Obama Throws in the Towel on the Surge

Barack Obama will appear on Bill O’Reilly’s show tonight. Reportedly, he will say that “the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated. I’ve already said it’s succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.”

I must have missed that speech. Of course, Obama still says he was right to oppose the surge, notwithstanding its now-acknowledged success.

The Republicanization of Barack Obama continues:

Speaking on other national security matters, Obama said he would not take military action off the table in dealing with Iran, but diplomacy and sanctions can’t be overlooked.

The Islamic republic is a “major threat” and it would be “unacceptable” for the rogue nation to develop a nuclear weapon, he said.

“It is unacceptable for Iran to possess a nuclear weapon, it would be a game changer,” Obama said. “It’s sufficient to say I would not take military action off the table and that I will never hesitate to use our military force in order to protect the homeland and the United States’ interests.” …

Obama said he “absolutely” believes the United States is fighting a War on Terror, with the enemy being, “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, a whole host of networks that are bent on attacking America, who have a distorted ideology, who have perverted the faith of Islam.”

I like to see this, but not because I think Obama means it. I often worry that the country is sliding to the left, but during election season Republicans never try to sound like Democrats, whereas Democrats often try to sound like Republicans. It’s good to see that Democrats still find this to be necessary, on some issues, at least.

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