Author Topic: NBC: Bush to Blame for 'Security Vacuum' in Iraq Created by Obama's Troop Withdrawal  (Read 371 times)

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Offline Millee

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 Introducing a report on Monday's NBC Nightly News about Al-Qaeda forces seizing control of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, anchor Brian Williams went out of his way to blame the President George W. Bush for the deteriorating security situation: "U.S. fighting forces are gone from Iraq. But as so many predicted when President Bush chose to go to war there after 9/11, the fighting has started up again." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

However, in the report that followed, correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin featured a sound bite of President Obama – not President Bush – celebrating the "historic moment" of an abrupt U.S. troop withdrawal from the country after failing to negotiate a status of forces agreement with the Iraqi government. Mohyeldin noted: "Some warned the U.S. withdrawal left a security vacuum."

At the end of the segment, Mohyeldin placed Iraq in the context of an increasingly unstable Middle East:

    Now, the conflict is not just about the battle inside Iraq, this is obviously really focused on the conflict in neighboring Syria. And what happens in Syria is already spilling across the region into neighboring countries such as Lebanon and Turkey. And at the core of it really are two major regional powers, Iran and Saudi Arabia, and we are seeing them fighting in almost every single one of these countries.

Williams observed that it was an "increasingly dangerous neighborhood," but Obama's incoherent foreign policy was not cited as a cause.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/01/07/nbc-bush-blame-security-vacuum-iraq-created-obamas-troop-withdrawal#ixzz2ppCdiBcq

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That nefarious villain George W. Bush is at it again!!

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If this keeps up, GWB will go down in history as the strongest president ever - able to govern events for two terms after he left office - and Obama as the weakest because he couldn't stop his predecessor from continuing to govern for all of his two terms.

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George W. Bush................ MIRACLE MAN!!!   

Character still matters.  It always matters.

May 3, 2016 - the day the Republican party left ME.  I am now without a Party, and quite possibly without a country.  May God have mercy!

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George W. Bush................ MIRACLE MAN!!!


It's incredible. George W. Bush is a cross between Forrest Gump and Lex Luthor.  Who'd a thunk it?

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GOP House members came to Paul Ryan to be Speaker. He didn't come to them. And he was everybody's conservative darling back in 2012. So unless 1 of the remaining 240 wants to step up & do a better job in budgeting & negotiations & herding the party cats, then everybody please STFU. You go to battle with the army you have, not the one you want but don't have.

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It's incredible. George W. Bush is a cross between Forrest Gump and Lex Luthor.  Who'd a thunk it?

LOL!  Great analogy for the craziness of the left about GWB!

They're obsessed with hating him and they probably feel like they need to bring his poll numbers down now that he's far more popular than the Marxist punk they worship.
Character still matters.  It always matters.

May 3, 2016 - the day the Republican party left ME.  I am now without a Party, and quite possibly without a country.  May God have mercy!

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If this keeps up, GWB will go down in history as the strongest president ever - able to govern events for two terms after he left office - and Obama as the weakest because he couldn't stop his predecessor from continuing to govern for all of his two terms.
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