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Author Topic: President Obama IS Dithering on Afghanistan  (Read 668 times)
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« on: October 26, 2009, 11:11:46 AM »

The President never had a sincere interest in Afghanistan in the first place. It was a campaign contrivance to avoid a "soft on terroism" label because he was opposed to the Iraq war.

But he has been dithering, and on a galactic scale. Even giving him maximum benefit of the doubt for "saving" the economy with the unstimulating stimulus and the comically unbalanced budget, he still gets an "F" in attention span.

Just by way of a few examples; Cap and Trade and Health Care Reform were both apparently higher priorities than either Iraq (the unnecessary war that we have (assuming that the administration doesn't to anything to screw it up) won), and Afghanistan (the necessary war that we are not winning). I think the planet would probably not have warmed much more if it had been rescued after saving the economy. I know that Obama promised to fix the oceans, and that's probably a tall order, but I don't think they are going anywhere. It was ridiculous, but health care reform was tied to the economy in the early going, but you no longer hear the vapid argument that health care reform is an integral part of avoiding the impending financial calamity. Universal Health Care has been a cherished liberal dream for 50 years, and it took precedence over Afghanistan because he cares more about cherished liberal notions than he does combating terrorism.

And the Grand International Obama Apology Speech Tour was obviously a more pressing concern than formulating a terrorism policy, as was securing the Olympics for Chicago. And he spent more than twice as much time talking to David Letterman than he did General McChrystal.

In fact, the only mention of either Iraq, Afghanistan, or terrorism in general was the announcement by the Attorney General that he would reinvestigate the intelligence operatives that may have used enhanced interrogation techniques six or seven years ago while trying to (successfully, it must be said) stave off another attack on American soil.

For all of the self absorption that the Obamites display as they repeatedly point out what a crappy hand of cards they were dealt by the Bush Administration, it must be pointed out was George Bush inherited when he entered office. Afghanistan was owned and operated by terrorists that wanted to, and ultimately succeeded in, killing Americans by the thousands. They spent their free time thinking up ways to accomplish just that. Whatever else is going on in Afghanistan right now, THAT isn't one of them. The terrorists that would be pleased to launch another 9/11 style attack spent most of their time attempting to remain living.

So, after it's all said and done, maybe he isn't dithering. Maybe he just doesn't give a damn.

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