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"And the surge was a major success in stabilizing the country-which was controversial at the time (and was not favored by key Dems including Obama)."

The surge was a correction need to fix the poor planning that went into the Iraq invasion and occupation.

"We needed leadership, and he provided it."

He fixed the problem he caused by his own ineptitude, and it took way too long to do so. That isn't leadership, its a fumble.

"Now, to be fair, he has taken some nice vacations, played lots of golf (something Bush did not do in wartime)..."

Whooops. "Now watch this drive";

You really do just make stuff up. But you get partial credit, since even though Bush said we were, we haven't been at war with anyone in a long time. Not officially, anyway. So 'wartime' is BS.
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