What If Barack Had Been President?

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jul 06, 2008 3:30 PM
From today's London Times:

American and Iraqi forces are driving Al-Qaeda in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror. 

After being forced from its strongholds in the west and centre of Iraq in the past two years, Al-Qaeda’s dwindling band of fighters has made a defiant “last stand” in the northern city of Mosul.

So much for the argument that Barack's superior "judgment" justifies his election as President.  If his policy had won the day, American troops would have been leaving Iraq with their tails between their legs, and Al-Qaeda in Iraq would be proclaiming triumph.

After all, here is what Barack had to say as of September 13, 2007:

There is no military solution in Iraq, and there never was.  The best way to protect our security and to pressure Iraq's leaders to resolve their civil war is to immediately begin to remove our combat troops. Not in six months or one year, but now. (emphasis added).