"I'd like to talk to you about the end of our combat mission in Iraq, the ongoing security challenges we face, and the need to rebuild our nation here at home."
end of our combat mission in IraqWe still have troops on the ground in theater, and they will be targeted by suicide bombers and IEDs. The casualties; waste of life and limb have moved into a new phase, they have not ended.
ongoing security challengesIslamic terrorism, both home grown and international remains a serious threat to our security. Iraq and Afghanistan remain members in good standing of the set of terrorist sponsoring states. Iran continues on the fast track to nuclear ascension, while China rapidly expands its military might. North Korea continues to threaten renewed conflict.
rebuild our nation here at homeThat kind of malignant malarkey has no place in a message about national security. President Obama is mixing domestic demagoguery with national security demagoguery. We do not need to rebuild, we need to reverse the government policies & actions that have stifled economic activity.
"But this milestone should serve as a reminder to all Americans that the future is ours to shape if we move forward with confidence and commitment."
confidence and commitmentInsufficient confidence & commitment is what got us into this mess. The war is lost precisely because Shrub lacked the confidence & commitment to accurately identify and engage the enemy. He tried to do an invasion on the cheap, and it proved costly.
"A war to disarm a state became a fight against an insurgency. Terrorism and sectarian warfare threatened to tear Iraq apart."
war to disarm a stateLibTards continue to ignore the distinction between dynamic and static conditions. If we disarm a state, it will eventually rearm if we do not continually occupy and dominate it. If we destroy a state, and completely eliminate it, it will not return to threaten us again. LibTards just can't figure that out.
Terrorism and sectarian warfareBoth were entirely predictable and were predicted. Both could have been at least partially suppressed had we employed sufficient force from the outset. Shrub, fearing both domestic and international criticism, tried to do it on the cheap and failed miserably. Enemy assets fell into the hands of those most willing to use them against us because we failed to secure them in a timely manner.
"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."
opportunity to embrace a new destinyWhen you can't identify the enemy, you can't win the war. Islam is the enemy. The majority of Iraq's population remains Muslim. Iraq's new constitution makes Shari'ah the primary source of its law. Iraq remains in the same rut, only the regime has changed.
"This completes a transition to Iraqi responsibility for their own security."
Iraqi responsibilityThat idiocy, a leftover from Shrub, would be comedic if it were not so tragic. By some legerdemain of arrogance & conceit, Shrub set out to train the enemy to prevent terrorists from using Iraq as a staging ground. He set out to train Shi'ia & Sunni not to slaughter each other. The Iraqui security forces are thoroughly infiltrated by terrorists. Obama maintains Shrub's tradition of cognitive dissonance.
"Tonight, I encourage Iraq's leaders to move forward with a sense of urgency to form an inclusive government that is just, representative, and accountable to the Iraqi people."
just, representative, accountableAnd Islamic? The combination is impossible, and Obama knows it. Corruption abounds, and there is great division and no will to compromise.
"...the Iraqi people will have a strong partner in the United States. Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq's future is not."
strong partnerThey are Muslims, idiot. Allah explicitly commands them not to take Kuffar as partners.
"This new approach reflects our long-term partnership with Iraq-one based upon mutual interests, and mutual respect"
mutual interestsWe have no mutual interest with Islam. Islam's interest is total world conquest and domination, so that only Allah is worshiped altogether and everywhere; so that Shari'ah is enforced globally. Our interest is in liberty, security, prosperity & peace. There is no intersection, no convergence; nothing shared.
mutual respectThere is no mutual respect and can be none. Islam is contemptuous of everything un-Islamic. Islam hates our way of life without reservation and seeks to destroy it. It labels us Kuffar: rebells against Allah who must be defeated and gathered together into Hell.
"Ending this war is not only in Iraq's interest- it is in our own. The United States has paid a huge price to put the future of Iraq in the hands of its people. We have sent our young men and women to make enormous sacrifices in Iraq, and spent vast resources abroad at a time of tight budgets at home. We have persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people -a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it is time to turn the page."
our own interestOur interest is in victory, not ignominious defeat thinly disguised. We wasted blood and treasure because we were unwilling to name and engage the enemy.
belief we share with the Iraqi peopleHow can anyone be stupid enough to believe that? We got rid of Saddam and replaced him with Shi'ites. We gained nothing.
met our responsibilityWe failed to secure Iraq's arsenals and ammunition dumps. We failed to secure their banks, museums and oil infrastructure. We failed to eliminate Islam from Iraq because we made no effort at all.
"The greatness of our democracy is grounded in our ability to move beyond our differences, and to learn from our experience as we confront the many challenges ahead. And no challenge is more essential to our security than our fight against Al Qaeda."
learn from our experienceWe did not learn from Vietnam. We should have learned to seize and hold territory 24/7. We should have learned to secure borders and eliminate sanctuaries & supply lines. We did not learn from Tehran. We should have learned to use massive, disproportionate force early on. We did not learn from Somalia either.
fight against Al QaedaOur enemy is Islam, not a sub set of Islam. What part of 8:39 & 9:29 does President Obama not comprehend? What part of "The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High..." does he not comprehend?
"Americans across the political spectrum supported the use of force against those who attacked us on 9/11. Now, as we approach our 10th year of combat in Afghanistan, there are those who are understandably asking tough questions about our mission there. But we must never lose sight of what's at stake. As we speak, Al Qaeda continues to plot against us, and its leadership remains anchored in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. We will disrupt, dismantle, and defeat Al Qaeda, while preventing Afghanistan from again serving as a base for terrorists."
those who attacked us on 9/11We were attacked by Muslims, motivated by the damnable doctrines of Islam which sanctify & mandate genocidal conquest & terrorism. Who has the courage to state the fact that security and peace are functions of eliminating Islam from the world? Certainly not our President!
disrupt, dismantle, and defeat Al QaedaWhich availeth naught, because its parent organizations: al Ikhwan al-Muslimeen & Islam remain undaunted.
base for terroristsSo long as the population and government of Afghanistan or any other nation remain Islamic, they will be a base for terrorists.
"Within Afghanistan, I have ordered the deployment of additional troops who-under the command of General David Petraeus -are fighting to break the Taliban's momentum."
break the Taliban's momentumIdiot! We need to kill them! When you go on the offensive, you kill the enemy and destroy their infrastructure. Breaking their momentum is the wrong objective.
"A new push for peace in the Middle East will begin here tomorrow."
They never learn. You can't push a piece of string. You must put it around Islam's neck and pull it tight. If you want peace anywhere on the globe, eliminate Islam from that place. Foundational Islamic doctrine requires the elimination of Israel and Jews. No matter what demands you make against Israel, she will never obtain peace and security without first eliminating Islam from the region. Peace can only be obtained through victory, and victory by extinction of Islam.
"America will do more than just defeat on the battlefield those who offer hatred and destruction -we will also lead among those who are willing to work together to expand freedom and opportunity for all people."
defeat on the battlefieldIslam can not be defeated on the battlefield. It must be destroyed by emancipating Allah's slaves. We will have victory when they are all emancipated or dead, not before. Until that happy day there will be neither peace nor security. Islam is perpetual war. We must stop electing stupid people who can not recognize that fatal fact.
willing to work togetherThe set of people willing to work together to expand freedom and opportunity and the set of Muslims are mutually exclusive. There is no intersection of those sets. Islam is slavery, the polar opposite of freedom. Islam is plunder, the polar opposite of productivity & opportunity.
"And the bedrock of that prosperity must be a growing middle class."
growing middle classHow swiftly and smoothly president Obama segues from defense deception to domestic deception; from military warfare to class warfare. The imprudent spendthrift policies and economic meddling of Obama's party have brought us to our present low state. Yes, Republicans who lacked the courage to resist aided them in their demolition of our economy.
We need economic expansion, not redistribution! Get your boot off our necks! Make Shrub's tax cuts permanent. Enact further tax cuts. Save the funds unspent in the imprudent "bail out" & "stimulus". Open all domestic oil fields to exploration and production both on and off shore. And repeal the potentially disastrous "health care reform"!
"Part of that responsibility is making sure that we honor our commitments to those who have served our country with such valor. "
honor our commitments to veterans
The Obama administration plans to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the treatment service related injuries of military personnel
Is that any less than the ultimate arrogant demagoguery? He blathers about commitments, expecting us to forget how he tried to screw the veterans! We've got to impeach that creep!!!
"In an age without surrender ceremonies, we must earn victory through the success of our partners and the strength of our own nation."