Contending that the U.S. is not pursuing a sound strategy for keeping Americans safe, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Tuesday that fighting al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan would be his top priority after ending the war in Iraq.
"This is a war that we have to win," Obama said in remarks prepared for delivery at the International Trade Center in Washington.Today, in the Washington ComPost, the following account comes from Bob Woodward's new book.
President Obama urgently looked for a way out of the war in Afghanistan last year, repeatedly pressing his top military advisers for an exit plan that they never gave him, according to secret meeting notes and documents cited in a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.
..."This needs to be a plan about how we're going to hand it off and get out of Afghanistan," Obama is quoted as telling White House aides as he laid out his reasons for adding 30,000 troops in a short-term escalation. "Everything we're doing has to be focused on how we're going to get to the point where we can reduce our footprint. It's in our national security interest. There cannot be any wiggle room."
Obama rejected the military's request for 40,000 troops as part of an expansive mission that had no foreseeable end. "I'm not doing 10 years," he told Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at a meeting on Oct. 26, 2009. "I'm not doing long-term nation-building. I am not spending a trillion dollars."
Yeah, I'd rather spend more than a trillion dollars on some ponzi healthcare scheme, or a "stimulus package" which is in reality a political slush fund. Hey Barack, you cannot put a price on our freedom and our security....it's priceless. No wonder he spent over 70 days playing golf and putting off Gen. McChrystal and others when they needed the troops, because he's not serious about winning the war nor protecting us from future terror attacks.
But it gets worse, especially how he views terrorism.
Woodward's book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, "We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger."
What the Hell is he saying? Come on you Islamofascist terrorists...bring it on! Clearly, he thinks 9/11 is no big deal. Why else would he refer to it as a "National Day of Service?"
Everything to do with our defense and security, Barack Hussein Obama clearly shows he is pandering to his Code Pinko bundlers and constituency, when he's not kissing the ass of radical Islamists who want to build Victory Mosques near Ground Zero. It's typical of how he and the extremist Democrats disrespect our military...they ignore them and their recommendations. Instead, the Democrats will cut their budgets and force the end of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" because the Dems pander heavily to the radical sodomy lobby who really don't want "tolerance," but instead seek to shove their lifestyle down the throats of America.
And yet liberals want to call Tea Partiers and some of our candidates "extreme?"