President Obama faces a vexing challenge as America’s Commander-in-Chief:
He must execute what he famously calls the “right war” in Afghanistan, but at the same time, troops must be brought home well ahead of the 2012 national elections.
critics fear that in his angst to retain power, the president will seek
to satisfy the politically-motivated withdrawal deadline at all costs,
regardless of how the war on the ground is proceeding.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has joined the chorus of cynics who sense that Obama is playing politics with the future of Afghanistan.
As reported, in part, at Reference 1:
“KABUL, Afghanistan – President Hamid Karzai said that U.S. plans to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan next year had boosted the Taliban‘s spirits, while an insurgent attack killed eight Afghan police
in the country’s increasingly volatile north Thursday.
to a visiting U.S. congressional delegation, President Hamid Karzai
said the July withdrawal date had provided ‘morale value’ to the
insurgency, the presidential office said.
“Karzai also told the head of U.S. Central Command, Gen. James Mattis, that terrorism could not be defeated without rooting out terrorist sanctuaries across the border — a likely reference to Pakistan, where the Taliban and other groups are believed to recruit fighters and base their leadership.”
Once again, Barack Obama’s actions demonstrate a brutal lack of understanding and integrity, and an obsession with power.
the phrase “ugly American” which was used to describe corrupt American
politicians? Barack Obama fits that moniker perfectly.
America (and the world) deserves better!
John W. Lillpop