Obama's Website Purged the Surge

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Jul 15, 2008 10:47 AM

The NY Daily News reports this:

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's campaign scrubbed his presidential Web site over the weekend to remove criticism of the U.S. troop "surge" in Iraq, the Daily News has learned.

The presumed Democratic nominee replaced his Iraq issue Web page, which had described the surge as a "problem" that had barely reduced violence.

"The surge is not working," Obama's old plan stated, citing a lack of Iraqi political cooperation but crediting Sunni sheiks - not U.S. military muscle - for quelling violence in Anbar Province.

... Campaign aide Wendy Morigi said Obama is "not softening his criticism of the surge. We regularly update the Web site to reflect changes in current events."

(... And he thought nobody would notice.)

Not only is this a tacit admission that Obama was wrong about the surge ("judgment" -- not experience -- matters most, right?) -- but this move also shows a more sinister, secretive Obama.

How long before pictures of Rev. Wright are photoshopped out of Obama's wedding pictures?