I decided I would sit through this half-hour speech tonight to see just what P-BO’s strategy for Afghanistan was other than just sending the extra 30,000 troops that we already knew about for months now. He literally spent only 6 minutes out of 30 discussing this so-called “strategy.”
How do I know this? Well, my three-year-old daughter told me she need to go potty – that was at 8:06pm. I figured – okay – he’s still in the monologue section of his speech right now – I have time. I might miss a little, but I would be back in time to hear the meat of it. I got back to the T.V. at 8:12 pm and he was talking about how he had just outlined his strategy then proceeded to blather on with more apologies and blaming Bush and the previous administration for everything.
I actually had to go out and find the speech here to read what the strategy actually is. So..to sum it up – he’s sending 30,000 troops and setting a deadline for withdrawal of those troops and calling on our allies to increase their presence in Afghanistan as well. What the hell kind of strategy is that? Why the hell did he need to pre-empt A Charlie Brown Christmas to give a 6 minute speech on this bullshit strategy? This is a strategy for failure.
Oh – I know why he’s using this strategy – check out his security council:
Do you notice something? Count how many people are on that security council – I count 10 – not including P-BO. Something is very very wrong with this picture. Of 10 people developing a MILITARY strategy on Afghanistan – there is actually only ONE member of the military there – a marine seated at the bottom right of the picture here.
If any president wants to develop a WAR strategy – that president’s security council should consist of the generals on the ground, all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, the CIA Director, the NSA Director, and just maybe the Secretary of State. In other words – everyone who is giving you MILITARY advice actually HAS some military and espionage experience. What we have in this room is a boat load of freakin’ politicians.
I hope for the sake of our soldiers and for this country that this plan works. However, I won’t hold my breath. This is nothing more than a political strategy – it does nothing to guarantee victory in Afghanistan. I’ll say it again – if P-BO really wanted to win this war – he would send in a couple hundreds of thousands of troops, every bit of heavy artillery we can muster up, and the full force and might of our air force fighters and bombers and just start leveling EVERY known area where the Taliban and Al-Qaeda hole themselves up. This will send a VERY clear message to terrorists around the world – we aren’t taking this shit any more. When we go in to war – we go in to win it.
This is nothing more than more bullshit pussy footing diplomacy that is going to get our soldiers killed. He obviously is not serious about winning this war and bringing our troops home successfully. As such – let’s just bring them home now and save some family out there the grief of receiving news their son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister has been killed.
Guess what P-BO – you own it now. Every life lost now is on your hands. You boldly announced to our enemy the exact date when we will be leaving. Guess what – they planned and waited years to attack us on 9-11. You don’t think they will let things cool off and just sit it out now? You’re are a freakin’ moron. Our enemies think years, and sometimes decades, ahead when the time is right for them. This is no different. They will develop their own counter-strategy now based on your deadline. They will trick you and your idiotic security council in to believing you succeeded in curbing the violence there to ensure we leave based on your deadline. Guess what happens after that? You’re an idiot.
Looks like Socrates at Red State is on the same page: Obama’s Afghanistan Policy Is The Worst One Possible
UPDATE – Let’s hope those soldiers shoot to kill this time. If not – this is what you can expect – thanks alot for nothing P-BO
You have to read that – since P-BO insists on these islamofascists being tried in our court system – this is a legitimate request and he has a legitimate case for dismissal.