CNN’s Jim Acosta was on the air with Wolf Blitzer Wednesday afternoon when he couldn’t seem to ignore the fact that the President’s asking for a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force in Iraq sounded a lot like Democrat bumper stickers from 6 years ago. Democrats enjoy pretending that they are “anti-war” but the truth is that they are just as active in the so called “warmongering” as any Republican is. For example, while Obama points to pulling troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan (not really – because we still have soldiers in both country’s) he has also used military force in many more countries than his predecessor did! (This may surprise you but it’s true.)
Isn’t it time that we stop letting Democrats and the media get away with these “little” lies? Stop letting politicians like Obama use bumper sticker politics – because lying is lying, no matter how cute the quote is.
I’ve been noticing this over the last several days, the talk coming from this president has been amped up considerably. At the start of his remarks he said our coalition is on the offensive. ISIS is on the defensive. ISIS is going to lose. You know, he’s not been speaking in that sort of stark terms, I don’t think for some time. He may have been taking a tip from David Cameron who was talking like that when he came to Washington a couple weeks ago.
Wolf, I think more notable than anything was the president’s acknowledgement to nervous Democrats at the end of his comments saying that this new authorization would not bring about what he called ‘endless war.’ That is almost off liberal bumper stickers that may be driving around in support of the Obama campaigns of ’08 and ’12, Democrats don’t want endless war and the president trying to say you are going to get a three-year timetable and at that point, time is up on this mission, time is up on this authorization. You won’t get endless war.