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'Double Dealing': How Pakistan Fueled War in Afghanistan [Blame Bush as BO's Foreign Policy Fails]
KABC.com ^ | 4/14/14

Posted on 04/14/2014 5:39:52 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

What if the United States has been waging the wrong war against the wrong enemy for the last 13 years in Afghanistan?

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall, who's spent more than a decade covering Afghanistan since 2001, concludes just that in her new book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014.

(Excerpt) Read more at kabc.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bds; bias; carlottagall; history; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; obamacult; pakistan; thewrongenemy
To the rescue as Obama's lame duckness grows even lamer: the New York Slimes.

See, that whole 9/11 thing against Afghanistan was wrong...we shoulda been bombing PAKISTAN!

Bush Derangement Syndrome is still alive and well in the media, and despite Team Obama's massive failures on every front, foreign and domestic, the New York Slimes cannot fail to support the Post Turtle.

1 posted on 04/14/2014 5:39:52 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Pakistan’s major export is misery.


2 posted on 04/14/2014 5:41:42 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
It's about the only thing they have in quantity.
3 posted on 04/14/2014 5:48:28 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why does Pakistan even want to claim sovereignty over the “Northern Provinces”?


4 posted on 04/14/2014 5:52:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SoFloFreeper

“New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall”

That is all one needs to know about the story. Funny how I find liberals completely ignore that Obama has been in charge for 6 years now.


5 posted on 04/14/2014 5:55:03 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SoFloFreeper

I blame Bush too. He considered Pakistan an ally when they were (and always have been) the enemy.


6 posted on 04/14/2014 5:56:20 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: rbg81

Did Clinton consider Afghanistan an enemy?

The whole world knew Pakistan played back and forth, but they had the N-bomb and could pull it off. Say what you may but they do have clout. What you say about the US could be said by any of the Western nations, plus many in the Far East.


7 posted on 04/14/2014 6:17:54 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: rbg81

Well there you go. You enjoin with the NY Times.

Pakistan had rogue elements and friendly elements, that is the truth. Just like Iran. Afghanistan, too.

And Musharaff was not an enemy. We were granted, without acrimony (and yes at a price) ability to use their airspace to attack the Taliban within and without their borders AND to hit Afghanistan.

This “looking back” in the midst of Obama’s miserable failures is an attempt to divert attention.


8 posted on 04/15/2014 2:27:35 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are the enemy center of gravity. Bush failed to define the enemy, failed to plan the war correctly, and by re-enacting Vietnam caused the ascension to power of the worst government in the history of the United States.

Read my post here from 9-13-01.

Bush and his advisers failed catastrophically as strategists and war leaders.

9 posted on 04/15/2014 2:44:37 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sorry, but Pakistan harbored Bin Laden for at least 5 years. That is a hard thing to ignore.


10 posted on 04/15/2014 4:45:38 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: rbg81

Yes, I know. That doesn’t necessarily reflect on the Pakistani leadership that worked with Bush.

The goal of the article is to bash Bush and deflect from Obama’s failures. There is no reason at this time to bash Dubya on his execution of the WoT, and PLENTY reason to bash BO.


11 posted on 04/15/2014 5:41:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jim Noble

I don’t see any great prescience in that post.


12 posted on 04/15/2014 5:45:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
There is no reason at this time to bash Dubya on his execution of the WoT

Other than failing to win.

The opposite of victory is defeat.

13 posted on 04/15/2014 6:58:36 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Jim Noble
Other than failing to win.

He said it might take 100 years

14 posted on 04/15/2014 7:01:47 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: rbg81
I blame Bush too. He considered Pakistan an ally when they were (and always have been) the enemy.

And Saudi Arabia.

15 posted on 04/15/2014 7:02:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I do agree, I can think of several prime nuclear targets in that region.


16 posted on 04/15/2014 7:08:07 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
He said it might take 100 years

Loser. From "religion of peace" to calling SA and Pak "friends", total, abject, shameful loser.

17 posted on 04/15/2014 7:19:05 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Jim Noble

Heh. Cute and snippy, but not a real argument.


18 posted on 04/15/2014 7:47:59 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jim Noble

I don’t think he expected any thinking American to believe either of those things, nor did he believe them.

Totally diplomatic posturing during a dangerous time.

I wish he’d leveled both of those places.


19 posted on 04/15/2014 3:55:06 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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