President Obama Praises Self for Ending War in Iraq on Bloodiest Day of the Year in That Country

Jul 23, 2012 10:44am
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Is it bad timing or irrelevant?

President Obama’s campaign today released a video praising the president for ending the war in Iraq. It turns out that today has proven to be the deadliest day of the year in that country.

A wave of attacks throughout Iraq – IEDs, explosions, and gunmen — has resulted in more than 100 people killed and more than 200 wounded.


Yesterday, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, al-Qaeda’s top leader in Iraq, released an audio message announcing, ”We are setting off a new stage of our struggle, with the launch of a plan named ‘breaking the walls.’”

On the other hand, none of the dead appears to be American – which may be all that U.S. voters, and many policymakers, care about.

-Jake Tapper

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