"touting the success of his administration"
MAKES ME WANT TO RETCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If Democrats in Congress had gotten their way, we would have abandoned Iraq to the terrorists and yanked all our troops out in 2006 so they could club GWB over the head with the war he "lost"! Remember Harry Reid - "This war is lost, Mr. President!" While our brave troops were fighting and dying in that desert hell to make sure it WASN'T lost!
Now they are bending over backwards to give Obama the credit for winning a war he opposed from the get-go. The war in Iraq was won by the splendid valor and skill of our troops on the ground, by the brilliance and shrewd management of Gen. Petraeus, and by the guts of President George W. Bush, who recognized that what is right is not always popular and honored our commitment to make sure the Iraqi people remained free after Saddam was toppled.
It is sad to say, but there are many in Congress who would have preferred to see America lose a war than see a Republican President get credit for winning one. Did you notice how Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink vanished from sight the minute Obama won? The Democrats used them to help take back Congress and the White House, then showed them the door the minute they were in power.
Hopefully history will give the credit for this victory to those who deserve it, not to those who are clamoring to claim it now.