He was against the Surge before he was for it. Okay, so he’s still not for it, but Team Obama is running out sensible arguments in which to blame Bush. Reality takes away another Democrat talking point.
Before today, it said this (via Gateway Pundit):
Now the page reads this way:
Inadequate Security and Political Progress in Iraq: Since the surge began, more than 1,000 American troops have died, and despite the improved security situation, the Iraqi government has not stepped forward to lead the Iraqi people and to reach the genuine political accommodation that was the stated purpose of the surge. Our troops have heroically helped reduce civilian casualties in Iraq to early 2006 levels. This is a testament to our military’s hard work, improved counterinsurgency tactics, and enormous sacrifice by our troops and military families. It is also a consequence of the decision of many Sunnis to turn against al Qaeda in Iraq, and a lull in Shia militia activity. But the absence of genuine political accommodation in Iraq is a direct result of President Bush’s failure to hold the Iraqi government accountable.
Quite a leap, going from ‘Civil War’ to ‘Inadequate.’ Next thing you’ll be telling about how the Iraqis don’t have adequate health care.