Figures. Robert Gibbs Lies About Obama's Position on the Iraq Surge (Video)
Today White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told Gretchen Carlson on FOX and Friends this about the successful Bush Surge that Obama and democrats opposed:
Carlson: “Excuse me. Back in 2007 he said he was against the surge.”
Gibbs: “No. He said he was against the surge. He said there was no doubt that adding 20,000 men and women would improve the security situation. But, as we know, our efforts in Iraq weren’t going to be done simply militarily, Gretchen. There had to be a political accomodation.”
Here’s the video:
Gretchen Carlson nails him.
Of course, this was not true at all.
Back in 2007 Barack Obama actually said that the surge would make things worse:
Obama in 2007: “I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian viiolence there. In fact, it will do the reverse….”
Barack Obama is not expected to credit the surge tonight for the success in Iraq.
He is shameless.