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Obama's plan? what plan?
New York Post ^ | September 27, 2009 | AMIR TAHERI

Posted on 09/27/2009 4:22:54 AM PDT by jersey117

Throughout last year’s presidential campaign, Barack Obama lambasted the Bush administration for fighting “the wrong war” in Iraq and ignoring the right one in Afghanistan. Iraq was a “war of choice,” Obama claimed, while Afghanistan was a “war of necessity.”

Repeatedly, he claimed that, if elected president, he’d unveil a new “stronger, smarter and comprehensive strategy.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; amirtaheri; bhohealthcare; bohica; obama; strategy; taheri; wot
My favorite line from the article:

As on so many other issues with Obama, we have “on-the-job training” on grand scale.

1 posted on 09/27/2009 4:22:54 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

He has a cunning plan.

2 posted on 09/27/2009 4:26:14 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: jersey117
“stronger, smarter and comprehensive strategy.”

Yeah, it's called a white flag.
3 posted on 09/27/2009 4:27:33 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama has even LESS experience than that idiot Jimmy Carter. How do YOU think this will turn out?)
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To: jersey117

4 posted on 09/27/2009 4:29:04 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: jersey117

“As on so many other issues with Obama, we have “on-the-job training” on grand scale.”

THE prime example of affirmative action mentality gone wrong.


5 posted on 09/27/2009 4:35:13 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: jersey117

It is simply immoral to send troops into a hostile country without a specific plan for victory. Our troops lives are not political pawns to be used for political points.


6 posted on 09/27/2009 4:40:02 AM PDT by DB
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To: DB

The Obamaites have no morality.


7 posted on 09/27/2009 4:44:45 AM PDT by exnavy (GOD save the republic)
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To: jersey117

Read today’s Mallard Filmore.


8 posted on 09/27/2009 4:46:20 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!">)
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To: DB

His plan is to get people killed unnecessarily, blame the military in general and the generals in particular, discrediting individuals, the military, and by extension America.
Who’s going to blame him? Only us nasty racists.
0bama is out to destroy America, it’s plain as day. I wouldn’t conclude that publicly in some heated moment — I serve it cold.


9 posted on 09/27/2009 4:50:13 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( If you have kids, you have no right of privacy that the govt can't flick off your shoulder.)
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To: jersey117
Zero is trying to figure out how to pull out of the war without facing criticism for doing so after claiming Afghanistan was the "proper" war. He really needn't worry, the Brown Shirt Media will cover for him no matter.

Μολὼν λάβε


10 posted on 09/27/2009 4:50:23 AM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" or "come get some")
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To: jersey117
Obie's Afghan policy was to send his wife shopping.
rolling eyes...
11 posted on 09/27/2009 5:01:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Is it too soon for real conservatives to launch a "We Tried to Warn You Tour"?)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Agree with you. IF he was just incompetent, once in a while something he did might actually be good for the country.

I think he's waiting for a large number of casualties in one day, whereupon he will withdraw.

Any criticism will be derided as partisan, and he will point to Reagan pulling out of Lebanon. (I consider Reagan's withdrawal understandable, but in hindsight the biggest mistake of his presidency.)

12 posted on 09/27/2009 5:13:45 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: jersey117
He's got a plan. Attrition. Death by a thousand cuts.

He needs a crisis/need for his purple shirt civie army.

13 posted on 09/27/2009 5:30:51 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Ifanationexpects tobe ignorantandfree,inastateofcivilization,itexpects whatneverwas andnever will be)
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To: rawcatslyentist

El Rushbo makes a good point- Obama is worse than a broken clock because can’t even get it right twice a day.


14 posted on 09/27/2009 5:35:26 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: jersey117

PLAN? There ain't no plan!

15 posted on 09/27/2009 5:47:04 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: jersey117

First, it was obvious at the time that the Dims, and Obama in particular, were simply flapping their jaws about Afghanistan in a cynical move to try to appear not TOTALLY anti-war.

Secondly, to be almost a year into this administration, and thus into this administration’s prosecution of not only the war, but the “good” war, and the President to be cauterwauling about “a plan” is beyond the pale. Have we not had “a plan” by the administration until now? Was there no sense that “a plan” should be made until now? What the hell are these people doing?


16 posted on 09/27/2009 5:47:16 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Mr. President: Why did you appoint a Communist to your Administration?)
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To: DB

Sorry for shouting, but:

IT IS EVEN MORE IMMORAL FOR A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO TELL THE WORLD, INCLUDING OUR DEADLY ENEMIES, THAT HE HAS **NO PLAN YET** ON HOW TO PROSECUTE A WAR ALREADY BEING PROSECUTED BY BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

Can you imagine being a soldier getting shot at in Afghanistan and hear on the news that your Prez has figured out that, like, maybe, he needs “a plan” before he knows what to do and what’s going on in the very operations you are conducting?

Can you imagine being a terrorist organization opposing the troops in Afghanistan and hearing their Commander in Chief go on global television and whine about how he can’t make any decisions about the war there because he doesn’t yet have “a plan”?

You piss me off, Obama. You lie.


17 posted on 09/27/2009 5:51:23 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Mr. President: Why did you appoint a Communist to your Administration?)
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To: Miss Marple

As Rush said, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Obama is not right twice a day.


18 posted on 09/27/2009 5:52:37 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Mr. President: Why did you appoint a Communist to your Administration?)
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To: fightinJAG
They, the enemy, also now know if they cause enough casualties that Obama will cut and run instead of hitting back. Obama is advertising as much.

As a result our solders are even bigger targets all without a plan or even any real intention of winning. Yet about 50% of the American people still say they approve of the idiot's actions.

We live in a sick world.

19 posted on 09/27/2009 5:59:53 AM PDT by DB
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To: fightinJAG
First, it was obvious at the time that the Dims, and Obama in particular, were simply flapping their jaws about Afghanistan in a cynical move to try to appear not TOTALLY anti-war.

Secondly, to be almost a year into this administration, and thus into this administration’s prosecution of not only the war, but the “good” war, and the President to be cauterwauling about “a plan” is beyond the pale. Have we not had “a plan” by the administration until now? Was there no sense that “a plan” should be made until now? What the hell are these people doing?

Great post.

You piss me off, Obama. You lie.

Worth repeating.

"Everything about socialism is sham and affectation." - 23.11 "Economic Harmonies" Ch23 Evil - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850

20 posted on 09/27/2009 6:01:26 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: DB
It is simply immoral criminal to send troops into a hostile country without a specific plan for victory. Our troops lives are not political pawns to be used for political points.
21 posted on 09/27/2009 6:03:11 AM PDT by Popman (Am I still a racist if I disgree with Obama white half ???)
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To: wastoute

He probably hasn’t even spent a fraction of the time meeting with miltary advisors as he has spent in front of TV cameras.


22 posted on 09/27/2009 6:20:26 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

If only President Obama could forget about appearing on television so much and get down to the real business of being President of the United States of America. However, IMHO, “He”, the Administration and his Czars’ business or battle plans do not include a workable quality assurance process (not that the military doesn’t). The reason they don’t is because there are no tools which can be developed for the purpose of reliably measuring the quality, precision and accuracy of anything they’ll try to produce. They’ll throw the baby out with the bathwater and call it good. You’re supposed be “okay with it” but why, just “because”?


23 posted on 09/27/2009 7:34:45 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: jersey117
Obama's plan? what plan?

Ultimately? It's "BLAME THE DECK CHAIRS!"

24 posted on 09/27/2009 8:50:04 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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