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Obama: We Have To Win In Afghanistan

From his amanuensis at the Associated Press:

Obama says Afghanistan ‘a war that we have to win’

By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – 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.

In a major speech on Iran and national security, Obama said he would also secure nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists and rogue nations, achieve "true energy security," and rebuild the nation’s international alliances

"By any measure, our single-minded and open-ended focus on Iraq is not a sound strategy for keeping America safe," Obama said. "In fact — as should have been apparent to President Bush and Sen. McCain — the central front in the war on terror is not Iraq, and it never was."

Obama said the Bush strategy that McCain supports has placed the burden for U.S. foreign policy on American military. National security policy should go well beyond Baghdad, he said, and involve allies around the world. He focused on Afghanistan and Pakistan, saying that if the U.S. were attacked again, it likely would be from the same region where the Sept. 11 attacks were planned.

"Sen. McCain said — just months ago — that Afghanistan is not in trouble because of our diversion to Iraq. I could not disagree more. Our troops and our NATO allies are performing heroically in Afghanistan, but I have argued for years that we lack the resources to finish the job because of our commitment to Iraq," Obama said.

Later in the day, Obama was expected to conduct a series of television interviews to bolster his remarks…

We know that this latest pronouncement is just another attempt on the part of the Deity to move toward the center.

In a major speech on Iran and national security, Obama said he would also secure nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists and rogue nations..

Isn’t that why we went to war in Iraq?

But at this point how exactly is Afghanistan any different from Iraq?

Why is a surge in Afghanistan good while a surge in Iraq is bad? Why must we win in Afghanistan and lose in Iraq?

So that he can please his lunatic followers who want a defeat for America at any cost?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, July 15th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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