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  • faustmanv@sbcglobal.net faustmanv Oct 28, 2009 10:25 AM Flag

    Krauthammer Condemns Obama’s Blame Bush Routine

     

    Charles Krauthammer Says Barack Obama's Attacks On Bush are "Disgusting"
    The Deadliest Month ever in the War and somehow it's Bush's Fault? Obama is the one that is Drifting and Weak that is why our Enemy is on the Offense and our Troops Morale is in the Crapper! They know Obama doesn't give a Damn! If He did He would have sent more troops to Secure the Country so our soldiers would be in a safer situation! This President Does Not Know What The He!! He Is Doing! Or does he want our kids to die? Charles nails it...Watch>>
    http://governmentmess.blogspot.com/2009/10/krauthammer-condemns-obamas-blame-bush.html

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    • daleandersen@sbcglobal.net daleandersen Oct 29, 2009 10:17 AM Flag

      >>> let's just send more of our sons and daughters to their deaths with no goal or mission whatsoever.

      I'm certain that you missed my point... I don't want America's sons and daughters to go to their death with no clearly defined goal or mission -- but that would depend upon the president you voted for and support to determine what that mission is exactly. When President Bush left office, things in Afghanistan and Pakistan were pretty much under control. Now with President Obama in office, we see that the Taliban and the terrorists don't fear President Obama or the United States at all. They sense that they can do anything they want without fear of retribution... Every day President Obama doesn't make a decision on the supported commander's troop request emboldens our enemies.

      >>> I'm not some peacenik, pot-smoking hippie who wants everyone to be in love

      I'm not either. I am a military veteran with over 20-years on active duty. I spent seven years of my career working in an organization that did contingency and exercise planning and execution at a major command. I know a thing or two about what’s going on.

      I'm also not a mercenary, a Limbaugh follower, or beholden to the MSM when it comes to military issues. I can make up my own mind -- and do so every day. I read the high points of Hoh's resignation. I understand his frustrations. I get it.

      It is highly probable that in order to secure Afghanistan, we will have to provide an occupying force that remains in place indefinitely. Of course, the stabilizing effect that will have on Pakistan and Iraq, in addition to Afghanistan, will pay for itself in terms of insuring the free flow of oil. If we leave, it is nearly certain that the region will be cut off from the west, along with the oil supply (see the Carter doctrine that states that the United States will go to war to insure the free flow of oil).

      Until the United States, and the world, find enough alternatives to using oil to satisfy their primary energy needs, the free flow of oil will continue to be an issue. As a super-power, our country will need to do what it must to make certain that oil is available and affordable. Our economy and our lifestyles depend upon it. Yes – even at the expense of our sons and daughters.

    • ..."those things will get President Obama and Congress interested in the war that they’ve chosen to fight."

      The war that was chosen to fight eight years ago was aimed at Osama bin Laden's training camps, not a decade-long nation building exercise in futility to prop up another corrupt and un-popular regime that also runs the world opium trade.

      "If he had only supplied the reinforcements that General McCrystal had requested, would those eighteen fallen heroes be dead now?"

      What a disgusting and pathetic statement. Great idea - let's just send more of our sons and daughters to their deaths with no goal or mission whatsoever. You want someone to resign? Someone already has, but I doubt you have any clue. Read about Matt Hoh - get some facts - drop the MLM referenced Limbaugh crap, and learn something about which you attempt to speak. Then, if you really want folks in Afghanistan, go join a mercenary group for the big bucks. Meanwhile, America's about to tell these clowns we're no longer going to waste our sons and daughters in another civil war of illiterate, ungrateful people who practice fundamentalist gender genocide and who don't want us around in the first place.

      In addition to the story below, a link is provided to his entire 4 page resignation letter, which I highly recommend anyone interested in fairly evaluating the situation in Afghanistan, read.

      U.S. official resigns over Afghan war
      Foreign Service officer and former Marine captain says he no longer knows why his nation is fighting

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/26/AR2009102603394_pf.html

      "I'm not some peacenik, pot-smoking hippie who wants everyone to be in love," Hoh said…his dominant experience is from the Marines, where many of his closest friends still serve. "There are plenty of dudes who need to be killed," he said of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. "I was never more happy than when our Iraq team whacked a bunch of guys."

      Hoh's doubts increased with Afghanistan's Aug. 20 presidential election, marked by low turnout and widespread fraud. He concluded, he said in his resignation letter, that the war ‘has violently and savagely pitted the urban, secular, educated and modern of Afghanistan against the rural, religious, illiterate and traditional. It is this latter group that composes and supports the Pashtun insurgency.’

      With ‘multiple, seemingly infinite, local groups,’ he wrote, the insurgency ‘is fed by what is perceived by the Pashtun people as a continued and sustained assault, going back centuries, on Pashtun land, culture, traditions and religion by internal and external enemies. The U.S. and Nato presence in Pashtun valleys and villages, as well as Afghan army and police units that are led and composed of non-Pashtun soldiers and police, provide an occupation force against which the insurgency is justified.’

      American families, he said at the end of the letter, ‘must be reassured their dead have sacrificed for a purpose worthy of futures lost, love vanished, and promised dreams unkept. I have lost confidence such assurances can be made any more'."

      And somehow it seems I've heard this all before.

    • daleandersen@sbcglobal.net daleandersen Oct 29, 2009 8:28 AM Flag

      I was pretty offended this morning...

      President Obama made a midnight trip to Dover AFB, DE to honor the eighteen dead troops that just arrived from Afghanistan.

      While he snaps a smart salute, for a President, and I’m sure the MSM will talk all day about what a genuine person Obama is for honoring the fallen troops, I hope Obama is feeling really, really bad about now. If he had only supplied the reinforcements that General McCrystal had requested, would those eighteen fallen heroes be dead now?

      When the commander-in-chief (President Obama) and the supported commander (General McCrystal) are so far apart on mission and strategy, it seems to me that something needs to be done. I believe it’s time for General McCrystal to do the honorable thing and resign in protest. It's also time for the American people to start writing their elected representatives and complain about President Obama's lack of vision vociferously. Hopefully, those things will get President Obama and Congress interested in the war that they’ve chosen to fight. Maintaining the status quo in the Afghan war will only lead to more of America’s sons and daughters being killed for naught.

    • yes, because Obama doesn't support the Likud position on Israeli settlements. That's what Krauthameer and the neocons are all about.

 
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