Barack Obama eloquently and persuasively makes the case that Barack Obama has no idea what he’s talking about.
My favorite part is about 3:30 in, where Obama calls for full withdrawal in 16 months, and then denies he ever advocated withdrawing troops.
It’s not a sin to be wrong on the surge. I was.
It is wrong to deny you were. It makes people think you’re a liar.
And it’s dangerous to elect someone President who’s still learning about the COIN cycle. There’s advantages to electing a naif as President. Winning wars and keeping soldiers alive aren’t included in that list.