Obama Unloads On Major Garrett For Rude Question, “That’s nonsense, you should know better”

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So came the clustermuck of Wednesday’s press conference on the Iran deal in which President Obama had to answer questions from people who don’t do facts or nuance.

First, ABC’s Jonathan Karl (of the fake Benghazi emails) set it up by asking POTUS if it gives him pause that x,y, and z (all Republican talking points) have complained about the Iran Deal, as if somehow the best thinking would happen if only Obama would let his critics, who have yet to come up with an actual alternative, drive the foreign policy bus. (No thanks, said the voters in 2012, we’ll stick with Obama.)

Then, topping Karl’s attempt at inserting Republican talking points as if they were actual legit ideas and not just trolling, Major Garrett (Chief White House Correspondent with CBS News and Correspondent at Large with the National Journal) framed the most insulting and nonsensical question.


Garrett puffed himself up and began his editorial, “As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran, three held on trumped up charges according to your administration, one whereabouts unknown. Can you tell the country, Sir, why you are content with all of the fanfare around this deal, to leave the conscience of this nation, the strength of this nation unaccounted for, in relation to these four Americans. Last week, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said under no circumstances should there be any relief for Iran in terms of ballistic missiles or conventional weapons. It is perceived that that was a last minute capitulation in these negotiations.”

Because there is nothing conservatives like more than pretending someone other than President Obama is president. But if a Republican is president, why, he’s the “decider” and they wouldn’t tolerate an alleged journalist trying to elevate the Joint Chiefs of Staff above POTUS.

“In the Pentagon view, you’ve left the Joint Chiefs of Staff hung out to dry,” Major Garrett challenged.

President Obama lowered the boom, “I gotta give you credit, Major, for how you craft those questions.” President Obama revealed a sardonic smile that said you are really quite an idiot, but I am too much of a scholar and a gentleman to use such a base term. So…

“First of all, the notion that I am ‘content’,” and on this point, POTUS’ face took on the warning signs easily spotted by those of us who are not confused by his calm temperament, “as I ‘celebrate’ with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails, Major, that’s nonsense.”

Yes, nonsense it is, but Fox-flavored, Republican nonsense- the kind our media loves to swim in.

President Obama continued, “You should know better. I’ve met with the families of some of those folks. Nobody’s content. Our diplomats and our teams are working diligently to try to get them out.”

And there we have the proof that this President is no lame duck and he is indeed fed up with the morons running the asylum. No, your cheap, insulting and inaccurate talking point (meant as a way to distract from the actual debate around the Iran deal and the idea that many world leaders back it) isn’t going to derail needed debate on the Iran deal. President Obama repeatedly said that robust debate was necessary and was part of democracy — you know, the way smart people do, because they can handle an actual debate. But false framing and trolling are not legitimate points.

The President is sick of it and he’s not going to put up with it anymore, and more and more it seems the country is tired of it, too. If the country wanted a bumper sticker President, they wouldn’t have voted for President Obama, who discussed the Iran deal in deep detail and nuance. Obama’s grasp of the issues contrasts starkly with the circus fest going on over in the Republican camp, where not one single Republican running for president can articulate as well on this issue, and some are just absolutely terrifying in their obvious stupidity.

That’s nonsense, and y’all should know better. POTUS OUT.

128 Replies to “Obama Unloads On Major Garrett For Rude Question, “That’s nonsense, you should know better””

  1. Major Garrett’s commentary translated: Why haven’t you invaded Iran over the four people?

    Another Benghazi moment.

  2. maybe the take away from the questions these journalists are asking is that the Fox ‘News’ disease is oozing out into the actual mainstream news media…

    so much for ‘liberal’ bias…

  3. And so it goes with our media, becoming more disrespectful, disgraceful and disgusting with each passing day. If they had done such to Bush, they’d be in GTMO at this point. Go ahead, a-holes, pick on the black intellectual who has more brains and common sense than all of you combined.

  4. I would have loved that too, but the derision in his voice was loud and clear. Why didn’t we include in this agreement that Iran stop trash talking about Isreal,makes about as much sense. A major smackdown for a major assrag!

  5. Major Garrett is a major ass. He always treats The President with disrespect & smartass stupid questions. Garrett is a foolish self absorbed jerk who thinks his “suggestive” questions will get make the subject of discussion& he will become the center of attention. He is a disgrace to the dignity of real journalism. Kind of like Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press”

  6. POTUS has been more than patient with what passes for journalists with the right wing. At this point, I think my relations with them would be more like Russell Crowe’s.

  7. Idiot..I’m not even an Obama fan and think Garrett is a fool. Grandstanding fool….regardless of party Mr. Garrett proves his stupidity.

  8. There’s no one as free as a U.S. President who will never have to run for office again.

    Tongue biting no longer has to be a part of his repertoire.

  9. Major Garrett is the White House Reporter on The CBS Nightly News, he’s always disrespectful.

    We should tell CBS to DROP THIS FOOL.
    He actually came from FOX NEWS and should not be on our National Nightly News Program!

  10. The President’s handling of all the aspects of the news conference was masterful. He did not unload on Major Garrett, but he responded firmly to the incivility of the question which intimated that he did not care for our hostages. (I seem to remember that some of the same people had a similarly uncivil response to the Berghdahl matter.)

  11. Major is a Major A Hole, They probably promised him a free Dinner for his efforts. Now go jump off a bridge AH.

  12. I wouldn’t be surprise to see one of the family member on a news show. Asking them how does that make you feel by the president response.. To me this show the immaturity, of a high school-ish groupie.
    I bet these turd whores never bother to read the deal before they enter the press conference, they just repeat what the republicans and Nut-N-Yahoo said. And that’s a sign betrayal of journalist integrity.

  13. The Major should have saved himself the embarrassment by sticking to the KISS concept. Keep It Simple Stupid–and maybe he would not have left with egg on his face.

  14. I think Major Garrett should not be allowed to
    to ask any more questions, he is not interested in anything about the Iran deal, only on trying to get one up on the president.

  15. I agree, President Obama is tired of taking questions from idiots. The gop thinks this is some sort of dig to come out and asked stupid questions. They think they have me squirming.

    The gop is never serious about dire situations.

  16. Nothing I love better than Obama telling off his adversaries and showing them for being the mental midgets that they truly are. When will they understand Obama is at least three steps ahead them even on his worst day!

  17. How dare Fox and that reporter play politics by using the lives of those 4 Americans!!! It is un-American, un-patriotic and absolutely disgusting!!

  18. It is appalling how the right-wing shows more animosity to our sitting U.S. President than they do to the country of Iran, ISIS, Al Qaeda, etc.

  19. As time progresses, President Obama will channel his inner Harry Truman. He still has to keep his poise, lest he be attacked as an ‘Angry Black Man’.
    His calm and intelligent confidence is his best quality, IMO. These numbnuts in our atrocious media don’t recognize it, but the rest of the world’s leaders know that he IS the smartest person in the room. It’s a big reason why he has been able to accomplish so much on the international stage.

    Once President Obama leaves office, and another Democrat takes over for his third term ( hopefully with a Democratic Senate at least ); then pay heed. He can then be a lot less nuanced and more direct. He won’t be vindictive, but you can bet he won’t pull any punches either. You think Bill Clinton is the ‘Secretary of Explaining Things’ ? Obama will be Chairman of the Board of Truth-Telling.

  20. What kind of questions did Major ask Cheney the Dick when a million Iraqis died for the Weapons of Mass Destruction that weren’t?

  21. Major’s arrogance when addressing anyone with questions is not what I would consider professional or cordial. But after the trade the Obama administration made for Bowe Bergdahl the Presidents answer just doesn’t add up. In my opinion a harshly worded question and a bad answer.

  22. Bergdal was in the U.S. Military sent by the U.S. government. The four people arrested in Iran are private citizens there on their own decisions.

  23. I so VERY much loved that! Major Garrett has been a pompous ass ever since he got that job. I USED to think he was kinda smart…I know better now. Kudos to the POTUS!

  24. Im sure it will get him a segment on fox.
    Obama is so very calm, cool and collected…until you try to mess with him, love his response. Wonder if Major has some splaining to do to his boss.

  25. Hell, I would just like to see one of these juveniles ask Netanyahu, republicans and democrats theirs alternative plan. Because tired bumper stickers slogans aka “No deal is better than a bad deal,” “you should negotiate a better deal,” “should have walk away.” Are not a alternative it call chicken sh%^.

    Because repubs don’t give a damn and dems are cowards. They to scare to give authorization for military action in the ME.

  26. JC, Thank you for your comments.
    Major Garrett came to CBS by way of Fox “News”. He was their only semi legitimate correspondent. The current Head of CBS news, used to be the head of Fox “News”.
    So, no surprise here.
    Thanks again for your always relevant comments!

  27. Rev, indeed!
    Helen Thomas who was a White House Correspondent since Eisenhower or Kennedy, asked Baby Bush too many pertinent questions from the front row and was muffled and sent to the back of the room.
    So, your take on this is spot on!!!

  28. How about getting the imprisoned Americans released as a condition BEFORE the deal is signed? Am I the only one that makes sense to?

  29. Those are totally separate negotiations. Only teapubs attach irrelevant things into policy. These were negotiations to prevent nuclear weapons only! Next time, actually listen to his answers.

  30. Only someone totally clueless to foreign policy (Obama) wouldn’t include the American prisoners’release as part of any deal, Bebe…

  31. OK, the issue with the prisoners is separate from the nuclear weapon talks. If you were paying attention the first time, I wouldn’t have repeat what bebe said.

    Oh, and you want to talk about being clueless about foreign policy. At least this president doesn’t go to war on false pretenses and basically violate a nation the same way a rapist would violate his victim (Sorry for the awkward sounding analogy, but it makes sense when you think about it).

    All the right wants is war, because peace doesn’t give their buddies in the military the big bucks. Remember that.

  32. You have no clue about negotiating do you?
    Let’s try to explain it to you so that your simple mind might understand (hopefully it will but, I doubt it).

    I found some intelligent responses from people on another site that explains it, in plain English, to people like you:

    “Tying the release of prisoners to the arms deal would have been a message that America is willing to give away anything (way too much=weakness) to get the prisoners release. America was instead able to get a better deal by having the prisoners off the table.”

    Also there was this posting about why the agreement didn’t it include the prisoners:

    “Iran would have wanted more concessions. Why give them more leverage?”

    As President Obama stated in his answer to the a**hole, the negotiations for the prisoners are still being worked on and is a separate issue, (a diplomatic one at that, which shouldn’t be tied to the nuclear agreement).

    President Obama is not the clueless one here…it is you!!!

  33. POTUS and all government should answer tough and sometimes “disrespectful” questions.

    We have lost sight of the fact they answer to the people.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed

  34. Yeah, that’s the kind of answer I’d expect from a lib Kool-Aid drinker. And this is what we get when we elect a community organizer for president… Even Hillary has more experience and can lie better than O…

  35. That was not a case of answering a question. It was a case of calling out a reporter attempting to give his version of the answer.

  36. Van–you haven’t a clue about what goes on in these types of important negotiations; therefore your post idiotic. As the President said, the release of those four people is also being negotiated, but it’s a totally separate issue and had no business being brought up during this particular news conference.

  37. Major Garrett’s level of disrespect shown towards President Obama is outrageous. Garrett ought to lose his accreditation as a White House correspondent. CBS should remove Garrett as their representative at White House Press Conferences.

  38. I find it hard to get behind someone who can come up with no other adjective than a vulgar slang word to express himself. And why does the race card always have to be played? We know our president is black. Do we refer to our past presidents as “white”?

  39. Heaven forbid that we try peace first instead of bomb, bomb, bomb! If we had negotiated getting the prisoners back first, there would be no nuclear agreement! The other counties that are also in this agreement don’t care about those prisoners other than the U.S.
    Once again, you “people” on the right have nothing to offer, no solutions, no alternative plan, no clue; all you have our your twisted, uneducated opinions! You on the right are just a bunch of idiots!

  40. The question Major asked was not tough, and it was totally meant to disrespect. Strange how silent Major arse was during the Bu$h Administration.

  41. Well the Lib Kool-aid drinker has accomplished more in 1 year than you’ve accomplished in your entire misspent life.

    Your jealousy is obvious.

    The community organizer has demonstrated more capability, than the retards that the GOP has been pawning off of us.

  42. Correction: I meant all you have are, not our, your twisted, uneducated opinions! Responding to idiots like “van” gets me thinking what my response will be way faster than I can type…I’m getting old!

  43. I saw the bit on CBS news last night. Major really did make a bit of a puffed up a** of himself. Our President handled the whole thing so very well and, if I had gotten a look like that from either of my parents, I would know it was time to be quiet.

  44. “You people?” “Idiots?” That’s also the lib way– throw insults. You guys always preach tolerance, as long as the subject is what you’re for. But someone disagrees and you come unglued!

  45. Wow, what a come back! Why don’t you hop on over to fox’s website or even Yahoo website for that matter and see all you IDIOTS on the right spewing insults, name calling, intolerance, hate, etc. about the President and those on the left who have a brain, unlike you! You are so pathetic!!!

  46. “You guys” always preach hate and war, because theres money to be made from it! Or is it the attention it demands? If you find yourself insulted by this statement or the question, then I guess the shoe fits.

  47. Whatever, bud. I do hope one day you and your like-minded lib friends can put aside your personal animosity and sub-adult behavior and consider more practical approaches to our country’s problems…

  48. There is a difference between agreeing to disagree with someone whose ideas differ being based on facts.

    However, when people disagree and their ideas are based on lies ahem (GOPT–Fox), CERTAINLY people who have the facts will become passionate about defending their beliefs because if they are based on FACTS they have every right.

    In addition, thank you for the compliment when you call someone a Liberal, I am and proud to be one.

    This is a liberal, for your information: A political theory founded on the natural goodness of humans and the autonomy of the individual and favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority.


  49. First off, I not your bud! Second, the fact that you continue to ignore, not acknowledge, and/or admit that you “people” on the right don’t spew hate, name calling, insults, etc., (I suggested that you go to Fox’s website or Yahoo’s website to prove that you on the right do but, I knew you wouldn’t), shows that you are the ones that are with the sub-adult, (I’m being generous in saying that about you on the right; you on the right are more like 2 year olds), behavior. Your side has no plan, no alternative, nothing to fix our problems. At least the left side is trying to do something for EVERYONE, not just for the 1% like all you “people” on the right want to do!!
    What do you have for a suggestion, idea, solution to fix the country’s problem? I won’t count on getting anything out of you because, you never responded to the postings above in regards to why didn’t President Obama released the prisoners first. You have no clue, no solution, nothing!!

  50. “By liberalism I don’t mean the creed of any party or any century. I mean a generosity of spirit, a tolerance of others, an attempt to comprehend otherness, a commitment to the rule of law, a high ideal of the worth and dignity of man, a repugnance for authoritarianism and a love of freedom” [Alan Paton Lecture at Yale University]

  51. Van: We talking apples and oranges here man…. The Nuclear disarmament negotiations was NOT about releasing no American prisoners. Get that fact straight in your head. That problem WILL no doubt, be addressed at another time, if not probably happening right now, out of the public’s eye (behind closed doors). When the negotiations are finalized, we shall see the release of those four “detainees”. Read through the lines at the Obama response to Major Garret’s inquiry about the 4 “detainees” in Iran’s prison system. {{{{ We are doing something RIGHT NOW; but I ain’t about to tell you or anybody just this moment….wait and see, ok?}}}.
    So, wait for the other show. Coming attraction headlines: IRANIANS RELEASE US PRISONERS. Obama is on a roll. Proceed.

  52. Van: You are an annoying A$$ Hole! The minute you bring up the old, tired, foolish dumbass: Obama=Community Organizer spiel, you show your total bottom feeder, non-intellectual frame of mind. That’s the FOX and ignorant Republicans’ version of the President. The “community organizer” is showing more Presidential moxie and acumen than ANY of the wannabee Republican Presidential candidates waiting to show off their not ready for the prime time Presidential aspirations. So get with the program, that train has left the station, and you seem to not have noticed. Which says a lot. Keep embarrassing yourself. Other posters will continue to tear you apart. Glutton for punishment? Are you?

  53. The only sense you are making is none dumbass. Did we sign the SALT treaties with the Soviet Union on them holding dissidents?

    And if the President did get the prisoners released then we would be hearing from dumbasses like yourself the President traded hostages to give the Iranians nuclear weapons. Don’t believe me? See SGT.Robert Bowdrie “Bowe” Bergdahl

  54. “You people?” “Idiots?” That’s also the lib way– throw insults. You guys always preach tolerance, as long as the subject is what you’re for. But someone disagrees and you come unglued!

    Don’t like insults? Then don’t throw them out first. We’re just treating you the same way you’ve treated us- first.

    Tolerance is not stupidity, we’re not gonna give hug therapy to a rabid animal.

    If you wanna disagree- fine. Just try to do so in an adult manner- if you’re capable of that that is.

  55. Whatever, bud. I do hope one day you and your like-minded lib friends can put aside your personal animosity and sub-adult behavior and consider more practical approaches to our country’s problems…

    You mean like not bombing the fcuk out of countries who didn’t do anything to us?

    It’s easy to take it personally when you birth control poster children pitch hissy fits every time someone disagrees with you.

  56. …Minor Garrett is an excellent reason NOT to watch CBS…{Actually I tapered off after Papa Walter retired…and quit after Dan Rather was forced out}
    …as for our Teatard trolls like van…I learned in the Navy never to let an arsehole provoke me…take action at the time and manner of my choosing…{then insure they never attack me again!!!}

  57. Obviously I will be the only person commenting from the right, but I want to know, why is it such a bad thing to ask the President about the 4 hostages? Iran is a terrorist regime, and they have not been stopped from getting nuclear capabilities, only delayed. They’ve made absolutely no concessions in this deal, and they’ve gotten everything they want, such as 24 day notification before inspections (remember Obama and Kerry once said it would have to be anytime inspections and then they back tracked) and billions of dollars to spend as they wish. AND, they still have our hostages, who are being held on trumped up charges. When Bowe Bergdahl was being held, the Obama administration went on and on about no man being left behind and traded 5 terrorists for his sorry, deserting ass. But, it’s not ok to ask Obama about Iran holding Americans hostage? What happened to no man left behind?

  58. (Heavy sigh)

    1) it was asked rhetorically and in a sarcastic manner.
    2) we are already in negotiations with Iran about getting them released.
    3) Iran most certainly did make concessions.

    When Bowe Bergdahl got released the RightWing went from idolizing him to branding him a traitor.

    What happened to the Right’s notion of no man left behind?

  59. Got Bin Laden Dumbass.

    Ended diplomatic isolation of Cuba.

    HALVED THE NUMBER OF RUSSIAN AND AMERICAN NUCLEAR MISSILE LAUNCHERS. Obama signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia as part of his push to reduce the emphasis on nuclear weapons in the U.S. and Russia’s deterrence strategies. In the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the administration sought to limit the role of the U.S.’s nuclear deterrent by declaring the U.S. will not use or threaten the use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states that are party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

    Got rid of Syria’s chemical weapons without a single American life lost

    I could go on but I don’t want to overload your lizard brain

  60. Really? Got Bin Ladin– Why didn’t he just use the usual drone strike? Why did he choose to put American lives in harms’s way? Of course we lost a copter and our main informant is still left behind in jail.
    Cuba? What’s changed for them? Castro tyrants are still in charge.
    Syria? “Cross my red line” Syria?!
    Russia? What’s slowing them down? The’re massing on the Ukraine and buzzing our coastlines weekly with Tu-95s. So tell me if you can. You can’t so you’ll just insult me!

  61. I swear you “people” on the right are incapable of looking this stuff up on your own, (must be the incompetency in all of you)!

    To add to djchefron list:

    Wound down both the Bush/Cheney wars;

    Bilateral climate change deal with China;

    Improved ties with India, Latin America.

    Like djchefron said we could go on but, we don’t want to overload your lizard brain!

  62. The stupid just burns. In order to verify his death you had to have a body plus the intell we got from the raid.
    So we got rid of the weapons without a single American life lost and you are talking about a red line? Child go wipe your nose because you are full of snot. And do you really know that Assad use them?
    Who Really Used Chemical Weapons in Syria?

    What does getting rid of Nuclear launches have to do with the Ukraine? You don’t even know what is going on there. The Conflict in Ukraine: a Historical Perspective http://www.summer.harvard.edu/blog-news-events/conflict-ukraine-historical-perspective

    I guess 50 years of failure concerning Cuba is an success in your dumbass world. Jesus H Christ had major hip surgery and I come back to this idiocy

  63. djchefron didn’t insult you…you would have to have a brain and/or intelligence to be insulted…you have neither!

  64. Hey Kwolf, old buddy!
    Cutting and running from Iraq, yeah that’s going well. Latin America? Do they love us in Venezuela? India? they’re allies. Chicoms? Still burning as much coal as they want. There is one country O is having success with– Israel and Netanyahu. He continues to undermine him.

    India is our friend and ally was you out to lunch when we sign a historical nuclear deal with them?
    Relations between the US and India look better today

    Big Question: Closer ties between India and the US would have been unthinkable a year ago after a diplomatic row, but Barack Obama’s visit heralds new opportunities

    Chicoms? Short for Chinese Communist and sometimes Chinese Communications (military intel, not normal language), and also widely used in military terms to describe something Chinese such as a Type-56 assault rifle or a Chicom Bag and sometimes in general to things which pertain to asian communism. Chicom originated out of the Vietnam War and was first used as slang for tiny burlap bags or packets which usually contained Chinese, NVA, or Vietcong made communist propaganda as well as intel, ammo, food, medical supplies, etc. I don’t know what that has to do with our relations since your dumbass waddle down to Walmart to buy their goods.

    Yes China does burn coal but they are transiting to renewables at a faster rate than the US
    China Leads In Renewable Investment — Again!

    We are not going to get very far if you keep insisting on injecting your dumfukery

  66. Ha ha! We won’t get far because liberals are inherently miserable. You can’t respsond to facts, so all you do is throw insults. That’s why historically democratically-run institutions like Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, etc., are so miserable!

  67. A few years back Hillary gave a speech wherein she mentioned that If Obama walked on water, the Republicans would say he couldn’t swim.

    As demonstrated in this column- She was talking about such morons as van.

    van- when you start to act like an adult- we’ll treat you like one.

  68. We have given you countless facts that you’ve chosen to ignore- just like Creationists do all of the time.

    Riddle me this Joker- why are Red States so steadfastly the biggest moochers of welfare money?

  69. Those are only cities, how about these WHOLE states??
    Republicans love running state deficits.
    New Jersey – $7.25 billion deficit
    Wisconsin – $2.2 billion budget deficit
    Florida – $1.3 billion deficit
    Louisiana – $1.6 billion deficit
    Wisconsin – $2.2 billion budget deficit
    Pennsylvania – $1.8 billion deficit
    Kansas – $1 billion deficit
    Arizona – $1.5 billion deficit
    Alaska – $3.5 billion deficit
    Alabama – $950 million deficit
    Alabama – $700 million deficit
    Michigan – $454 million deficit
    North Carolina – $445 million deficit
    Oklahoma – $600 million deficit
    Maryland – $1.2 billion deficit
    Texas – $27 billion deficit

  70. I love how Conservatives always point to Detroit as a Democratic failure, it goes so far beyond that. For the simple minded, Detroit’s fall is in direct correlation with the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs, which believe it or not is the fault of both parties. Yet it’s mainly the Republicans who don’t care about bringing those jobs back or increasing taxes on the American businesses that choose to outsource. Educate yourself before flapping your gums on shit you know absolutely nothing about.

    Outsourcing to China Cost U.S. 3.2 Million Jobs Since 2001
    New research shows that more than three-quarters of jobs lost were in manufacturing.

  71. Mr. van, if you would be so kind to answer this unfortunate and unworthy question:

    What exactly is the meaning of the word in your last speech- the word I’m referring to is: “Respsond”.

    Is this word from your Reptilian Overlords?

  72. Best take that Oxycontin carefully DJ, look what it did to Rush.

    When I was going to the ER last year, the Docs there handed it out like candy.

  73. We didn’t cut and run from Iraq you freaking moron!
    Fact: On 12/14/2008 two agreements were signed by Bush and Prime Minister Maliki: the Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA) and a security agreement, Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). In that agreement there is the following:

    All the US Forces shall withdraw from the Iraqi territory no later than 12/31/2011;

    All US Combat Forces shall withdrawal from Iraqi cities, villages, and localities no later than the time at which Iraqi Security Forces assume full responsibility for security in an Iraqi province provided that such withdrawal is completed no later than 06/30/2009;

    The US recognizes the sovereign right of the Government of Iraq to request the departure of the US Forces from Iraq at any time. The Government of Iraq recognizes the sovereign right of the US to withdrawal the US Forces from Iraq at any time.

    President Obama abided by this agreement and withdrew the troops…we didn’t cut and run!

  74. Just Moongrim.


    For taking time away from your busy schedule to respond to my silly question.

  75. Oh, and by the way, and this is a proven fact, (something you “people” on the right fail to grasp), if it wasn’t for the a**hole, incompetent Bush invading Iraq in the first place, (which he had no reason and/or right to do), there would be no ISIS/ISIL today!

  76. Thanks KWolfe, I was going o type sort of the same comeback, you beat me to it..Was sort of slow, trying to be nice. Not a good idea when taking on the thugs.

  77. Naw I banned a Richard a while back and since he loves this site he decided to come back. I really need to keep track of IP addresses

  78. I think this whole thing could of been better if the President started by saying this:

    “That’s a clown question, bro”.

    I would have to think that a journalist, even one like Major, would know that the negotiations for the release of the prisoners is something separate from the main deal. Then again, he worked at Fox News… being truthful isn’t something they have any use for.

  79. He answered the question. Just because you didn’t like the answer doesn’t mean he didn’t answer the question. You sound like a child who thinks if they ask for a cookie more than once the answer will magically change to one they like better.

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