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Obama Puts Afghanistan On Back Burner

Mr. President, if you do not plan on listening to the commander you chose and do not plan on victory, then please bring our men and women home.

Obama has more important things to take care of, like socialising America, to take the time to coordinate a different plan then the one he already laid out in March for Afghanistan.  This President proved over the past week at the United Nations and G20 that he is an imbecile when it comes to foreign relations and America’s security and this move to table General McChrystal’s request for more troops leaves me wondering just exactly how much does Obama hate America?

Of course, my friends and non-friends on the left will accuse me of hyperbole, but there really is no other way to describe Obama’s feelings about America when analyzing his statements and actions from the start of his campaign all the way through to the present.  He believes the Constitution is “fundamentally flawed”, that America is to blame for much of the world’s woes and regularly apologizes for us, he continuously moves to make America less safe by doing away with serious interrogations of our enemies, placating our enemies, bowing to our enemies and trying everything possible to be liked personally by our enemies.  And now he has proven that he is not serious about winning in Afghanistan, which is the war he lead us to believe that he supports.

Bob Woodward in the Washington Post is reporting that Obama’s national security advisor, retired General Jim Jones said, “I don’t have a deadline in my mind. I think the most important thing is to do it right. But it is going to have a high priority in the administration to do this pretty relentlessly. We have a lot of other things on the table as well.”  What things?  More important than this?  The General also maintained that Obama has set no deadline for a decision despite the urgent request.  The President does realize that war waits for no one and his act of indecision emboldens the enemy, right?  The Britains are calling our President a “panty-waist” for heaven’s sake.

It is true that this war has become more complicated than Iraq and that the recent elections make for uncertainty about the leadership of Afghanistan, but I do not trust our President to make the right decisions or give this the effort it deserves.  He wants to hold several meetings over the coming months and stretch this out, which would appear to make him look like he is trying to be thoughtful, but in reality is the tactic of procrastination that he regularly uses.  We are watching it with the pullout in Iraq and with Gitmo.  He pushes the hard decisions off like a teenager pushing off their homework, hoping beyond hope that he will never have to get to the work.

My main point is this, and I felt this with the way Bush went about fighting both these wars, if you are not going to give this everything we have and let the military actually fight this thing, then bring our troops home and secure our nation heavily to keep the terrorists from getting us here at home.  Bush did not do that and I do not expect Obama to do that either.