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Obama Under Fire Over Afghan 'Insult'
Adelaide Now ^ | 07.12.2008 | Stephen Collinson

Posted on 07/11/2008 10:40:08 PM PDT by Coffee200am

WHITE House hopeful Barack Obama has said the Afghan government of President Hamid Karzai has not "gotten out of the bunker" to rebuild the war-torn country. Senator Obama's comments, ahead of an expected visit to Afghanistan in the coming weeks, drew immediate fire from Republicans, who accused him of insulting a key US "war on terror" ally.
Senator Obama also said in an interview with CNN, to be broadcast in full this weekend, that the Bush administration had allowed al-Qaeda and the Taliban to regroup, by diverting vital US forces to the war in Iraq. "I think the Karzai government has not gotten out of the bunker and helped to organise Afghanistan and (the) government, the judiciary, police forces, in ways that would give people confidence," he said. "So there are a lot of problems there. "A big chunk of the issue is that we allowed the Taliban and al-Qaeda to regenerate itself when we had them on the ropes. "That was a big mistake and it's one I'm going to correct when I'm president."

Senator Obama's Republican foes accused him of ignoring multiple assassination attempts against Karzai, and of offending a vital US ally. "Barack Obama had no interest in Afghanistan until he started running for president," said Republican National Committee spokesman Alex Conant. "Obama has never visited Afghanistan to meet our allies on the ground, yet he is audacious enough to assert that President Karzai has not gotten 'out of the bunker'. "Obama's words are naively out-of-touch with reality and offensive to America's allies."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; afghanistan; gaffe; insult; karzai; obama

1 posted on 07/11/2008 10:40:09 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: Coffee200am

Obama-lama-ding-dong demonstrates once again why he is way too inexperienced to even be considered as President of the United States.

Hasn’t even been to Afghanistan but he’s going to pass judgment on what or what isn’t being done there.

What a doofus.


2 posted on 07/11/2008 10:43:14 PM PDT by mkjessup (Obama-flakes! = Little suntanned Jimmy Carters with twice the empty rhetoric , from DNC cereals!)
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To: Coffee200am

Funny, Barack hasn’t jumped off the porch to ever have a real job in his life.


3 posted on 07/11/2008 10:46:30 PM PDT by rightwinggoth
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To: mkjessup

Change...and hope....wonder how the troops are going to treat him...


4 posted on 07/11/2008 10:46:36 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: Coffee200am

"If I were President Karzai,
I'd want to cut his n#ts off."

5 posted on 07/11/2008 10:47:29 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Polybius

HA!! good one!!


6 posted on 07/11/2008 10:50:32 PM PDT by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: Coffee200am
Change...and hope....wonder how the troops are going to treat him...

Probably with more respect than he deserves. After all, those are OUR troops, and they treated even the Hildab*tch with respect when she was in Iraq mugging for the cameras in past years.
7 posted on 07/11/2008 10:54:20 PM PDT by mkjessup (Obama-flakes! = Little suntanned Jimmy Carters with twice the empty rhetoric , from DNC cereals!)
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To: Coffee200am
"...it's one I'm going to correct when I'm president."

A little presumptuous, Obama is? Well, the voters will decide that.

8 posted on 07/11/2008 10:59:13 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Coffee200am

This punk reminds me of John F’in Kerry. In one breath they say they are going to “repair America’s image abroad” and in the very next they insult our allies. Arrogant, self-important, inexperienced; same-same.


9 posted on 07/11/2008 11:11:23 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Polybius
As President of Afghanistan, I imagine part of his traditional uniform would be a pulwar. This distinctive Afghan version of the scimitar is perfect for turning insulting foreign diplomats into sopranos.

Although from the looks of the fish symbol in the maker's mark near the hilt, I'd say this pulwar was likely made by a Christian.

10 posted on 07/11/2008 11:11:49 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. - George Patton)
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To: Polybius

Bullseye!

FR: where the sharpest-shooting wits are found.

The Algonquin Round Table for right-wingers!


11 posted on 07/11/2008 11:22:55 PM PDT by karnage
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To: Coffee200am

The way this guy is going, I don’t even know if he’s going to make it to the Convention...and I’m not kidding.


12 posted on 07/11/2008 11:39:43 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: mkjessup

After all, those are OUR troops, and they treated even the Hildab*tch with respect”

I know - but it’s because they’re a class act. First-class.


13 posted on 07/11/2008 11:46:23 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: Hildy

The way this guy is going, I don’t even know if he’s going to make it to the Convention...and I’m not kidding.”

ohhhhhhhhh, don’t we wish. only in our dreams, I’m afraid.


14 posted on 07/11/2008 11:48:17 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: llandres

The democraps are not worthy of them. That’s why we cannot let this empty suit puppet of leftist handlers/power brokers become the CIC.


15 posted on 07/11/2008 11:48:40 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: llandres

Any other year, I’d be with ya..but this year? It’s been a roller coaster.


16 posted on 07/11/2008 11:51:11 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Coffee200am

Hey, they’re just people clinging to their guns and religion and they have antipathy towards those not like them. Can’t really expect much from them. /sarc


17 posted on 07/11/2008 11:52:24 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: Eagles6

Obama is surprised over the big problem this has caused.


19 posted on 07/12/2008 12:37:30 AM PDT by DeLaine (http://youtube.com/watch?v=s-ql6YC0gJM)
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To: DeLaine

Hey, those people in fly over country just don’t understand what’s good for ‘em.


20 posted on 07/12/2008 1:24:20 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: Coffee200am

Obama missed Afghanistan hearings:

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/obama-absent-at-afghanistan-hearings-2008-03-01.html


21 posted on 07/12/2008 1:53:00 AM PDT by JavaJumpy (We should be embarrassed by a presidential candidate who's embarrassed by us. - Mike Church)
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To: mkjessup

Barack Obama thinks outside the box from inside his as*.


22 posted on 07/12/2008 2:12:57 AM PDT by awaken2spirit (When one fornicates with ignorance, the result of that union is chaos.)
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To: F15Eagle

Job Listing:

President of the United States of America

This is an entry level position and requires minimal experience. You will preside over the most powerful nation on earth. As president, you will be responsible for both the foreign and domestic policies of the United States. You will be responsible for the security of the nation and command one of the most powerful military forces on the planet. You will negotiate treaties with foreign nations and often be called upon to meet with foreign leaders. This is a learn as you go position and inexperience is preferable.

The desirable candidate should be at least 40 years of age and a natural citizen of the United States. You should be young and hip in appearance, and have a charismatic personality. The ideal candidate embraces multicultural diversity and must have great abilities as an orator. It will be your job to motivate the nation with idealistic sounding but vacuous ideas to manipulate people on an emotional level. Preference will be given to Affirmative Action candidates. Old white men need not apply.


23 posted on 07/12/2008 2:17:31 AM PDT by awaken2spirit (When one fornicates with ignorance, the result of that union is chaos.)
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To: Coffee200am
audacious enough to assert that President Karzai has not gotten 'out of the bunker'

The Audacity of Arrogance

24 posted on 07/12/2008 2:40:27 AM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: Coffee200am

Sounds like a man who’s been taking foreign policy advice from the SDS roundtable at Ridgemont High.


25 posted on 07/12/2008 2:47:09 AM PDT by Uncle Ralph (Democracy guarantees nothing more than the best government people deserve.)
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To: Coffee200am
"That was a big mistake and it's one I'm going to correct when I'm president."

Boy, you spend my son's life needlessly as part of your on the job training to try to impersonate a man and I'm holding you personally responsible. I don't forgive and I don't forget.

Cpl. RushLake, USMC is standing in the breach this morning and proud to be doing so.

26 posted on 07/12/2008 3:04:28 AM PDT by RushLake (Typical, and proud, White person.)
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To: awaken2spirit

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry...but I’ve read enough this morning to know I need to take a break.


27 posted on 07/12/2008 3:12:07 AM PDT by JavaJumpy (We should be embarrassed by a presidential candidate who's embarrassed by us. - Mike Church)
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To: Hildy

I agree...the Hilldog is just waiting for the BM ship to sink. We are better off having BHO as the nominee, I can still see him being defeated handily inspite of McCain’s inept campaign.


28 posted on 07/12/2008 3:36:06 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: mkjessup

Obama is not fit to shine President Karzai’s shoes.


29 posted on 07/12/2008 4:37:37 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Coffee200am

I hope Karzai tells Obama to buzz off. Apparently, NASCAR has already.


30 posted on 07/12/2008 4:49:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Coffee200am

Come out of the bunker? When’s Obama going to come out of the closet?


31 posted on 07/12/2008 5:22:14 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Just a bitter South Carolinian clinging to my religion and guns.)
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