Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Obama to move goal posts in Afghanistan

says the LA Times.

"Here's the entire Obama transcript. But notice anything missing here? No more mention of the original 9/11 bad guys, the Taliban. No mention either of defeating them. And no more mention of making it safe for democracy to flourish in Afghanistan.

Through such overlooked omissions are the political goals and measures of American victory in Afghanistan being subtly shifted without any notice or announcement by the Obama administration."

Obama's Afghan general has put his Commander-in-Chief in a box. Obama and the Democrats claim that things have changed in Afghanistan since the last "review". But McCrystal has been there the whole time and his assessment is up to date. He says he needs 40,000 more troops or we lose the war. If Obama turns him down he can say the general was wrong but no one will believe that. As a result, Obama will lose the war and any chance of reelection.

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