Robert Gibbs Faces Repeated Questions on Whether Obama Will Credit President Bush for Success in Iraq – Video
Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs facing repeated questions today about whether President Obama will give credit to former President George W. Bush for the Surge Strategy that brought about victory in Iraq. Gibbs did everything he could to avoid answering the question. His response was to essentially say that Obama knew all along that putting additional troops in Iraq would improve the security situation there.
That, of course, is simply not true. Instead, President Obama opposed the Surge Strategy, and even said he thought it would not only not help, but would probably make things worse: