Obama has sent more troops to Afghanistan since Bush in 2001/2002. He has sent in 34, 000 this year. I don't hear anybody blaming him for the rising death toll due to this, yet more troop=more deaths. Now the anti Obama crowd wants more troops in Afgh and you can bet when death tolls go up even higher, which is inevitable, then they'll be blaming him for either: 1. escalating, or, 2. dithering.
Additionally, the Taliban has now started employing more IEDs, taking a page from the book of the Iraqi insurgents.
There once was this POTUS Barack,
Bush's plan in Iraq he did mock,
"Killin' Talliban is fair",
He said with a flair,
Now his Afghan plan - Oh, what a crock!
Obama lied... Ambassador Stevens died!
But make no mistake about it, his plan will mirror the Bush Doctrine. As he's doing and has been doing abroad since he strolled into office. He will continue to launch drone attacks against targets in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He will continue to build prisons and detain those that threaten either our forces or allied forces or civilians. He will follow the sofa agreement in Iraq almost to the tee. He will continue to implement the Patriot Act, his Gitmo plan is...uh...where?
For the record....I have defended Gitmo since it's inception as I believe it an utter stroke of genius by the Bush Administration. On our shores but...not really on our shores. On a Naval Base...that's really not our naval base. It prevents both rescue or escape. It is not US territory...but it is US territory and a good argument why these men do not deserve our justice system or even the right to challenge their detentions. It allows for trials or tribunals. It isolates it from our citizenry, it is run by the military...it allows for sentences to be handed down...and then carried out.
You'll find the answer to all the Gtimo questions that Obama wants to ask...wants to spend tens of millions of $ to "close"....you'll find Gitmo answers EVERY one of the questions regarding where, when, how, why, or what, it's simply an absolute stroke of genius.
Last edited by Charles Martel; 10-29-09 at 02:35 PM.
It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.
My friend you are right about Bush, but that's simply irrelevant to me. If you support Obama on Afghanistan you had better get used to playing defense. Obama is going to get the Bush Treatment.
I can't help but chuckle over this. Here is why:
1) During Bush's term in office, every time Liberals posted about troops deaths, and Bush being responsible for them, they were called troop haters, terrorist supporters, and anti American.
2) So, what do we have today? The very people who called Bush's opponents troop haters, terrorist supporters, and anti American are doing what the Liberals were doing, that is, calling out the president over troop deaths.
So, I must ask the following:
Are those bashing Obama over troop deaths troop haters, terrorist supporters, or anti American? Of course not. Neither were those who were bashing Bush over troop deaths during his administration. It all boils down to nothing more than the usual partisan hackery when it comes to this issue.
So far, I am glad to see that the Obama bashers are not being told that they enjoy seeing our troops die.
Last edited by danarhea; 10-29-09 at 09:05 PM.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016