What a contrast between two presidents.
Eight years ago, George Bush strutted on the deck of an aircraft carrier and bragged about ending the war in Iraq, with a banner behind him reading “Mission Accomplished.”
Yesterday, when the war really ended, Barack Obama didn’t brag about it. He went to Ft. Bragg and, on behalf of all Americans, simply thanked the troops for their remarkable service.
What a contrast between two presidents. And what a contrast between two candidates.
During his campaign for president, Barack Obama promised to end the war in Iraq by the end of 2011 – and he did.
During his campaign, John McCain promised to keep troops in Iraq for over a hundred years if necessary. And yesterday he said President Obama deserved “scorn and derision” for bringing our troops home as soon as he did.
Don’t tell me there’s no difference between the two parties. If John McCain had been elected, we’d still be in Iraq – and we’d also be at war against Iran.
That’s my parting shot for today.