The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
"I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."
--Albert Einstein, 1929
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
American forces never lost a battle in Vietnam; I am sure American forces don't intend to lose the battle of Kandahar; but, in a very real sense, neither can they win it.
President Obama is traveling to Afghanistan to assure that the Afghani government is properly committed to winning the battle of Kandahar. We want them to own that victory because it'll mean our work there is nearly done.
“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
All of this is political window dressing Obama is not even conducting this so-called war. Karsai is being allowed to dictate rules of engagement that are holding progress and costing American lives.
Obama will do only what he has to in and effort to keep up the phony front until he has his way and the Constitution is trashed and he can declare his Socialist/Marxist victory with him as the Dictator in Chief.
Obama gives lip service to defeating the Taliban, and I don't trust him at all. He has been shown to lie too much.