In 2008, President Obama promised he had a plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of this year. Now, like so many other Obama broken promises, the president is now suggesting it may leave 10,000 troops indefinitely.
The reason? Growing concern over intensified terrorist attacks. And guess who is fomenting that? Why Iran, of course.
Keeping troops beyond December will require approval from Iraq’s divided government and that government has not given permission as yet.
If you voted for Obama at least in part because you believed his promise on Iraq and troops, why would you consider voting for him again? If you voted for him because you believed his promise that national health care would reduce health care costs and you have read that costs are going to go up and many businesses favorable to the president have received exemptions, why would you vote for him again?
These and many similar questions should be asked by every voter next year. And this time, the answer and the vote should not be based on race or feelings, but on facts.
This article published on July 8, 2011.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.