That is clearly propoganda midwinter. Bush and his mini-me clone, McCain want a million year war with continual and unending bloodshed. They were seen handing out guns to children last week and marching them onto school buses where they were shipped immediatly to Iraq.
There is only one person who can alter that future, much like he alters his own website to erase his own positions and prior judgments, Barack Obama.
Yet Mr. Obama now wants to ignore that judgment, and earlier this week his campaign erased from its Web site all traces of his surge opposition. Lest media amnesia set in, here is what the Obama site previously said:
"The problem the Surge: The goal of the surge was to create space for Iraq's political leaders to reach an agreement to end Iraq's civil war. At great cost, our troops have helped reduce violence in some areas of Iraq, but even those reductions do not get us below the unsustainable levels of violence of mid-2006. Moreover, Iraq's political leaders have made no progress in resolving the political differences at the heart of their civil war."
Mr. Obama's site now puts a considerably brighter gloss on the surge. Yet the candidate himself shows no signs of rethinking. In a foreign-policy address Tuesday, the Senator described the surge, in effect, as a waste of $200 billion, an intolerable strain on military resources and a distraction from what he sees as a more important battle in Afghanistan.
Barack Obama, he will bring our troops home, to Afghanistan.
I want all of you to answer something for me, especially since you love tossing around that wonderful neo-con label.
How is unilaterally going into Afghanistan with more troops instead of bringing home the troops suddenly redefined as ending the war or bringing about peace? How is blowing up things in Afghanistan NOT fighting them over there so we do not have to fight them over here? How is going into Afghanistan looking for Osama Bin Laden seven to eight years after the fact not dealing more with revenge than the problem or making us safer within our own borders? Finally how is going into Afghanistan without persmission still not part of the "you broke it you bought it, so now rebuild it" very expensive nonsense that was claimed with regard to Bush?
I ask this because it seems a lot of you have moved your own goal posts on this matter due to HOPE and CHANGE being waved in front of your eyes.