Barack Obama was the most disappointing in the debate. He offered an imaginative excuse for dismissing the surge: that the embrace of American forces in Iraq by Sunnis, the ruling ethnic group under Saddam Hussein, had been prompted by the Democratic election victory in 2006. The Sunnis were suddenly fearful of an American pullout that would leave them vulnerable to Shia oppression. But the Sunni Awakening was a rebellion against the brutality of al Qaeda, the one-time ally of the Sunnis in the insurgency. And it began well before the American election. Indeed Sunni leaders have made clear that the Awakening happened because of their confidence the Americans would be sticking around to protect them from al Qaeda reprisals. Democratic Leadership at it's best, Lets tell the truth, That Bush had the guts to stick it out for the greater good of this country. Hear any of the News affliates talk about the positives happening over in Iraq. Just Celebrated the one year aniversary of the surge not one word. God Bless our troops I have no respect for the Democratic leadership. Harry Reid the war is lost. Quote! Cut and Run the Democratic solution.