Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Just to prove my point.....Vol. 2

On Jan. 21, 2009 — his first full day in office — President Obama met privately with the military commanders in charge of Iraq.
The White House announced that morning that attendees were to expected to include the following: Vice President Joe Biden; a representative from the State Department; Defense Secretary Robert Gates; White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel; national security adviser Gen. James Jones; chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen; Gen. David Petraeus, commander in chief, U.S. Central Command; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker; and Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of the Multi-National Force in Iraq. Odierno was expected to join via video conference.
After the meeting, Obama issued a statement, included below in its entirety:
"This afternoon, I met with our ambassador to Iraq, the commander in Iraq, and the overall theater commander in the region in order to get a full update on the situation in Iraq. Key members of my Cabinet and senior national security officials also participated in this meeting.

"The meeting was productive and I very much appreciated receiving assessments from these experienced and dedicated individuals. During the discussion, I asked the military leadership to engage in additional planning necessary to execute a responsible military drawdown from Iraq.

Does it count if he upholds someone else's promise?


  1. Mud- I published one of his campaign promises that he kept, for you. When I run for President, one of my promises will be, too make sure the Sun always rises in the East

  2. Careful with that, Johnny. That may not be quite vague enough. Don't want to eliminate any wiggle room.

  3. Johnny,
    "Does it count if he upholds someone else's promise?"

    GWB had already made arrangements with the Iraqis that we would be leaving by the end of 2011. That was already a done deal.

    He doesn't get credit for that.

    I will give him the credit for authorizing the whacking of bin Laden even though that was a standing order. His peacock strutting afterwards was shameless.

  4. Before asking for comments on this subject, maybe you should run a piece explaining (in simple terms) how the United States' Government works. Seems some commenters here missed that information in high school. Oops, maybe it's because they didn't "graduate" from high school. I know with the all volunteer military, the enlistment requirements were lowered drastically. And with a GED, a course in social studies is not required.

  5. Jeff,
    Your are projecting your inner liberal elitism again, and you most certainly don't want to begin comparing sheepskins with the visitors here because you will embarrass yourself again.

    It is painfully obvious that you are the one in need of some schooling. I read your tripe on other posts and you clearly do not possess the knowledge which you claim.

    Go away troll. You are bothering the adults.

  6. Who you talkin' to hardnox? If you're claim to be such an expert on civics, how come you never correct any of your fellow posse members when they get it wrong? You fellows go round and round, but never really answer anything directed at you. Why is that?

    Here's somewhere to start for you: Explain to TGP how a "Democrat Controlled" U.S. Senate works. Think you're up to it professor?

    By the way, name calling is not a very adult thing to do.

  7. NW Ohio,

    Quit skipping your meds. We have no idea what your point is - you are talking complete gibberish.

    Are you disputing that the Senate is controlled by Democrats? What exactly is your point? Or do you have one.

  8. Apparently he thinks that since the Dims no longer have a super majority, they no longer control the Senate. But hell, he thought Obama has been fighting the Congress since his inauguration. Medication is necessary.

  9. Jeff,
    Pardon the shit out of me...neither is writing incoherant comments for which you expect an answer.

    Btw, this isn't your blog. It's Johnny's and you don't get to insult the host.