ALL ABOUT HIM: Obama’s Iraq Policy Driven By …

Written by Allan Erickson on September 21, 2014

Barack Obama joined the howling hyenas early on, calling President Bush a liar, condemning the Iraq War, opposing the surge, and pandering to the Left while deceiving the masses, all to forward his selfish political ambitions.  And when Iraq was won, he said nothing.  
He got elected via a series of lies artfully crafted and expressed in persuasive ways.  Once in office he continued, and has done so to this day.  He said he would get us out of Iraq, and the moment he could, he did, completely removing all American presence, contrary to all the best advice he received from military and intelligence experts. 
In 2011 he said we were leaving behind a ““sovereign, stable and self-reliant” Iraq, knowing that was a lie, knowing Iraq was vulnerable to jihadist attacks.  Joe Biden knew it was a lie as well.  Nevertheless, Biden called Iraq the greatest achievement of the Obama administration, even though Obama had nothing to do with American success in Iraq.  He has had everything to do with defeat and failure however.
Now we know the truth.  Obama lied, and Iraq died.  And not only Iraq.  Add to that list of dead and dying countries:  Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Jordan, Algeria, Tunisia, and perhaps Egypt. 
Obama created the vacuum in Iraq now filled by ISIS, a group actively seeking WMD and prosecuting global jihad to install Sharia by force.  And what is the response of the child king in the White House to the crisis he created?
“I did not decide to pull out of Iraq.  The Iraqis have to fight for their own country.”
“This is not a war.  It’s a counter terrorism operation.”
“The Islamic State is not Islamic.”
“I will never order American boots on the ground.”
“We will form a coalition and provide support to our allies.”
“Let the Free Syrian Army, the Iraqis, the Kurds and the Sunnis fight this on the ground.”
All while a growing number of American military experts and intelligence officials and career foreign policy experts tell us there is no way to defeat ISIS unless American combat troops take the fight to them full force, on the ground, in both Iraq and in Syria. Still Barack fights the best advice, and reality.
Barack Obama cannot do otherwise.  He has painted himself, and the country, into a corner.  Doing the right thing and attacking ISIS immediately, full force, means contradicting everything he has said and done for years.  Therefore, in the end, the logical conclusion: it’s all about Barry.  It has nothing to do with what is morally right.  It has nothing to do with American security, defending the free world, defeating the bad guys or saving innocents in the Middle East.  Barry is all about Barry, end of story.
Clint Eastwood was entirely correct calling Barry the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people: phony name, phony past, phony credentials, phony rhetoric, phony leadership.
Meanwhile, Obama does virtually nothing to stop the greatest threat to world peace and stability, Iran, the central state sponsor of global terrorism which continues its march toward producing nuclear weapons.   



Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.