Obama Says Russian Annexation of Crimea is Worse Than the Iraq War

How the fuck? What the hell? Why doesn’t the Left throw up their arms and march on the White House? Rachel Maddow where are you at? Left peace voters, what’s up?

From the article:

Speaking in Brussels, Obama dismissed suggestions by Russia and its supporters that the Iraq war undercuts the United States’ credibility in criticizing Russia’s incursion into Crimea in Ukraine.

“It is true that the Iraq War was a subject of vigorous debate – not just around the world, but in the United States as well,” Obama said. “I happened to oppose our military intervention there.”

Obama added: “But even in Iraq, America sought to work within the international system. We did not claim or annex Iraq’s territory, nor did we grab its resources for our own gain. Instead, we ended our war and left Iraq to its people and a fully sovereign Iraqi state could make decisions about its own future.”

He also ignores the NATO killing of civilians during the Kosovo bombing campaign:

“…NATO only intervened after the people of Kosovo were systematically brutalized and killed for years,” Obama said. “And Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organized – not outside the boundaries of international law – but in careful cooperation with the United Nations, and with Kosovo’s neighbors. None of that happened in Crimea.”

This is the type of “soft” militarism the Left has no issue with. That Hilary Clinton is sure to endorse.


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