Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama’s Other ‘Change’

While saying that he is not the typical politician, Barack Obama sure does act like one.

On the presumed Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign Web site, any mention of the troop surge in Iraq has been removed from it, according to CBS News.

Obama was a strong opponent of the troop surge in Iraq when President Bush mentioned it in January 2007.

“I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there,” Obama said at the time. “In fact, I think it will do the reverse.”

However, since then, the troop surge has been credited for curtailing the violence from the insurgents. Yet Obama still feels that the troop increase was not worth it, which is contradictory, considering the new added sentence to his Web site.

It states that as president, Obama “would reserve the right to intervene militarily, with our international partners, to suppress genocidal violence within Iraq.”

So according to Obama, any military action is OK if he does it, but not by a Republican president.

For months Obama has been telling Americans how he’s not the average D.C. politician who says anything for a vote and will clean up Washington.

But he is doing just that by erasing key things that he has said himself just because it conflicts with the reality of what’s going on in Iraq.

Apparently, Obama’s “change” isn’t that much different from the typical politician when faced with things that make him look bad and inexperienced.