Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"This is not an American battle, this is a NATO mission," Obama said.

What a weak statement, coming from an American President about Afghanistan. Obama said this today during a photo-op with the NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

During the campaign, Afghanistan was the "good war," "the war we need to win." This is what Barack Hussein Obama (mmm. . . mmm. . . mmm) said about Afghanistan in August of 2007: It is time to turn the page. When I am President, we will wage the war that has to be won, with a comprehensive strategy with five elements: getting out of Iraq and on to the right battlefield in Afghanistan and Pakistan; developing the capabilities and partnerships we need to take out the terrorists and the world's most deadly weapons; engaging the world to dry up support for terror and extremism; restoring our values; and securing a more resilient homeland. What a leader. Except, evidently talk is cheap, especially campaign talk; and, oh, I guess it's a little bit more difficult to LEAD than it is to TALK. But that's something Obama would already have known if he'd had the experience he needed for the job he was campaigning for--POTUS.I don't think that's something you would learn as a community organizer or by sitting in the Senate for 145 days. But who could have known?

Now Obama talks about the war in Afghanistan as a "NATO mission." I don't think I've ever heard a less-impassioned discussion about a critical issue EVER from any American politician. This is the very definition of "phoning it in." Or voting "present."

Real passion there, Barry.

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