Thursday, October 22, 2009

Obama's Lying Lies Cost Lives

We all know that politicians lie. But some lies are more despicable than others.

Dick Cheney has an example of ObamaLies which is, ah, despicable.

Recently, President Obama's advisors have decided that it's easier to blame the Bush Administration than support our troops. This weekend they leveled a charge that cannot go unanswered. The President's chief of staff claimed that the Bush Administration hadn't asked any tough questions about Afghanistan, and he complained that the Obama Administration had to start from scratch to put together a strategy.

In the fall of 2008, fully aware of the need to meet new challenges being posed by the Taliban, we dug into every aspect of Afghanistan policy, assembling a team that repeatedly went into the country, reviewing options and recommendations, and briefing President-elect Obama's team. They asked us not to announce our findings publicly, and we agreed, giving them the benefit of our work and the benefit of the doubt. The new strategy they embraced in March, with a focus on counterinsurgency and an increase in the numbers of troops, bears a striking resemblance to the strategy we passed to them. They made a decision - a good one, I think - and sent a commander into the field to implement it.

Now they seem to be pulling back and blaming others for their failure to implement the strategy they embraced.

There's an old saying: "S*&^ or get off the pot," which applies to the Afghan situation. Obama and Rahmsputin are, in effect, leaving our troops twisting in the Afghan wind while Obama and TOTUS prance around the country fund-raising for politicians, and while Obama appoints a slate of perverts, rebels, statists, and '60's bozos to high-level positions in D.C.

In other words, this Hamlet is costing us lives.

And then they lie about it.

Is it 2012 yet?

HT: Memeorandum

1 comment:

J. Strupp said...

So it IS possible to use the words "Cheney" and "lie" in the same sentence without actually referring directly to the former VP.

You learn something everyday.