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Quote of the Day – Iraq irony edition

It begins with a quote from President Obama’s West Point commencement speech:

Mr. Obama all but declared victory in Iraq, crediting the military but not Mr. Bush, who sent more troops in 2007. “A lesser Army might have seen its spirit broken,” Mr. Obama said. “But the American military is more resilient than that. Our troops adapted, they persisted, they partnered with coalition and Iraqi counterparts, and through their competence and creativity and courage, we are poised to end our combat mission in Iraq this summer.”

It ends with our quote of the day from one of my favorite milbloggers, Greyhawk of the Mudville Gazette:

Speaking for myself only, you’re welcome. Ignoring who – besides the troops – does or doesn’t get the credit, it absolutely was a bitch to fight an enemy overseas while a lot of sh*tbags in our own Congress kept saying they had won.

And, of course, one of the “s-bags” in question was the speaker at the West Point commencement.

~McQ

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3 Responses to Quote of the Day – Iraq irony edition

  • And, of course, one of the “s-bags” in question was the speaker at the West Point commencement.

    Could this man be the same one Erb says is made of “Steel“?

    What’s the old saying, “A rose by any other name . . .”

  • McQ - And, of course, one of the “s-bags” in question was the speaker at the West Point commencement.

    Oh, no, no, NO!  Imeme has ALWAYS supported the war in Iraq… ever since Jan. 21, 2009.

    But this is conventional wisdom that will become historical canon within our lives.  Throw it in with the rest:

    —- Japan would have surrended without the use of The Bomb, which was used solely because of racism

    —- The democrat party passed the the Civil Rights Act of 1964 over Republican objections

    —- Most men who fought and died in Vietnam were poor, uneducated minorities, and Vietnam vets are typically psychologically troubled and have never been able to fit back into society

    —- Gorbachev ended the Cold War

    —- Imeme won the war in Iraq

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