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Giving credit where it's due

History was made (last) week when President Obama made a speech without referring to the Bush administration in any way.

Speaking to Marines at Camp Lejeune, Obama said that a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq is achievable in the near future. Of course he gave no hint as to why.

Interestingly, the left-pleasing one-liners about the foolishness of our efforts in Iraq that propelled Obama into the Oval Office have apparently been purged from the teleprompter. I'll bet someone in Texas is smiling.

Lowell Tieszen