Skip to comments.A year later, Obama's strategy shift on terrorism stalls
Posted on 05/22/2014 9:30:19 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
A year after President Barack Obama announced a major new counterterrorism strategy to take the country beyond the threats that flowed directly from the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, much of the agenda he outlined remains unfinished or not even begun.
In an ambitious address delivered a year ago Friday at the National Defense University, Obama said that the core of al-Qaida was "on the path to defeat" and that the upcoming end of the war in Afghanistan had brought America to a "crossroads."
But many of the changes Obama outlined have proved easier said than done, including new rules governing the use of force abroad, increased public information on and congressional oversight of lethal attacks with drones, and efforts to move the CIA out of the killing business.
Some initiatives have become mired in internal debates, while others have taken a back seat to other pressing issues and perceived new terrorism dangers. Congress, while demanding faster change in some areas, has resisted movement in others.
In a Senate hearing Wednesday, irate lawmakers criticized senior administration officials over the lack of follow-up with one of the strategy's principal goals: Obama had said he was looking forward to "engaging Congress and the American people in efforts to refine and ultimately repeal" the nearly 13-year-old congressional authorization to use force against those individuals, groups and nations responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
Since then, "he has been silent and done nothing," said Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the senior Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee.
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Active Duty ping.
Obama shifted from doing very little to doing nothing.
Not even “leading from behind” anymore...
Wasn’t the whole plan to be nicer to them, and they’ll be nicer to us? I mean, look at all those horrible things we do that made them attack us on 9/11. We buy their oil at whatever price they set, we don’t convert to Islam, we let our women drive cars and go to school, we like bacon, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The crusades that America was directly involved in didn’t help relations. We literally threw them out of Spain when they were just tourists. And now, as one of Obama’s great mentors once said, America’s chickens have come home to roost.
His strategy has shifted from aiding America to aiding America’s enemies.
I have spoken to forces recently returned from Afghanistan. Apparently training of Afghan troops is going well for dealing with immediate threats, but there is still a problem with developing their long term thinking/planning capabilities. I don’t know if this is also true of the Taliban.
Well DUHH! They are camel humping ragheads; their only long term plan is to kill all of us infidels and drag the rest of the world back to the 7th century.
No it hasn't. Obama's strategy has always been to support Moslem terrorists attacking Western Civilization in general and America in particular.
Don't believe it? Show me one instance where he has supported America over our radical Islamic enemies!
Always remember: Obama is a Moslem illegal alien whose mission is to destroy America and install worldwide Islam.
And he's doing it.
It's that simple.
Who would have guessed that a strategy to “end the war” would produce a far less desirable outcome than a strategy to win the war?
Surrender? His strategy on terrorism is working as well as his strategy on every other front i.e. the dismantling of the United States.