How many Democrats does James Carville represent? Carville was one of the key advisers to President Clinton, and has since been seen as a spokesman for the Democrat Party. He is now claiming America lost in Iraq. Is that what most Dems believe?
Watch Carville claim America lost the Iraq war while talking about Charles Krauthammer on CNN:
“Krauthammer…is a right-wing guy who thought it was a very nifty idea to invade Iraq, and I think actually thinks we won that war.” – James Carville
What was that James? You honestly believe that the American soldier lost to the Iraqis? That’s not exactly the feeling I got from President Obama a few days ago when he announced the end to the Iraq War:
The Americans who have served in Iraq completed every mission they were given. They defeated a regime that had terrorized its people. Together with Iraqis and coalition partners who made huge sacrifices of their own, our troops fought block by block to help Iraq seize the chance for a better future. They shifted tactics to protect the Iraqi people; trained Iraqi Security Forces; and took out terrorist leaders. Because of our troops and civilians -and because of the resilience of the Iraqi people – Iraq has the opportunity to embrace a new destiny, even though many challenges remain.
If that isn’t Obama’s version of “mission accomplished” I don’t know what is.
I’d love to see a poll of politicians on the left side of the aisle to see if they agree with Carville or the president. And how do the proponents of us losing think we actually lost? What military battle did we lose? What army defeated ours? What leader is in power over there? The only Hussein I know in power is here in the states and his first name is Barack.
We won. We defeated the Iraqi military swiftly. And after struggling in a fight against insurgents, President Bush promoted a military surge that turned the tide back in our favor. We completed the task. We, as Obama said, “defeated the regime” and “completed every mission”. In others words, we won the war.
Of course, Carville has long been confused on what’s happening in Iraq. Just recently he claimed America spent 3 trillion dollars on the war, and gave Dems the lie that the war was the reason for our deficit problems. The facts actually show that the Iraq war has cost just over 700 billion – far less than Obama’s spending. Check out this chart:
It is time for Carville and other Democrats to stop using the Iraq War in their blame game. Stop lying about who won and how much it cost. Stop holding the war liable for every ill your party has brought to our country. Stop calling our soldiers losers and trying to rewrite history. The war is over, it did not kill our deficit, and oh yeah – we won.
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