Does Barry Know How Many Troops Have Been Killed In Iraq?

Update:I was just about to pull this, since I misread it slightly, as Barry stated that we have lost over 1,000 lives since the start of The Surge, not since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Actually, according to the records, 640 troops have died since the official start of The Surge in June 2007. Too quibbley?

When I first heard the audio of Barry’s speech on Rush Limbaugh’s show while driving from a staff meeting, I was floored. I wasn’t sure I heard it correctly. And, being so busy today, I had no chance to check till now.

Barry’s speech was a litany of consistent “we suck, we aren’t winning in Iraq, The Surge hasn’t worked, let’s vamoose. He also had a little blurb about it being our fault for fighting back that Islamic extremists want to kill the Infidel (“In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, I warned that war would fan the flames of extremism in the Middle East, create new centers of terrorism, and tie us down in a costly and open-ended occupation.”) You can listen and watch some of it, but, check out at 1:10

What he said

But understand what the essential argument was about. Before the surge, I argued that the long-term solution in Iraq is political – the Iraqi government must reconcile its differences and take responsibility for its future. That holds true today. We have lost over a thousand American lives and spent hundreds of billions of dollars since the surge began, but Iraq’s leaders still haven’t made hard compromises or substantial investments in rebuilding their country. Our military is badly overstretched – a fact that has surely been noted in capitals around the world. And while we pay a heavy price in Iraq – and Americans pay record prices at the pump – Iraq’s government is sitting on a $79 billion dollar budget surplus from windfall oil profits.

Glad Mr. 57 States has a solid grasp on the number of American soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq.

I’m tempted to pick apart the rest of the speech, including his idiotic windfall profits for the Iraqi’s stupidity, but, after that gaffe of epic proportions on the troops, just one more. Paragraph 12

This is a war that we have to win. And as Commander-in-Chief, I will have no greater priority than taking out these terrorists who threaten America, and finishing the job against the Taliban.

Barry does realize that the Taliban was not the group who attacked us, right? And that the Taliban is much less a threat to America then Saddam Hussein was, right? And that Al Qaeda is a separate group, right? And, while they gave shelter to Al Qaeda, they really had nothing to do with implementing 9/11, right? And that Al Qaeda is a worldwide group, right? Maybe Barry could pick someone who has more actual foreign policy and anti-terrorism experience and knowledge then himself. Someone like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears.

PS: Barry also had a little hissy fit

“I will let no one question my love of this country. I love America, so do you, and so does John McCain. When I look out at this audience, I see people of different political views. You are Democrats and Republicans and independents. But you all served together, and fought together, and bled together under the same proud flag. You did not serve a red America or a blue America -– you served the United States of America.”

Guess Free Speech is out under an Obamafuhrer reign.

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2 Responses to “Does Barry Know How Many Troops Have Been Killed In Iraq?”

  1. Indigo Red says:

    No, that’s not too quibbley. He plainly said, “… over 1000…” and 640 is less than 1000.

    I would like to clarify a mischaracterization of the number of states Obama believes there are. He said he had ‘visited 57 states with, I think, one left to go – Alaska and Hawaii.’

    First, by Obama’s count, that would be a 58 total. Apparently “Alaska and Hawaii” is one state. But, we know that’s not true – they are separate states making the total of US states 59.

    And Barry O wants to be President of all of them.

  2. Scrapiron says:

    (”In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, I warned that war would fan the flames of extremism in the Middle East, create new centers of terrorism, and tie us down in a costly and open-ended occupation.”)

    Just when and where was he when he gave ‘his warning? Just like his ‘vote against the war’, he was no where near D.C. and didn’t hold a position that ‘voted’ on the war and he’s lying through his teeth about the warning. Why does anyone trust this ‘natural born liar’?

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