Monday, August 11, 2014
Perhaps to cushion the blow of losing his leadership during his semi-monthly vacation, Barack Obama took time Saturday to remind the American people that he isn't actually responsible for leading diddly-squat, at least when it comes to showing accountability.
Specifically, the nation's golfer-in-chief took pains to point out that the current fiasco in Iraq can be blamed entirely on George W. Bush.
"When you hear people say, do you regret, Mr. President, not leaving more troops," Obama said while sucking a Slurpee, "that presupposes that I would have overridden the sovereign government [of Iraq] that [the previous administration] had turned the keys back over to!"
In other words, Obama claims he would never think of updating or altering a sacred policy of Bush's nor, as leader of the free freaking world and commander in chief of the most powerful military force on Earth, did he have the political influence to convince Iraq's rulers to let the U.S. maintain a stabilizing military presence.
Of course, all of this makes it pretty hard to explain why Obama has spent so much time on the campaign and fundraising trails taking complete credit for ending the war in Iraq and withdrawing troops when he's now saying that Bush was the one responsible for all that.
Which makes Hope n' Change think that maybe Barry should give his 5-star luxury vacation to the man who earned it: George W. Bush.
Or at least take a damn vacation from blaming Bush for his own foreign policy failures.