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Abdication has a price
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 6/19/2014 11:31:58 PM

Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaeda in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaeda in Iraq remaining when Barack Obama took office. Which makes Bush responsible for the terrible costs incurred to defeat the 2003-09 jihadist war engendered by his invasion. We can debate forever whether those costs were worth it, but what is not debatable is Obama’s responsibility for the return of the Islamist insurgency that had been routed by the time he became president. By 2009, al-Qaeda in Iraq had not just been decimated

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gringolite, 6/19/2014 11:46:52 PM     (No. 9892973)

Hey,Chuck,didn´t see this coming when you voted for 0´bama did you???

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lawdoc, 6/20/2014 12:24:39 AM     (No. 9892998)

As the title says, we (Obama) abdicated. That means we lost and left. Nothing to be gained by a half a$$ed effort now that we all know will fail. It´s gone. Give it up without any further investment of blood and treasure.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 6/20/2014 6:41:11 AM     (No. 9893122)

Looks like Chuckles Krauthammer finally got on board and the last few nights it seems Bill O´Reilly has finally seen what Obama really is. Like I would pay attention to what either one of them says now.

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