President Barack Obama will take several weeks to review U.S. strategy on Afghanistan and Pakistan , the White House said on Wednesday after a meeting between top U.S. officials about the region.In February of 2009 President Barry Soetoro ordered 17,000 troops into Afghanistan my 20-year-old received orders and is now serving there along with other sons, daughters, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters. (see source)
"When it comes to decisions as important as keeping this country safe and putting our troops into harm's way, the president has made it clear that he will rigorously assess our progress," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement.—Reuters
My question is why did the president order this nation’s young men and women into harms way if he didn’t properly assess the consequences of sending them there in the first place?
Did his advisors tell him that 17,000 additional troops were enough to successfully complete our objectives and our mission in Afghanistan? Or was sending my child and other’s children to Afghanistan an empty political gesture only meant to show up a former president.
President Obama ordered his first major deployment of U.S. combat troops Tuesday, authorizing 17,000 additional soldiers and Marines for Afghanistan in what he described as an urgent bid to stabilize a deteriorating and neglected country.-- Julian E. Barnes and Greg MillerAll during Soetoro’s campaign for president he scolded president Bush for fighting the wrong war. Barry continually chided president Bush for being in Iraq instead of Afghanistan; “We took our eye of the ball” he would say. So could it be that president Soetoro only sent our brave military personnel to Afghanistan to show that he was willing to fighting the “good” war the “correct” war? And did he send our military into war without a plan? (see 1:31mins video)
Whatever president Soetoro’s reason for sending the original 17,000 military personnel, his General—General McChrystal has asked for additional troops in Afghanistan 30,000 to 40,000 additional troops not to win, it seems the General’s request is to prevent from losing the war—Obama’s war. (see story) Can you believe it president Soetoro was supposed to fight a smarter war a better war.
It’s been about 7 weeks since Gen. McChrysal, a man whom president Barry Soetoro said he had confidence in, issued his report on Afghanistan which called for 30,000 to 40,000 additional troops. The General believes that if his advice is not acted on the 17,000 troops that the president has already sent to Afghanistan will be put in jeopardy and the complete mission will be compromised.
In spite of the General’s concerns the president has push his duties as Commander-in-Chief onto the back burners for another two weeks and in the interim he has “Air Force Oned” to Copenhagen Denmark to shill for his hometown of Chicago in hopes to land the 2016 Olympics. Barry’s appearance before the IOC is an unprecedented presidential effort to land an Olympics for his home city. (see story)
Instead of a trip to Copenhagen, I’m thinking a more appropriate trip would have been made to the war zone of Chicago streets to sign a peace treaty between the perpetrators of Black on Black crime in that city.
Maybe some of that Obama soaring rhetoric could convince his fellow Chicagoans that they are frightening Nancy Pelosi and Thomas L. Friedman with the actual violence going on in that city against one another.
All the while General McChrysal’s report is sitting on the president’s desk. And in the intervening time 43 of our troops have died since the General’s report was submitted in what the General has characterized as a losing cause if the president doesn’t send more troops.
Rep. Paul Ryan says he believes top U.S Military Commanders may very well resign if President Obama decides not to give them the reinforcements they need to win in Afghanistan. He made the comments in response to a question about whether we might see military resignations if Obama chooses not to add troops to Afghanistan, as Gen. Stanley McChrystal want to do:... (.53sec. Audio)
43 of our military have died. So imagine my consternation about a president who would put our troops needs on hold while he Air Force Ones himself over to Copenhagen to shill for the 2016 Olympics for Chicago while the blood from a innocent honor student runs red in the streets of Chicago.
I’m wondering if this president has his priorities straight? Placing the Olympics above our troops and jetting off to Denmark while the disturbing violence in his city of Chicago is raging where young people are being murdered in senseless acts of violence is a little like being president but waiting in line at a store for the new Xbox to come out before you attend to the Nation’s issues.
Sure the Olympics are great but they are call games for a reason Mr. President. And can Chicago even afford the Olympics?
You’ve put our military in a life and death situation in Afghanistan Mr. president and because of that they are deserving of your full attention right now not after you’ve secured the Olympics for your political buddies back home.
How many more of our troops will die because of your inaction? You need to decide whether you are going to finish what you’ve started in Afghanistan or whether you’re going to bring our military home because you don’t like the images that the word victory conjures up in your mind.
"I'm always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur—President Barry SoetoroBy the way if you are as opposed to the word victory as you say you are, then why would you attempt to get the Olympics an event that is all about the word NIKE!
This is your 2am Hillary Clinton moment president Soetoro you just can’t hit the snooze button for 2 weeks and then wake up to answer the phone. Either Hillary Clinton or John McCain would have decided what to do by now and either of them would have made the correct decision. Yet even with two additional weeks there is no guarantee that president Soetoro will get it right.
President Soetoro you have 17,000 troops in Afghanistan that you've sent over there and they need reinforcements now!
What are you going to do to protect them?