Last edited by Yeager; 12-03-09 at 09:28 AM.
Any damn fool who gives the enemy an outline for the enemies victory is a major idiot in the first (expletive) degree.
Thank God the Taliban and Al Qaeda are not smart enough take full advantage of what they now know.
The other idiot who did this Bush dodged a bullet when he did almost the same thing over Iraq.
You never tell the enemy how to win. My God I can't believe people will still claim this imbecile is the smartest guy to come along,
If you were the enemy wouldn't the cheapest surest way to win with no risk of further loses or expenditures of lives or money is to do nothing. Don't attack, bomb, or even show your existence and grow your own forces until the lamebrain pulls almost all the troops out them just take over.
Obama is not only a fool but one or two words can't begin to express how I feel about this, ass, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, boob*, bore, buffoon, clod, clown, cretin*, dimwit, dolt*, dope*, dumb ox, dunce, dunderhead, easy mark, fair game, fathead, goose, halfwit, idiot, ignoramus, illiterate, imbecile, innocent, jerk*, lamebrain, lightweight, loon, moron, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, numskull, oaf, sap*, schlemiel, silly, simpleton, stooge, sucker, turkey, twerp, twit, I think about covers it adequately.
obama's obfuscating afghanistan policy is not going over well day 2
joe klein of time called it "crazy"
nyt's thomas friedman on matthews' hardball said---"the dots don't connect"
the grey lady, cbs, the LA times and the usa today each went into far more devastating detail
usa today---"dems doubtful, republicans critical;" hillary before senate armed services testified the admin has "not locked itself into leaving"
Afghanistan plan leaves Dems doubtful, Republicans critical - USATODAY.com
but obama, according to cbs' white house correspondent chip reid, directly contradicted mrs secty of state
"the president always has the freedom to reevaluate his decisions," garbled gibbs at the beginning of his daily briefing
but reid, according to reid, challenged the spokesperson in the brady room, "i asked gibbs if senators were incorrect calling the date a 'target'"
the question was apparently too problematic for the press secty:
White House: July 2011 Is Locked In for Afghanistan Withdrawal - Political Hotsheet - CBS News"After the briefing, Gibbs went to the president for clarification. Gibbs then called me to his office to relate what the president said. The president told him it IS locked in – there is no flexibility. Troops WILL start coming home in July 2011. Period. It's etched in stone. Gibbs said he even had the chisel."
Afghanistan timetable raises questions -- latimes.comReporting from Washington - President Obama's timetable for rapidly expanding and then shrinking U.S. force levels in Afghanistan, a central feature of his new war strategy, raised questions from critics and supporters alike Wednesday, and left top administration officials struggling to explain the plan.
The war plan presented by the president Tuesday night, which fixes the beginning of troop reductions in July 2011 but does not set an end, was the subject of widespread confusion as lawmakers, diplomats and others debated whether it meant that American forces were headed for a hasty exit or a protracted military engagement.
probably even more worrisome is the lady---"obama plan rattles nerves in afghanistan and pakistan," sabrina travernise and carlotta gall
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — President Barack Obama's timetable for U.S. forces in Afghanistan rattled nerves in that country and Pakistan on Wednesday, prompting diplomats to scramble to reassure the two countries at the center of the president's war strategy that the United States would not cut and run.In Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta, the only minister who commented on the speech, said the announcement that American troops could begin leaving in 18 months served as a kind of shock therapy, but caused anxiety.In Pakistan, Obama's declaration fed long-standing fears that America would abruptly withdraw, leaving Pakistan to fend for itself.zardari and kharzai, notably, offered no commentsMany in Islamabad, Pakistan's capital, argued that the short timetable diminished any incentive for Pakistan to cut ties to Taliban militants who were its allies in the past, and whom Pakistan might want to use to shape a friendly government in Afghanistan after the U.S. withdrawal. "The most serious issue, as far as we see it, is the exit date," said a senior Pakistani security official who spoke anonymously because he was not allowed to speak publicly. "It will have serious implications."
but others sure did
Obama plan rattles nerves in Afghanistan and Pakistan - San Jose Mercury News"Is it in Pakistan's interest to antagonize the Afghan Taliban now, if they will be in power two or three years down the road?" said Ahmed Rashid, author of "Descent Into Chaos," explaining the thinking in Pakistani political and military circles. "Will the Americans actually deliver after the withdrawal, when the value of Pakistan decreases?"
Pakistani analysts and security officials expressed skepticism that America would be able to achieve in 18 months what it had failed to do in eight years, and they said they considered the military buildup to be more resources poured into what was essentially a losing strategy.
"Pakistanis are not convinced that another military surge will address the issue," said Maleeha Lodhi, a former Pakistani ambassador to the United States. "This is bombs and bullets bereft of a political strategy."
the msm, as typified by the ny times, la times, time mag, the today and cbs, are beyond skeptical, they're nonplussed
as are afghans and pakistanis largely
they are asking questions of clarification as aggressively as is rush limbaugh
it is what it is
Last edited by The Prof; 12-03-09 at 08:43 PM.
We could have done a cooler surge with B-2's and B-52's.
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