Skip to comments.White House considers withdrawing from Afghanistan
Posted on 09/24/2009 4:29:33 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief TourEdited on 09/24/2009 4:37:15 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Just announced by Jennifer Griffith in a live interview, WH has asked Pentagon for a formal assessment of a withdrawal from Afghanistan, that the Afghan War is no longer in our nations interest, blamed the Afghan elections.
I cannot post what I would like to say, I would be banned for sure.
Pray for our troops, their families, the souls who were lost 0n 9-11 and their families.
And Russia spent years and billions in this country and couldn’t win. If the rest of the world can’t help us then I don’t see us sacrificing more lives. I believe it was Mark Steyn that said today that no one can understand the horrible terrain, huge mountains and deserts. A terrible war to fight for our men.
Unfortunately our leader doesn’t know how to lead and we are screwed for three more years.
you are so right. I can hardly handle all of this anymore! We are going DOWN so fast and going to hit with a DESTRUCTIVE THUD~~~~
>> Didnt Obama tell us Afghanistan was the just war during the election?
Yes he did.
Never thought for one millisecond that he was anything but.
This week in America:
Terror plots foiled in NY, CO, IL and TX.
The dipstick in the WH apologies to the world, once again for the USA.
We will leave the Afghans to the fate of the S. Vietnamese
50,000 muslims will assemble in the nation's capital to "pray"
And we're getting crap about your thread content. Morons!
He also did something on another day that was related to that case. I think a live speech. I can’t remember.
Fro “Change We Can Believe In” to “Change the World Can Laugh At”.
Every soldier that gave his life.......words escape me.
"But we must never forget. This is not a war of choice," he told the VFW crowd. "This is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again."
When we were more heavily into Iraq and things didn’t look good, the left said, “Afghanistan is where we should have been all along. It’s the place where U.S. force is warranted.”
The double-standards on the left are nothing if not stupefyingly breathtaking.
Obama is a seven year old ass hat clown.
I hope you’re right.
Let 'em fight and fight to win, or get them the hell out of harm's way.
Yes he did.
Not only does al-quaida win but the mere thought of those that have died there’s family thinking they did it for no real end game cause.
Well, if that’s what he’s going to do, better now than years of status quo. Wonder who the President that cleans up this mess will be.
They may have a lot more than that if AQ takes over here and in Pakistan. A lot more.
Since the recent elections in Afghanistan apparently had so much fraud Obama has a pretext to leave. I bet that is what happens.
“Squash him like a bug! Amen.”
It can’t be true.
Now wait just a damn minute. On August 18, at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Phoenix, Obama renewed his prior commitment to dismantling Al Qaeda in Afghanistan — a struggle he said was “fundamental to the defense of our people.” He also said: “This is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity,” cautioning that the insurgency would not be defeated overnight. “Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which Al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans.” Yet the war in Afghanistan is under-resourced, under-funded and until recently has been largely ignored in favor of the war in Iraq. Aside from the VFW speech, the Obama administration has spent very little time or effort trying to raise commitment or support for its Afghanistan policy. Indeed, it’s spent more time commenting on ACORN. There are double the number of troops in Iraq than in Afghanistan right now. Adding to the frustration, in the last two weeks, top administration officials have suggested that more American troops will be sent to Afghanistan, but then turned around and called that suggestion “premature.” Earlier this month, Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that “time is not on our side”; last Thursday, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates urged the public “to take a deep breath.”
Now this? I can’t believe it.
this is simply someone “floating” the idea, final decision to be based on polls..
Can’t say what I want to say, I’d be banned, the President is a female cat.
(And of the record, I like cats wish I didn’t have to clean my thoughts.)
Yes, time will tell, but he’s in the running for daily idiot awards. Every single day it’s something new with this Boz0.
Let’s hope Obama is not this stupid and/or traitorous.
He did the campaigning on this to ein the election. He appeased all.
Now all of Hollywoos and all of the democRAT socialists are singing in the streets happy.
So 0bama did this for his own selfish reasons.
He showed us with the CIA investigation that he cares about his fringe political party and not the safety of this country.
Needs a BARF ALERT!!!...:0(
Still waitin on a link...
Dear God, PLEASE bring our kids home safely and please recognize WHO youre up against. Squash him like a bug! Amen.
Amen & Amen!!! I do not understand how God continues to bless this socialist-fascist-commie pig usurper beyond all measure or belief. Without a doubt, 0bozo ranks up with the worst & most vile human despots in history, Stalin, Mao, Genghis Khan, Hitler, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, Castro, etc. I say this because this bastard pulled the greatest coup d'tat in recorded history by falsely portraying himself as an AMERICAN, a PATRIOT, a CITIZEN, a MODERATE, and the bastard is none of these things. Because of his deceit & duplicity, he now has more opportunity to do greater evil than any of these predecessor thugs & tyrants. God, please strike down ASAP this evil reprobate imposter, who hates you, hates Christianity and hates your chosen people, the Jews. Amen!!!
I saw the broadcast as well and posted a vanity comment. Couldn’t find anything to link to but then again maybe they will just deny it, nothing they do would surpise me!
Might be a way to tell the Afghan government ‘get your act together or we pull out’
I watched a doco on the Afghan elections. One Afghani interviewed stated...’we should be given credit for having an election, what does it matter if the results are controversial...’
That’s democracy, muslim style. In one region, only 300 were brave enough to vote.
Has ayone visited the DU site? I bet they are having a party.
I say bring the boys home since without more troops they will all perish for nothing anyway. The aftermath will be the same as Vietnam and maybe when history repeats itself yet again, the conservatives will finally be able to make some headway with the complacent, titty dependent, MTV generation.
If we leave Afghanistan expect the attacks within the U.S. to skyrocket. We have three cases right now in the news, all foiled....our luck will run out.
” Even asking for the contingency plan and letting that leak would be a terrible blunder. “
Just putting this out as a trial balloon is the act of a moron .
What local would even consider aligning with and helping the US troops now ??
The tactical move for the locals now would be to side with the Taliban.
Which will guarantee more US military and coalition deaths.
First the ROEs and now this.
Obama should be in an orange jumpsuit awaiting arraignment on treason charges.
The daily award is the STUCK ON STUPID award winner.
I believe he’s won that award more than several times.
I’m not seeing this verified yet.
Hang onto your chin for a bit. ;-)
It’s all good though. The Man’s going to lay some wrap on those brothers of the book, and they’ll hand over all there C4, rat poison, and ball bearings. Then they’ll load up the hookah with some Lebanese Blonde Hash and smoke themselves a peace treaty.
It’ll be all Bob Marley and Al Green, you see.
|Coalition deaths in Afghanistan by country
Our elections had plenty of fraud for Obama so why doesn’t he leave here.
What did he give to the Russian President for us to pull out?