January 6, 2014

FOD

The president thinks that if he says something often enough we will believe it is true - contrary to the facts, evidence, or result staring us in the face.

This has certainly been true for his monstrosity of a health care law.  Remember "you can keep your plan and doctor"?  More people that had a good plan are now without it, than the number of sign ups of people that used to have no plan at all.

For years the president has claimed victory over al Qaeda.  His re-election stump speech reiterated the same phrase over and over, again, “al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat and Osama Bin Laden is dead.”

Some 16 months ago, we had this same conversation, after four Americans were killed in an ambush in Benghazi, yet Obama stuck to his rhetoric as seen in this November 2012 article:
President Barack Obama has described al Qaeda as having been “decimated,” “on the path to defeat” or some other variation at least 32 times since the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to White House transcripts.

This comes despite Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magarief, members of Congress, an administration spokesperson, and several press reports suggesting that al Qaeda played a role in the attack.

Recently, on Nov. 1 (2012) in Green Bay, Wis., Obama said, “Thanks to sacrifice and service of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over, the war in Afghanistan is winding down, al Qaeda has been decimated, Osama bin Laden is dead.”
That man never gets tired of using the same old line.  I wonder if he said it to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, when the PM asked the US for help after the Abu-Ghraib jailbreak last summer, in which dozens of really pissed of al Qaeda leaders escaped?  "Don't worry, Nouri, that terrorist group has been decimated."

And I wonder if Blowie is muttering it to himself as he gets his morning security briefing on the beach, and when he sees world headlines like this one:

Al Qaeda militants seize Fallujah, Iraq

Maybe if Blowie clicks his heels together three times, turns in a counterclockwise circle, spits to the east and sacrifices his firstborn while saying that al Qaeda is defeated, it will be true.

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