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 guess he's made his decision.
Let ‘em fight and fight to win, or get them the hell out of harm’s way.
Aha, I stand corrected. ;-)
.....0bambi jumps the whale...
The Rats used Afghanistan this go around just as they did in the 80's.....as a distraction from their efforts to surrender elsewhere.
Then it was the Central American commies there were looking to assist and used Afghanistan to pretend they weren't soft on Commies.
Now they used Afghanistan during the election to pretend they weren't soft on terrorism while they tried to secure defeat in Iraq.
Now that they no longer need to pretend, they can surrender all day to our enemies.
It may not be true Springman, hold on.
Why do you think that? President Bush is the most hated man in this country and abroad. For him to speak out against this so called messiah would cause a you know what storm.
wow. allowing a terrorist homeland is insane
I pray for this POS prez to be gone anyway possible as soon as possible. FUBO
Obama did say Victory was a bad word.
US reconsiders options in Afghanistan
By Daniel Dombey at the United Nations
Published: September 24 2009 00:03 | Last updated: September 24 2009 00:03The US said on Wednesday it was rethinking whether to embark on a full-fledged counter-insurgency campaign in Afghanistan, despite calls from top military officials for more troops and President Barack Obamas past pledges of support.
The White Houses examination of alternative options such as a scaled-down war effort concentrated on hitting al-Qaeda in Pakistan comes as the administration grapples with the aftermath of the fraud-stricken Afghan presidential election.
It may be that counter-insurgency is the ultimate method they can decide to continue to pursue, but theres going to be discussion about it, said a Pentagon spokesman on Wednesday, referring to the administrations deliberations. I dont think anybody thinks thats unreasonable.
Nevertheless, the debate comes six months after Mr Obama unveiled a wide-ranging strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan and barely a month after he described Afghanistan as a war of necessity ... fundamental to the defence of our people.
Just this week a leaked report by Gen Stanley McChrystal, the commander in Afghanistan, called for more resources to help US troops take the initiative in threatened areas. The Pentagon said on Wednesday that Gen McChrystal is expected to make a separate request for thousands more troops to Robert Gates, defence secretary, this week. But Mr Gates is likely to wait before he hands it on to Mr Obama.
Highlighting the consensus among military leaders in favour of reinforcements, Gen David Petraeus, Gen McChrystals immediate superior and architect of the surge in Iraq, added on Wednesday that he endorsed Gen McChrystals assessment of the Afghan war.
The Pentagon spokesman denied that US advocacy of counterinsurgency was imperilled, adding that Gen McChrystal was operating under the assumption that his job is to defeat al-Qaeda and use counter-insurgency to do it.
But the aftershocks of Afghanistans election have left the administration looking at alternatives including greater efforts to win round Taliban fighters.
Asked on Wednesday about a New York Times report that Joe Biden, US vice-president, was pushing for a smaller effort against extremist safe havens in Pakistan, Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, said: All options will be considered, highlighting the push against al-Qaeda. Mr Biden has worried about an escalating conflict in Afghanistan, a fear increasingly voiced by Democrats in Capitol Hill and the US public.
Expressing the opposite view, Senator John McCain, the former Republican presidential nominee, told CBS it was clear additional troops were needed. The longer we delay, the more Americans will be at risk because we havent implemented a new strategy that will succeed, he added.
Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2009.
Hey Obama, pulling out is not always a bad thing. If your dad had pulled out of your mom in time we could have avoided the hell of your Presidency.
“No freaking way......they aren’t that stupid.”
Yes freaking way.... THEY ARE THAT STUPID.
Obama isn’t getting ANYTHING NEAR the Single-Payer, nationalized healthcare he promised the sheeple, he LIED to get the Porkulus passed, he has broken campaign promise after campaign promise, and he STILL isn’t getting any heat from the MSM over it.
Afghanistan is becoming an EMBARRASSMENT to him. And these people could CARE LESS how many will have to die because of it.
Looks as if Obama was so angered by the health care debacle that he’s decided to put the pedal on the metal turn a hard left at 100 mph and his actions this past week is his revenge against those who don’t agree with him. I suspect Cuba is just around the corner with more extreme antics to come.
Kind of says all it needs to about Democrats and RINO's, anti_American scum along with the voters that put them there.
Eastern Europe thrown back to the Bear.
Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament on the table.
Afghanistan thrown back to the terrorists.
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