We know something about Barack Obama; he can hold two totally contradictory things in this mind at the same time and claim allegiance to both of them. You know we saw it when the D.C. gun ban was over turned and he said he was all for it when ah...but before he had been against ah…before he’d been in favor of the band and when most of it was turned over he said he was in favor of that too. --Fred BarnesTonight president Barry Hussein Soetoro will attempt to claim credit for keeping his crystal clear un-bifurcated and unchanged campaign promise to end the Iraq war on March 31, 2008, his promise to end it in 2009 and his promise to end the war in 16 months after January 20, 2009, which would be May 2010. The president promised while campaigning that all troops would be out of Iraq by 2009. So if he never changed his promise how then is he now claiming he promised to withdraw just some of the troops by August 31, 2010 and reassign the remaining troops as support and training units for Iraqi security forces? Yet, he will say or intimate tonight that he has in fact kept his campaign promise to end the Iraq war.
In order for Mr. Soetoro to succeed in his verbal doublethink or “doublespeak”, tonight Americans will have to either suspend disbelief, be incredibly forgetful or be as stupid as he believes Americans are.
In Mr. Soetoro’s Orwellian world, contradiction is truth, like not really ending a war is ending a war.
Doublespeak is saying what you doublethink—Alaphiah
Following is the record of Soetoro unchanged and crystal clear promises. Promises so clear that the Soetoro media was having problems of their own suspending disbelief. First Soetoro says he authored a bill as a Senator that would have all troops out of Iraq by March 31, 2008. (see 50 sec video)
Then Soetoro promises again to withdraw all troops by March 31, 2008. Then he promises that as president he would have all troops out of Iraq by 2009 and redeploy to Afghanistan a war Soetoro said that we can win. (see 6:10 min video)
President Soetoro doubles down on ending the war in 2009 (see 3:26min video)
Mr. Soetoro stance is so ever changing that reporters from the middle east even question whether the president broke his campaign promise about ending the war (see 5:19min video)
Even with all of the confusion that president Soetoro has intentionally created about ending the war in Iraq the news media is insistent on aiding with the narrative that Mr. Soetoro has kept his campaign promise to end the war. However, which promise, the one to end the war in 2008, 2009 or 2010? In addition, he made multiple promises regarding bring the troops home first he promised to bring all of the troops home and then he promised just to bring some of the troops home. (see articles here and here)
While you watch the president’s congratulatory self-pat on the back tonight, Barry Hussein Soetoro will be pretending that he is fulfilling a campaign promise to end the war in Iraq. While at the same time he will be telling you that he has began a phased withdrawal of our troops leaving 50,000 in Iraq in reclassified roles as support and trainers for Iraq’s own security forces. These two contradictory things can only be true at the same time in an Orwellian world.
The president cannot brag that he is keeping his campaign promise to end the war while breaking his campaign promise to end the war by continuing the war and leaving troops in Iraq when he distinctly said he would end the war and bring all of our troops home.
Yet, that is what he will do tonight because obviously either he believes that we are a nation of idiots or he doesn’t know about YouTube.
I’m quite sure he knows about YouTube!