Apparently, being hamstrung by the Obama administration in an attempt to win a war means you need to resign. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has asked for the resignation of the commander in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan. The White House and Pentagon are seeking fresh ideas for Afghanistan which do not include Gen. McKiernan. Gen. McKiernan gave President Obama a good idea when he requested more troops and money for the Afghan War, but he only received two-thirds of what he needed. And now Gen. McKiernan is out.
Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal will replace Gen. McKiernan as commander of NATO Forces. The Pentagon Press Briefing stated, “This is the right time to make the change, at a time when we are at the beginning of the implementation of a new strategy. The focus here is simply on getting fresh thinking, fresh eyes on the problem, and in how we implement the strategy and the mission going forward.” Fresh thinking will bring no answers in this complicated battle in Afghanistan, especially now that Pakistan has blown up. The reason this has happened is not a failure on our military’s part or on Gen. McKiernan’s part either. This is the result of a government that has pandered to Pakistan and allowed Pakistan to cater to terrorists. The Taliban is gaining power because they have been allowed to gain that power. And our President is all too willing to cater to terrorists as well.
This is the “new” thinking that the Obama adminstration is bringing to the table. Be nice to your enemies and pander to them. Bend over and grab your ankles and they will do whatever we ask of them. Use diplomatic means to attain a win. All of these moves lead to one outcome: failure. Prepare to witness the takeover of Pakistan and a failure in Afghanistan. Iraq violence has steadily grown as well which is an indication that Obama’s methods are not and will not work. The terrorists do not fear us.
God have mercy on us and protect this country because our government is not about to that for us.