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January 18, 2009



"two costly unwon wars"

And soon that'll be over, with Obama promising to withdraw from Iraq in order to escalate the war in Afghanistan.

Oh wait, he said they'll keep an, ahem, 'residual force' in iraq, of up to a third the size stationed there at present.

And the withdrawal in 16 months is not a plan, more of an aspiration.

"I will listen to the recommendations of my commanders," he said.

And his commanders don't come any more senior than Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the war criminal who's been overseeing the surge in Iraq.


I know. And Gates was up to his neck in Iran/Contra.

But I'm not about to sell Obama short until he comes up short.

I learned that lesson last year.

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