To Every Thing

turn, turn, turn.

…I’ve never had any doubt that the U.S. military would defeat Saddam Hussein’s army. There was never any doubt that if we poured enough resources in there, that we could lock down Iraq.

There is a season (turn, turn, turn)

…And that is a terrific opportunity, but the underlying issue, which is what the surge was supposed to accomplish, creating the space so that the Iraqi factions would actually start working together more effectively politically so that you have a stable government and you’ve got a relationship between the central government and the provinces that works, that has not yet occurred. And it is my belief that it will not occur unless they have a greater sense of urgency about it. Now is the right time for us to begin bringing our combat troops out of Iraq.

And a time for every purpose, under heaven.

GWEN IFILL: That’s a final question, just to – I want you to think a little bit about the stage that you’re at in your campaign. You have 26 percent of people still think you were raised a Muslim. People look at your shifts on issues, from warrantless surveillance to gun control, and they say: “Who is this guy? What does he believe?” How do you begin to, in this stage in your campaign, tell people who you are and have it stick?
SEN. BARACK OBAMA: Well, first of all, I do think that this notion that somehow we’ve had wild shifts in my positions is simply inaccurate. You mentioned the gun position. I’ve been talking about the Second Amendment being an individual right for the last year and a half.

So there wasn’t a shift there.

…The fact of the matter is on the big issues — ending the war in Iraq, universal health care plan, a tax code that is fair for every American, having a serious plan to deal with this foreclosure crisis, capping the emission of greenhouse gases, increasing fuel efficiency standards on cars, investing in our infrastructure, increasing troops in Iraq, getting serious about a whole host of issues around civil liberties like closing Guantanamo and restoring habeas corpus — on those big issues that are going to determine the future of this country and whether or not ordinary Americans can achieve the American dream, I have been entirely consistent not just during this campaign, but through most of my adult life.

And so I don’t think it’s going to be hard to persuade people what I stand for because the truth is the things that I stand for today are the things I stood for 10 years ago and 20 years ago.

7 Responses to “To Every Thing”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Consistent? Uh huh. Now pull the other leg; it has bells on it.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    I’ll bet that Hussein actually believes every bit of horseshit that plops out of his mouth. The msm will need to put in serious overtime running cover for this clown.

  3. Mockinbird says:

    Hand him the syrup and tell him to do the dishes in November.

  4. nightfly says:

    Over at AoS HQ they’ve taken to calling him “Captain BS,” complete with the best Photoshop ever. (The bike helmet really puts it into genius territory.)

  5. Kate P says:

    He’s as pathological a liar as that other guy from Arkansas who promised hope and change when I was in high school. And if he does stand for the same things he stood for ten years ago concerning certain life issues, then no, thank you.

  6. El Cid says:

    Does this make McCain and Nunn Czech mates?
    Mr. Bingley on July 16, 2008 at 5:39 PM
    Hot Air…
    Jesus Bingley, that made me groan so damn much, my toes ache.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Sorry, El Cid… 🙂

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