn't have, anyway, due to the fact that he wasn't even a US senator yet), here's a little refresher course:

"When you're spending over $50 to fill up your car because the price of oil is four times what it was before Iraq, you're paying a price for this war." (source)

"John McCain once opposed these tax cuts -- he rightly called them unfair and fiscally irresponsible, but now he has done an about-face and wants to make them permanent, just like he wants a permanent occupation in Iraq.'' (source)

"Iran is the biggest single beneficiary of the war in Iraq." (source)

"I will remove all our combat troops. We will have troops [in Iraq] to protect our embassies and our civilian forces and we will engage in counter terroism activities." (source)

"I have some news for John McCain, and that is that there was no such thing as Al Qaeda in Iraq until George Bush and John McCain decided to invade … They took their eye off the people who were responsible for 9/11, and that would be Al Qaeda in Afghanistan that is stronger now than at any time since 2001." (source)
-“[Osama] bin Laden himself met with a senior Iraqi intelligence officer in Khartoum in late 1994 or early 1995.” -- 9/11 Commission Report (source)

-"Bin Laden asked for assistance in weapons procurement and permission to establish terrorist training facilities in Iraq. The ensuing years saw additional efforts to establish connections."--9/11 Commission Report (source)

-"There are indications that [by 2001] the Iraqi regime tolerated and may even have helped Ansar al Islam [the al Qaeda-affiliated terror group with training camps in Iraqi Kurdistan prior to our invasion. ] against the common Kurdish enemy."
-- 9/11 Commission Report (source)

And now for the latest reversal from this brilliant Harvard grad who duped so many Code Pink'rs, pacifists, and cowards known as Leftist Liberals:

WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama asked the U.S. Congress for an additional $83.4 billion to fund the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan on Thursday, saying the security situation along the Afghan-Pakistan frontier was urgent.

"The Taliban is resurgent and al Qaeda threatens America from its safe haven along the Afghan-Pakistan border," Obama said in a letter to Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives, that was released by the White House.

Obama said 95 percent of the $83.4 billion in supplemental funds he was requesting would go to support U.S. military operations in Iraq and the U.S. effort to disrupt and defeat al Qaeda. (source)

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