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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Leadership! (a thing of the past?)



Some call him a charlatan. I don't. He firmly established himself as an anti-free market collectivist who had no real world experience and absolutely no leadership experience. Still the people voted for the king of the teleprompter - and he does a fair job at reading other people's words.

Barack Hussein Obama chose Afghanistan as "his war". There were no more Al Qaeda training camps when he arrived in the White House - but there were a lot of irritated Pushtun and a relatively small American footprint. Today he managed to split his party and alienate any other nations which still like us enough to participate in the Afghan Adventure. 



In an effort to please everyone, he announced a surge-and-wind-down strategy? (huh?) Does the Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives think this will help them get elected in a mid-term election where conservatives are sharpening their claws? The "we're going to try to stop losing while we sneak out the door" plan is tantamount to surrender. We tell our enemies, in effect, "hold on through the surge because when it's over, so are we." In other words, ENCOURAGING THE ENEMY. I don't know whether Barack Hussein Obama is bright enough to understand this - or maybe he thinks the American public is stupid enough to swallow more of his lies.

Obama spoke longingly of ending the "rancor and cynicism and partisanship that has in recent times poisoned our national discourse." By that, the President meant, "can't we all just see it my way?"




No, Mr. President. We can't.




12 comments:

  1. The "we're going to try to stop losing while we sneak out the door" strategy is the perfect name for it.

    It really shows how totally gutless Obama is. If he thinks we should stay, then do it. If he thinks we should leave, then do it. Don't kind of stay while trying to get out without appearing like you're trying to get out.

    If it weren't for the lives that will be endangered, this would be comical.

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  2. 'Obama spoke longingly of ending the "rancor and cynicism and partisanship that has in recent times poisoned our national discourse."'

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    I find this statement about the most disturbing I have heard in recent years. From where I sit, the wedge between us that he's referring to has been driven almost completely by the actions of the Obama administration! For this guy to go to the "can't we all just get along" schtick after initiating the biggest political train wreck we've seen in decades is laughable ... to the point of tears.

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  3. What do you call it when the President of the United States presents a clear and present danger to the country?

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  4. Are we accomplishing anything good in Afghanistan?

    Secretia

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  5. Secretia- The justification for the invasion of Afghanistan in 2002 was the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Al Qaeda had training camps in Afghanistan. Those camps were neutralized and the Taliban Army (a sort of quasi-Afghan Army) was completely defeated in the field.

    The US decided to engage in nation building in Afghanistan and many EU and Asian nations agreed to help.

    Festering political problems in Pakistan and the continuing hunt for Bin Laden and friends were the focus of the US presence in Afghanistan until early in the Obama Administration, when it was declared a "good war" by Obama, as opposed to Mr. Bush's war in Iraq (a "bad war"). We shifted forces from Iraq, which was winding down to Afghanistan where we had decided to turn up the heat (why?).

    And that's where we are now. I don't think we're doing ANYTHING worthwhile in Afghanistan, Secretia.

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  6. We are seeing faint hints from the Lame Stream Media that Obama Daddy's rule may be more stupid and careless than gifted. I'm sure they will trot back into line, but maybe a few flakes are coming off the heroic paint job that covered the Chicago organizer.

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  7. I see Obama's administration of our country to be worse than bumbling.

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  8. LL I was shocked listening to the speech. I was live tweeting it, and then wrote a blog post. WHen he gave away all our secrets and the timetable for leaving. I screamed at the tv and almost fell out of my share.

    I think he is a deliberate enemy combatant. In the old days, they used to hang people like him for treason "aiding and abetting the enemy".

    Now I am really worried about our future. I was before, but this is just off the hook and he should be arrested.
    I know, that will never happen, but one can dream.

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  9. I watched that pathetic speech, too. And the thing that jumped out at me was the time table to wind things down, something no president has ever announced at any time during any war. Ever.

    I think 'unprecedented' could stand up in this context. This guy is indeed clueless, ignorant, arrogant, and just flat out dangerous.

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  10. I wonder how Hitler would have reacted if Roosevelt said, "we're in it for 5 months, no more!"???

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  11. I wonder how Hitler would have reacted if Roosevelt said, "we're in it for 5 months, no more!"???

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  12. Well said. I don't think the president is charlatan, he is simply delivering what those who took the time to evaluate what he values knew he would.

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