I can almost feel the wind. It's rather refreshing to us conservatives, although I'm sure the liberals affected by it aren't very happy right now. But then - when are they happy with anything?
Why are their heads spinning so angrily? There are a couple of reasons for it - and they both involve Republicans. Imagine...
Remember back in 2008 when Sarah Palin said if Obama was the President it could very possibly encourage Vladimir Putin to invade the Ukraine? I'll refresh your memory...
"After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of moral indecision and equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next." - Sarah Palin
Palin was mocked by the left as being out of her league when it came to foreign policy. Her humorous comment that she could "see Russia from my house" was blown completely out of context with the left trying to pretend she was serious and really was that stupid. Tina Fey enhanced her career mocking Palin on Saturday Night Live (for which I believe she should pay Sarah Palin a royalty).
Lo and behold, enter 2014, the year Palin and other Republicans were vindicated. Putin did exactly what Palin predicted and for the very reason she said - because he's not afraid of Barack Obama in the least.
Go back a year to 2007. Democrats sponsored a bill that would pull all of the troops out of Iraq in 2008. President George W. Bush vetoed the bill saying:
"I know some in Washington would like us to start leaving Iraq now. To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States. It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaeda. It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we’d allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they lost in Afghanistan. It would mean increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous."
Much to the chagrin of the left - Bush was correct about that one as well. Nearly all of the progress we made in Iraq has been handed away to terrorists. Of course, President Obama and the left still love to blame Bush for what's going on in the region but Obama has been President and Commander-in-Chief for nearly six years. We now know he has known about ISIS for at least a year. Anyone with a functioning brain knows that the complete pullout of American troops, with nor residual forces left in Iraq, was the fault of Mr. Obama. He claimed the Iraq pullout as his own during the 2012 election campaign. Once things began getting bad suddenly it wasn't his decision. Funny how that works.
In a recent article, the liberal website ThinkProgress.org said that Bush' prediction was somehow lessened by the fact that Bush also said he would “not begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we’re ready.” Well duh... I've got news for them. Unlike our current President, that's what an intelligent, thoughtful Commander-in-Chief does - listens to his military leaders about military issues. President Obama was advised by his military leaders to leave a residual force in Iraq. He refused. Look how well that worked out.
Yes, liberal head are spinning all over the nation today. And liberal pundits, columnists and all around Obama supporters are still trying to spin this as somehow not being the fault of the sitting President. I still can't help but wonder how many years Obama will be in office, or maybe out of office, before he finally takes responsibility for anything that went wrong during his Presidency. I really doubt I'll see that in my lifetime. Narcissism is a powerful thing.