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Obama Mocks Afghan Pullout ‘Obsession’

From a memory impaired Associated Press:

Obama cites ‘obsession’ on Afghanistan timeline

By Darlene Superville And Tom Raum, Associated Press Writers Mon Jun 28, 2010

TORONTO – President Barack Obama said Sunday that there’s "a lot of obsession" about the withdrawal date for U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He said his focus is on making sure the mission there is successful.

Who on God’s green earth was more ‘obsessed’ about forcing a withdraw date for our troops in Iraq than Mr. Obama?

In fact, Mr. Biden’s recent (preposterous) claim that the Iraq War is "a major accomplishment of the Obama administration" rests entirely on the Democrat fantasy that Mr. Obama’s campaign forced President Bush into establishing a withdraw date for our soldiers there.

And yet now Mr. Obama is getting testy about being nagged about a withdraw date. — Isn’t irony ironic?

Obama’s show of frustration about when he will end the unpopular war in Afghanistan came in his closing press conference at the G-20 summit in Toronto..

At the end of a week in which he dismissed his top commander in Afghanistan, Obama defended his war strategy and said the United States would assist the Afghans "for a long time to come."

"I don’t have a crystal ball," the president said when asked about a five-year Afghanistan exit strategy endorsed Saturday by the Group of Eight major industrial democracies.

Paging Doctor Freud. Apparently, General McChrystal still looms large in Mr. Obama’s unconscious mind. (And we won’t even address the similarly Freudian implications of “ball.”)

"I think that right now the debate surrounding Afghanistan is presented as either we get up and leave immediately because there’s no chance at a positive outcome, or we stay basically indefinitely and do quote unquote whatever it takes for as long as it takes."

Lest we forget, during the campaign Mr. Obama there was no such debate in Mr. Obama’s mind. He repeatedly said that Afghanistan was a war he had to win.

But of course that was said during the campaign, so it has very little meaning today.

Obama offered a rationale for the nation’s very presence in Afghanistan.

"You’ll often hear, why are we in Afghanistan when the terrorists are in Pakistan?" Obama said.

Which sounds remarkably like the question that Mr. Obama himself used to like to pose. ‘Why are we in Iraq when the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 were based (ostensibly) in Afghanistan?’

But as perhaps even Mr. Obama may be learning, the open spaces of Iraq make for a far easier place to kill terrorists than mountainous Afghanistan does. And now that the pressure is off in Iraq, the terrorists are streaming back into Afghanistan and Pakistan.

He contended America would be less secure if al-Qaida still could be housed in Afghanistan, and contended there remains "a vital national interest that Afghanistan not be used as a base to launch terrorist attacks."

Gosh, he sounds more like that war-monger George W. Bush every day.

Luckily for him, our watchdog media will never notice.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 28th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Obama Mocks Afghan Pullout ‘Obsession’”

  1. Tater Salad says:

    What Obama does sound like is a Communist! How can any American think otherwise that this President is NOT a Communist?


  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “He contended America would be less secure if al-Qaida still could be housed in Afghanistan, and contended there remains “a vital national interest that Afghanistan not be used as a base to launch terrorist attacks.” …

    Yes, Obama much prefers they come in from Mexico, thus saving him a ton on travel expenses.

  3. proreason says:

    Afghanistan and the Oil spill both make the boy king very angry.

    They distract from his mission of turning the country into his personal fiefdom and leveraging that glory to move on to the entire planet.

    His only real policy for those unfortunate distractions is to use them in whatever way works to his advantage.

    Sure, some little people die, livelihoods are ruined, environments are destroyed….so what? In the end, Mr Obama has big plans for the earth, and he can’t be knocked off pace by piddly stuff like this.

  4. untrainable says:

    First Iraq is bad, senseless, the wrong war. Then it’s a triumph for Obama.
    First Afghanistahn was the “good” war and Iraq was a distraction. And now it looks like Afghanistan is a distraction because the terrorists are in Pahhhh-kEY-stahhhhhn. ??? I’m confused. Does that mean that Afghanistan is now officially a “quagmire”?? Holy crap, where are Cindy Sheehan and her code pink buddies? This is big news!

    Someone should do a study on this guy’s ethical gymnastics. ANYONE else would simply be called a lying opportunist with delusions of grandeur. But somehow Obama can contradict himself, even within the context of a single sentence, and nobody bats an eye?

    C’mon people! Bat already! Just one eye will do. Bat bat bat bat bat. Somebody? Anybody?

    • JohnMG says:

      …..”Someone should do a study on this guy’s ethical gymnastics….”

      Error on page;

      Someone should do a study on this guy’s ethical flatulence!

      There, fixed that for ya’.

  5. AmericanIPA says:

    Obama relies on two things which keep him from appearing to the world to be the laughing stock that he is to all of us who pay attention: first is that many, many citizens don’t pay attention. They don’t watch or listen to ANY news, let alone any that tells them the facts, which would include a number of terrible truths about his past and his philosophies and associations. This, coupled with the fact that he was running against the weakest and least republican of any republican nominee for president is the reason he is now in that office.

    The second thing he relies on is of course, a liberal news media that wants him to appear capable, which he isn’t. Perception is reality now, and the media cultivates the perception that he is brilliant, athletic, trendy, a great leader, and any other number of things which he isn’t. They happily exploit the fact that most people don’t know anything about their government and they don’t want to know. As long as that government keeps delivering the little trinkets, the rubes will cast their deciding votes.

    So when he suggests that his political foes were obsessed about a pullout date rather than his DailyKos supporters, he is showing how in the tank for him the news media in this country really is. Imagine half of the skepticism and nastiness that Bush was accustomed to being applied to this man. He would curl up in a corner and cry.

    The truth–for whoever can stomach it–is that he’s a joke.

  6. Mae says:

    Can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of the staff at Sweetness. Not only do you bring the important stories to light, but your commentary interspersed with the AP or what-have-you source is fun and pointed. Occasionally I even give you credit for the zings when discussing articles with friends and family. “…unconscious mind.” “…ball.” LOL!

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