53 days with no Decision on the Afghanistan War.
October 22, 2009 Leave a comment
Wow! You can call that leadership!
Source: A non-White House-approved TV show that I watch every night, Hannity.
It has been 53 days since General McChrystal delivered his recommendations to the Pentagon for a troop increase. That’s 53 days since the president’s handpicked general gave the Commander- in- chief a recommendation on how to win that war in Afghanistan.
Now in that time, the president has flown to Copenhagen to get embarrassed by the International Olympic Committee. He’s dispatched his henchman in an attempt to silence his critics and even found time for dance parties at the White House.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said a couple of days ago that a decision about troops in Afghanistan can’t wait until the election questions in Afghanistan are settled.
At the same time, Bill Kristol reports that Rahm Emanuel, seems to be making declarations about Afghanistan all by himself without even consulting our Pentagon:
“It would be reckless to make a decision on the U.S. troop level, in fact, you haven’t done a thorough analysis of whether, in fact, there’s an Afghan partner ready to fill that space that the U.S. troops would create and become a true partner in governing the Afghan country.”
Do you think the people in this White House really want to win the war?! Some days ago I read that someone said that the thing with Obama is that he is “too nice,” so he can’t make a decision. But, wait a second, he is the Commander-in-chief and as Commander-in-chief, he should be able to make the tough choices on the right moments, specially because our national security is at stake.
If the Taliban wins the war, that would be really dangerous for us.
Firm presidential leadership is needed to win the Afghanistan war.