Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Did Obama Say the Iraq War Was Won?

Today, as "originally" reported by the Associated Press (AP), Barack Obama made this statement about Iraq:

"There is security progress, but now we need a political solution"

By him saying "There is security progress," isn't he "finally" acknowledging that the surge has worked? Doesn't the expression "but now" imply that the only remain thing to do in Iraq is to finish the "political" aspect of that war and complete the Democratizing of that country? Doesn't that say, in "not" so many words, that the military victory is ours? I think a lot was said without saying it in that little comment by Obama! Probably, a lot more than he had intended to say.

Apparently, the AP writer who originally repeated that statement by Obama must have realized, too, what Obama had just said and decided to "erase" it as quickly as his little typing fingers would allow him. As I have said before, Barack Obama is the AP's candidate for President and they wouldn't want to expose him to any criticism or questioning that might make him look bad and lose the election. So, within a span of only 5 minutes, that AP writer changed his story as shown below:

I am sure that the words "Oh shit!" were flying around the halls of the AP when they realized the implications of what Obama had said and what their writer, David Espo, had just written. Fortunately, I had cached an image of that story before Espo was able to change it.

Isn't it great when your campaign staff includes all of the staff at the Associated Press, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the L.A. Times, Newsweek, Time, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, PBS, and, well, I could just keep going!

Note: You can enlarge the image (above) by just clicking on it.

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