Monday, September 28, 2009

Obama Voting "Present" on Afghanistan

I don't know which is worse: LBJ trying to run a war from the Oval office floor, or Obama attempting to vote "present" on what the Hell to do in Afghanistan.

The military general credited with capturing Saddam Hussein and killing the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, says he has spoken with President Obama only once since taking command in Afghanistan.

"I’ve talked to the president, since I’ve been here, once on a VTC [video teleconference]," Gen. Stanley McChrystal told CBS reporter David Martin in a television interview that aired Sunday.

"You’ve talked to him once in 70 days?" Mr. Martin followed up.

"That is correct," the general replied.

Obama evades the question by declaring that he's formulating a 'new strategy' for the conflict. That would be a "new strategy" compared to the "new strategy" he announced in March of this year.

In reality, this fellow has avoided big decisions because he doesn't have intestinal fortitude.

All he has is speech-making, and AlQuaeda doesn't seem to respond very well to that, does it?


Anonymous said...

Hear! Hear! and You Got that Right!!!!! Maybe if we flooded them with Obama speeches, they'd surrender out of a cry for "mercy"!

Nat Hunt said...

Wow. You nailed it. And all in not so many words. Very good.

I'm still not convinced that all Obama has is his speech-making. But I can say that is all I have seen from him.

As regards the communication thing: maybe this is normal? The chain of command comes up through Gates I would think. Nevertheless, a bit chilling, if not very much much so.

Did you hear he is going to go to Denmark to make a plea to being the Olympics to Chicago? Have a bad feeling maybe Obama can't say No to anyone who's ever done anything for him.

london said...

Oh really obama voting for Afghanistan..

Anonymous said...

It's called Chain of Command. McC's got his orders and he can talk to Petraeus about his wish list.

I know...that's probably news to those who haven't worn a uniform.

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