Skip to comments.A General Revolt: Vacating Iraq, talking to Iran, Taliban, Cuba
Posted on 03/12/2009 3:26:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
He hasnt been the decider very long, but the general outline of Obamas governing philosophy so far as military and international affairs has already emerged. Hes all for talking to Iran, the Taliban, the Cubans, and any other known enemy of the nation.
I had serious doubts about Bushs conduct of the war in Iraq. I was wrong. He not only saw it through to success, but he has given America a strong ally in a part of the world that is coming apart in places like Pakistan.
Why would the United States ever want to pull out any more troops from Iraq beyond that agreed to? Why would the United States commit more troops to the internal, external, and endless warfare of Afghanistan? And what the heck is the rush to leave all about?
That, however, is Obamas game plan. Largely unnoticed by the public, however, is the unhappiness of our generals. Consider that the nation expended considerable treasure and the blood of our troops to produce a result few, including myself, predicted; an Iraq that just held its second, successful and peaceful election, and an Iraqi military that is increasingly taking over the duties of our troops.
In a report by Gareth Porter, a foreign policy analyst and author of several books on the warfare, he noted that CENTCOM commander, Gen. David Petraeus and Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, along with Joint Chiefs Chairman, Adm. Mike Mullen, met with Obama on January 21st and were unsuccessful in convincing him to reconsider his campaign pledge to withdraw all U.S. troops in 16 months.
As we have clearly seen, Obamas campaign promises exist to be broken and the signing of a huge stimulus bill filled with thousands of earmarks is just the latest example.
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I want to puke every time I see him returning a salute. I wish our Marines didn’t have to salute him. The only salute he will every get from me is a single finger.