9.As a candidate, Obama promisesto end the War in Iraq and bring all troops home within
16 months. He evensaysin 2007 that it would be the first thing he would do in office,
and that “you can take that to the bank.” As president, he
announcesall troops would bewithdrawn by the end of 2011 (34 months later).10.Obamastatesthe Afghan War would conclude in June 2011, but projectionsnow have us
running into 2014.11.As Senator, Obamaopposesthe surge in Iraq. He claims that increasing troop levels by20,000 would actually increase sectarian violence.12.When pulling troops out of Iraq, Obamatriesto claimsuccess for ending the war, without
giving credit to Bush or the troops for any “
.” The Bush surge was what turned the
tide in the war.13.Sectarian violence isup sharplysince Obama pulled troops out of Iraq in December 2011.14.
President Obama refuses to say “
” is necessarily the goal in Afghanistan.
Obamareasons the U.S. should not project the image of Emperor Hirohito being forced to sign atreaty of surrender before Macarthur to end the war against Japan.15.Emperor Hirohito did not sign thetreaty of surrender ending the war against Japan. It washisfor eign minister Shigemitsu.
16.Obama plansto ease travel restrictions to communist Cuba in 2009.And in 2011.
17.The president pledges
a “new beginning”with the Cuban dictatorial regime.
18.A glance at a Cuban-U.S. relationstimelinerunning to December 2011 shows nothingchanged.19.President Obamagreets
Venezuela’s socialist dictator Hugo Chavez
warmlyat theSummit of the Americas.20.Earlier that month, Chavezcalls
21.At the same summit, President Obamasits patiently through a 50 minute diatribe againstthe United States delivered by socialist strongman Daniel Ortega, only scribbling notesinstead of walking outwith hisdiplomatic team.22.President Obamameetsa grinning Daniel Ortega at the same summit.23.When asked later by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper what he thought of theanti-
American tirade, President Obama replies, “It was 50 minutes long. That’s what Ithought.”
24.The attempted subversion of the rule of law in Honduras by the socialist presidentZelaya, which would have unconstitutionally put him on the ballot for a third term, prompts his judicial removal from office. Obamacondemns
the supposed “coup” as “notlegal.”
25.President Obamadirectshis Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to cut off $30 million inaid to Honduras.26.Election fraud propelling anti-Israel Iranian president and saber-rattling madmanMahmoud Ahmadinejad back to power leads to amass civil uprising. Despite reports of widespread and cruel bloodshed repressing the protests, President Obamasays nothingfor ten days.27.President Obamarefuses
to “intervene” in pro
-democratic Iranian protests.28.
as president is made to the Palestinian Authority’s Fatah leader
One of President Obama’s first executive orders is to
greatly restrictthe influence of lobbyists in his administration.