Video: Gretchen Carlson Catches Gibbs In A Bold Faced Lie

Does anyone in this administration have any sense of shame at all? How can Robert Gibbs, speaking for The Commander and Chief,  lie about an issue so important to the troops; one that can be easily fact checked, on YouTube no less?

Here’s Greg Hengler’s  video: Busted! Fox’s Carlson Catches Gibbs In A Naked Lie–Asks 6 Times If Obama Will Credit Bush Tonight

Props to Gretchen Carlson. I had no idea she was such a badass.

It seems that the White House is making a concerted effort to change the narrative, unaware, apparently that most people know how to use Google. Gibbs, in his White House briefing, yesterday, said:

“The president always believed that you would change part of the security situation by vastly increasing the number of troops.”

Uh….sure he did.

Peter Wehner wrote this piece in The Weekly Standard in July, 2008, when Obama was finally coming around to admitting the surge’s success, after months of  slamming it .

In October 2006–three months before the president’s new strategy was unveiled–Obama said, “It is clear at this point that we cannot, through putting in more troops or maintaining the presence that we have, expect that somehow the situation is going to improve, and we have to do something significant to break the pattern that we’ve been in right now.”

On January 10, 2007, the night the surge was announced, Obama declared, “I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq are going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse.” A week later, he insisted the surge strategy would “not prove to be one that changes the dynamics significantly.” And in reaction to the president’s January 23 State of the Union address, Obama said,

“I don’t think the president’s strategy is going to work. We went through two weeks of hearings on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; experts from across the spectrum–military and civilian, conservative and liberal–expressed great skepticism about it. My suggestion to the president has been that the only way we’re going to change the dynamic in Iraq and start seeing political commendation is actually if we create a system of phased redeployment. And, frankly, the president, I think, has not been willing to consider that option, not because it’s not militarily sound but because he continues to cling to the belief that somehow military solutions are going to lead to victory in Iraq”.

In July, after evidence was amassing that the surge was working, Obama said, “My assessment is that the surge has not worked.”

Obama, then, was not only wrong about the surge; he was spectacularly wrong. And he continued to remain wrong even as mounting evidence of its success gave way to overwhelming evidence of its success.

More via Polifact:

On July 18, 2007, Obama told Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show, “My assessment is that the surge has not worked and we will not see a different report eight weeks from now.”

He continued: “And it is my assessment and the American people’s assessment that this strategy has not worked, that al-Qaida has gotten stronger in Afghanistan and Pakistan, that we are fighting on the wrong battlefield and the Iraqi government has not done the work it needs to do to resolve the civil war in Iraq.”

So while Bush was “clinging to his belief that military solutions would somehow lead to victory in Iraq”, Obama was slamming the effort every chance he got.  Well, it turns out the bitter clinger was right, and Obama was spectacularly wrong. But after watching Gibbs skirt Carlson’s question six times, I won’t hold my breath waiting for Obama to give Bush any credit for winning the war. I honestly don’t think he has it in him.


Q: Has Obama gotten anything right on Iraq?

A: No.

RCP: Krauthammer: Obama “Failed” His One Task In Iraq

MORE: Flashback: What Democrats Said Then

Mike Pence: Give Credit Where Credit is Due in Tonight’s Speech

Photoshop alert:

Gateway Pundit: If Saddam Was Still Alive Today…

You know he’s right.



12 thoughts on “Video: Gretchen Carlson Catches Gibbs In A Bold Faced Lie

  1. Nice Deb,
    Gibbs and Sportin’ Life may seem cute to their base, but The People are not blind to these Slimy Weasels. They continue to erode confidence in themselves in even the most Demonic/Possesed/Liberals.
    QUESTION: Has Obama done anything right about anything?
    ANSWER: Except for contining Bush’s policy of baling out the financial system when it needed it (but has managed to achieve a far, far bigger mess) NO!
    (Sura 2:29)


  2. Nice Deb,
    BTW, I kept waiting for Clinton to do something right, and like all other Liberals, (except for FLMA) he did everything completely ass backwards. He even made the Balkans worse, quite a feat!, and screwed up trying to look tough on Saddam bombing Baghdad, and was and abject coward in the face of Terrorists. We shall be living with the results of his Gross Incompetance, his Cowardice, and his Crimes for a long time to come.

    (Sura 2:29)


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  5. Robert (“Baghdad Bob”) Gibbs does it again.

    For some odd reason, when Bush said “Major combat operations are over” some years back, he was ridiculed by the MSM. Now that Obama says that the war’s over (even though 40,000 or 50,000 troops will stay behind), everybody cheers.

    It’s unlikely that there won’t be any more shots fired, or bombs exploded over there – at least not in this century.

    Afghanistan is another story. You can do an archaeological dig just about anywhere, and you’ll find the blood of armies layer by layer: At the top, American and Afghan blood; under that, Russian and Afghan blood; under that, British and Afghan; under that, Mongols; and more under that. They’re all gone now – except us – and Afghanistan is much like it was in 652, when Islam came to the country and took it over.

    Can anyone think of an outcome where we can say, “We’ve done what needed doing”?


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  7. Well Said Becky…I totally agree with you..Gibbs is such an arrogant, rude man. And guess what I can’t take this anymore…freaking out with this politics…


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