Skip to comments.Pakistan is Said to Pursue an Afghanistan Foothold (Says Obama Lacks Fire in Belly to Win War)
Posted on 06/24/2010 6:23:21 PM PDT by kristinn
....The dismissal of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal will almost certainly embolden the Pakistanis in their plan as they detect increasing American uncertainty, Pakistani officials said. The Pakistani Army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, preferred General McChrystal to his successor, Gen. David H. Petraeus, whom he considers more of a politician than a military strategist, said people who had spoken recently with General Kayani.
Pakistan is presenting itself as the new viable partner for Afghanistan to President Hamid Karzai, who has soured on the Americans. Pakistani officials say they can deliver the network of Sirajuddin Haqqani, an ally of Al Qaeda who runs a major part of the insurgency in Afghanistan, into a power sharing arrangement....
At a briefing this week at the headquarters of Pakistans premier spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistani analysts laid out a view of the war that dovetailed neatly with the doubts expressed by Mr. Karzai. They depicted a stark picture of an American military campaign in Afghanistan that will not succeed.
They said the Taliban were gaining strength. Despite the impending arrival of new American troops, they concluded the security situation would become more dangerous, resulting in an erosion of the American will to fight....
Coupled with their strategic interests, the Pakistanis say they have chosen this juncture to open talks with Mr. Karzai because, even before the flap over General McChrystal, they sensed uncertainty a lack of fire in the belly, said one Pakistani within the Obama administration over the Afghan fight.
The American timetable for getting out makes it easier for Pakistan to play a more visible role, said Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, the spokesman for the Pakistani Army. He was referring to the July 2011 date set by President Obama for the start of the withdrawal of some American combat troops....
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But they love us, right? I mean, that's what the Obozo kept saying: the world will love us. And, BTW, these Pakistanis are a whole lot smarter than the libs and the MSM. But I repeat myself.
“”(Says Obama Lacks Fire in Belly to Win War)””
What Obama needs is a fire under his a%%. Maybe that would get him to react to real-world issues. Like floods in Nashville, and oil spewing out of an open pipe in the Gulf.
He does not know how to react to real world situations, nothing in his life has prepared him to do that.
“They see Obama as such a wuss they don’t even bother trying to hide their contempt for him.”
Why should they? He has proven time and again that he is a coward and no one respects a coward.
Great. About 75% of the ISI is the friggin’ Taliban.
>Pakistani officials say they can deliver the network of Sirajuddin Haqqani, an ally of Al Qaeda who runs a major part of the insurgency in Afghanistan, into a power sharing arrangement....
Yeah. Morons. Thats the type of “power sharing” they do just before they kill you & enslave your women.