Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Politico Reports on Obama's Afghanistan Speech

With the headline:

Obama's Afghanistan speech reveals war that no longer seems so smart"

Hmm, this wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that 2012 is quickly approaching and B has pissed off his anti-war base for the past 2 1/2 years by continuing all of the previous administration's war policies?

Nah, must be another one of my conspiracy theories.

Let's see what else we have.

But that just cause, in Obama’s view, is no longer reason enough for what had essentially become an open-ended U.S. commitment. So the president has opted for a faster-than-expected withdrawal timetable against the advice of senior military advisers, including Gen. David Petraeus.

Alright, so B, who knows as much about military strategy as I know about brain surgery, is going against the advice of senior military advisors.  Got it.

"These long wars must come to a responsible end [and] we must learn from their lessons,” said Obama

Responsible, in this sense, meaning going against the General in charge of the operation and allowing the Taliban to regain control of the country and once again become a breeding ground for terrorists by pulling out early to appease the far left. Oh and spreading our fighting forces thin, thus further endangering those who stay. Yes, "responsible".

“We must embrace America’s singular role in the course of human events but we must also be as pragmatic as we are passionate, as strategic as we are resolute. When threatened we must respond with force – but when that force can be targeted, we need not deploy large armies overseas.”

Remind me again how the whole Libya thing is going? And that's the tactic Obama wants to use in Afghanistan?

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