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White House blames Bush for Afghanistan turmoil
Washington Examiner ^ | 2/27/12 | Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer

Posted on 02/27/2012 11:35:03 AM PST by Nachum

White House Press secretary Jay Carney today reminded reporters that prior to President Obama's term in office, the Bush administration was responsible for the tumultuous lengthy engagement in Afghanistan.

"The president made clear when he was a candidate for this office and when he took this office, that unfortunately prior to his taking office, because of the focus on Iraq, and the U.S. efforts there, that the original war, if you will, in Afghanistan had been neglected, the strategy there was unclear, and that it was not properly resourced," said Carney, adding that the U.S. goals in Afghanistan would be met with President Obama's "clear eyed" policy.

(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blames; bush; house; white
White House Spokesman "Bart Simpson"
1 posted on 02/27/2012 11:35:11 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 02/27/2012 11:38:13 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

It Never Ends.. I just laugh now.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 11:39:14 AM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: Nachum

Unfortunately, the fools will believe these fools.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 11:39:56 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Nachum

?


5 posted on 02/27/2012 11:40:17 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Nachum

Reaction to just the headline?

LOL !!!

Don’t think this will spin all that well for you B.O.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 11:40:39 AM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Gator113

“Carney” as in Carnival barker. The Frontman for a scam.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 11:41:16 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Nachum

Oh good grief, will it ever end??!! I’m so sick of this bunch of idiots in the WH I could scream....which I pretty much did while driving back from Houston yesterday and had to fill up several times.....that is P-A-I-N-F-U-L!!!! But of course, high gas prices are Bush-Cheney’s fault!!!!


8 posted on 02/27/2012 11:42:09 AM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: Nachum

Reaction to just the headline?

LOL !!!

Don’t think this “reason” is gonna spin all that well for you B.O.


9 posted on 02/27/2012 11:42:17 AM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: EBH

Bart Simspson defense: “I didn’t to it, I wasn’t there, you can’t prove anything”


10 posted on 02/27/2012 11:42:51 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Last night as I was watching CNN they made sure to mention that Bush apologized twice over a Koran incident....

Now the White House is saying it is Bush’s fault...PLAEEEZE!

It amazes me on a daily basis how messed up these people are.

I try to remember they are the minority view in this fine great country they are trying to destroy daily.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 11:43:18 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Let's Roll

Obama blames . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Add in whatever you want.


12 posted on 02/27/2012 11:43:51 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Nachum


13 posted on 02/27/2012 11:47:14 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: ColdOne

Either GW is working toward some kind of Sainthood or he’s going to show up at the White Hut with a 50 gallon drum of Whoop A$$. I’m hoping for the latter.


14 posted on 02/27/2012 11:47:53 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Nachum

Shuck-and-jive sack of crap....


15 posted on 02/27/2012 11:49:07 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Nachum

16 posted on 02/27/2012 11:49:07 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Nachum

And yet almost twice as many American soldiers have died in Aghanistan since Obama took office than during Bush’s two previous terms. Go figure.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 11:50:27 AM PST by skeeter
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To: massgopguy
“Carney” as in Carnival barker.

There is no need to get nasty here. Besides, what did a barker ever do to you to deserve such a vile comparison

18 posted on 02/27/2012 11:51:09 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: liberalh8ter

If he wouldn’t defend himself against our domestic enemies while he was IN OFFICE....


19 posted on 02/27/2012 11:51:09 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Nachum
Well, Obama, why not start blaming your mother for your malignant narcissism including your inability to accept responsibility and deal with criticism. Why stop at Bush...go back and blame your mother.

Obama...yep, starting with your childhood - it's her fault you didn't have a daddy around. It's her fault that you are bi-racial and had an identity crisis. It's her fault that you never really knew or loved America. It's her fault that you had to live with your grandparents who were ashamed of what she did by conceiving a bi-racial child who ended up living with them. It's her fault that you never had really close friends or girlfriends. It's her fault that you started taking drugs. It's her fault that you never held a real job. It's her fault that you have such a poor work ethic. It's her fault that you have such a chip on your shoulder. It's her fault you have such poor leadership skills. It's her fault you can't give a speech without a Teleprompter. It's her fault you don't know there are not 57 states. It's her fault that you are, as you admitted, lazy. It's her fault that you can't do anything about our gasoline prices, as you admitted last week. It's her fault that more than half of America despises you.

Yep, everything wrong with you and wrong in your life is your Mother's fault. So why not just blame her like you blame everyone else for all your failures? You are not to blame for anything.

20 posted on 02/27/2012 11:54:01 AM PST by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: Nachum

21 posted on 02/27/2012 11:56:35 AM PST by unique1
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To: Nachum

What a liar! I distinctly remember Obama campaigning in 2008 on the premise that Bush had gotten us into the wrong war in Iraq, and saying that he would go after the threat at the source in Afghanistan.


22 posted on 02/27/2012 11:58:14 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: treetopsandroofs
Meh....that would have been beneath the office of President. Of course, those days of decorum are long gone (in a little over 3 years).
23 posted on 02/27/2012 11:59:53 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Nachum

And most Americans will believe this shit.


24 posted on 02/27/2012 12:02:13 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Nachum

The Taliban is racist too because they disagree with Obama.


25 posted on 02/27/2012 12:06:03 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: Nachum
It has been 3.1 years since Barack Obama took the oath of office as president of the United States and Commander in Chief of our military. The entirety of U.S. involvement in World War II lasted only six or seven months longer than 3.1 years.

Mr. Obama and his 'team' have had plenty of time to revise the nation's approach to the war in Afghanistan to 'fix' the 'mistakes' made by George W. Bush, and to reap the benefits of and/or suffer the negative consequences of these revisions.

It is absolutely disgraceful, but most definitely NOT unexpected, that he and his minions continue to blame his predecessor for the failures of his own administration.

26 posted on 02/27/2012 12:18:02 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: GlockThe Vote


27 posted on 02/27/2012 12:19:03 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: ColdOne

“I try to remember they are the minority view in this fine great country they are trying to destroy daily.”

You are sooooo correct, and I find it amazing the minority Leftist, commonsense impaired idiots in this country are factually indisputably in control.

NO DEM, LIB, SOCIALIST should ever be allowed near the halls of government. They muck up everything.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 12:32:16 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

He’s gonna really hurt himself with this one because it was one of the only real policy statements he made and if you only have one policy, even I can remember he said it! LOL


29 posted on 02/27/2012 12:34:31 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: Nachum
Obama voters are the enemy of this Republic. The enablers are without excuse.

The anti-war hypocrites are even worse because they deceive their own selves by voting for Obastard; the war monger with a Nobel Peace Prize for the explicit reason of wishing for peace but acting contrary to his own words.
30 posted on 02/27/2012 12:41:30 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth

If God forbid BHO gets elected to a 2nd term, he will still be blaming Bush in his 8th year as POTUS. Ugh, I just made myself nauseous... “8th year”. No way will this country survive.

Reporter: “President Obama, you are now in your 8th year as POTUS and unemployment is now at 44%. Why is that?”

Obama: “Bushs fault”


31 posted on 02/27/2012 12:50:05 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
What a liar! I distinctly remember Obama campaigning in 2008 on the premise that Bush had gotten us into the wrong war in Iraq, and saying that he would go after the threat at the source in Afghanistan.

They're not running from that fact. Instead, they're referring to it as though that campaign promise were made about two weeks ago.

The article even brings up the B.S. rhetoric of '08 - Obama's "clear-eyed" policy replacing Bush's big pile of mistakes. Clear-eyed? Sounds comatose or dead, doesn't it?

32 posted on 02/27/2012 12:50:45 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Nachum

Not only is Obama’s excuse pathetic, it’s also so long-winded and convoluted it gives the impression that Obama’s entire communications staff worked on it for the whole weekend.

If he wants to be taken more seriously, next time the Afghanistan war comes up Mr. Carney should just say that Obama’s dog ate his Afghanistan briefing papers.


33 posted on 02/27/2012 1:02:29 PM PST by Bluestocking
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To: Nachum

F U B O


34 posted on 02/27/2012 1:22:48 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: Nachum

Sorry O, this is your screw up.


35 posted on 02/27/2012 1:27:20 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Nachum

I’ll bet it was delivered with a straight face, too..


36 posted on 02/27/2012 1:34:05 PM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: Pearls Before Swine
What a liar! I distinctly remember Obama campaigning in 2008 on the premise that Bush had gotten us into the wrong war in Iraq, and saying that he would go after the threat at the source in Afghanistan.

You are not alone, I would guess that any Freeper over 15 remembers exactly that. I certainly do!

Regards,
GtG

37 posted on 02/27/2012 2:37:12 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Iron Munro

I once saw an Obama blame-game flow chart. No matter the screw up, they all lead to “Bush’s fault.”


38 posted on 02/27/2012 4:54:34 PM PST by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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