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Obama Fails To Get Any More NATO Troops

From the UK’s Times:

Barack Obama fails to win Nato troops he wants for Afghanistan

Michael Evans and David Charter in Strasbourg

April 4, 2009

Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to America’s allies to send more troops to Afghanistan, warning that failure to do so would leave Europe vulnerable to more terrorist atrocities.

But though he continued to dazzle Europeans on his debut international tour, the Continent’s leaders turned their backs on the US President.

Gordon Brown was the only one to offer substantial help. He offered to send several hundred extra British soldiers to provide security during the August election, but even that fell short of the thousands of combat troops that the US was hoping to prise from the Prime Minister.

Just two other allies made firm offers of troops. Belgium offered to send 35 military trainers and Spain offered 12. Mr Obama’s host, Nicolas Sarkozy, refused his request…

President Sarkozy told Mr Obama that France would not be sending reinforcements to bolster its existing force northeast of Kabul.

Germany, Italy, Poland, Canada and Denmark said that they were considering their positions…

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, the Nato Secretary-General, warned that new laws proposed by President Karzai in Afghanistan sanctioning child marriage and marital rape had made it harder to raise more soldiers.

“We are there to defend universal values and when I see, at the moment, a law threatening to come into effect which fundamentally violates women’s rights and human rights, that worries me,” he said

Remember when the left used to say that Afghanistan was the war we should be fighting?

Remember when they said that we needed to involve other nations in the war on terrorism, such as our NATO “allies”?

Indeed, Mr. Obama was the living embodiment of these mantras, since even before he began his years long bid for the Presidency.

And now he is getting a long overdue reality slap.

But of course our soldiers in the field are the only ones who will feel any pain.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, April 3rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “Obama Fails To Get Any More NATO Troops”

  1. proreason says:

    How can he be “dazzling” them if they “turn their backs” on him.

    Looking at it that way, I guess I’ve “dazzled” Angelina, even though she never answers my emails.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      That cuts it, pr!!
      I am now going to stop all the X rated e-mails thats been going twixt me and the AJ….I promise!! If she hasn’t the time for you………she…….must now suffer the anguish of less me!!

      This WILL be hard on her………but a lesson must be taught!!

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      Thanks LD, now AJ’s knocking on my front door! Unfortunately she also brought all 32 of her kids!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Babysit man…….its pr that needs the hit!! Dig?
      You’re next……..if he leaves sumptin’ on the table!! otay?

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      All right LD but PR better d*** well appreciate it! Juice boxes and Teletubbies for everyone!

  2. jobeth says:

    I’m not at all convinced that Obalmy ever wanted “help” from Nato or the Europeans.

    I’m not at all convinced he isn’t a closet Muslim or at the very least a serious muslim sympathizer.

    This is his “out” from Afganistan. No one will help so “we” can’t do it alone…so lets just leave, pull out and run.

    If that happens…(God help the women and girls)… I say its time we let the Europeans start doing the heavy lifting for the rest of the world.

    Then my husband woke me from my delirium and reminded me Europe hasn’t changed much since WWII. They are wimps and will capitulate at the first sign of force by the muslims…led by the French of course

    We somehow MUST get control over Congress! That is our only hope. Wonder how much will be left in two years to take control over though.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Yup, now he can shrug his shoulders and say, “I tried”.

      The Marines have a word for a person who is as useless as this but I can’t say it here.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    OBWANA KickBooty………”.Follow me and I’ll lead you to a better place.”
    Too bad he couldn’t toss in some virgins to pull sway!!
    Well….it works for “HIS” religion!!

  4. sheehanjihad says:

    Obama barks into the microphone to appease his disciples in the MSM, so they can trumpet his greatness, knowing full well he cut a bunch of back room deals with the coward Europeans to jump start his WORLD NATION agenda of rampant socialism. Two faced? Yes! Two terms?…not a freaking chance in hell.

  5. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

    Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, the Nato Secretary-General, warned that new laws proposed by President Karzai in Afghanistan sanctioning child marriage and marital rape had made it harder to raise more soldiers.

    “We are there to defend universal values and when I see, at the moment, a law threatening to come into effect which fundamentally violates women’s rights and human rights, that worries me,” he said…

    Is it just me or would what this A****** points to as a reason not to fight, constitute an even greater reason to ruthlessly kill the Taliban? NATO is as useless as the UN, I swear.

    • canary says:

      Obama like Kerry, just act like Traitors when they deal with the French. What a waste. This is all free travel to see the world for oOllah and Michelloho while it’s on Uncle Sam’s dime. And they just don’t want to be in country til the Korean blast off.

  6. catie says:

    But we were told he was so loved that the Europeans would acquiesce to all his “demands”. Looks like he’s nothing more than a big fat lying failure. Yes, this is his war now and he’s not going to do a whole lot about it. He’ll let Petreaus (sp?) fail in Afghanistan so he removes any threat of his retirement to enter politics on the Republican ticket (you would not be surprised the loony libs who live by me who feel that is Petreaus’ plan, and they talk about our conspiracy theories) and kick his butt to the curb in 2012. So it would appear that in all reality Obama is a failure. People like my husband will go to Afghanistan again and again until he decides to pull our brave men and women out with his tail between their legs so they look incompetent. He will then say we cannot fund a useless military but we must fund my brown shirt, jack booted thug army.
    When did the Europeans, NAGS, the Obambi’s, et. al. really care about “Women’s Rights”. If Karzai had said abortions for everyone, they’d be on board.

  7. dalej78 says:

    CNN says online, “Obama Lauds NATO Allies Support”. Gosh, it’s so irritating the way the Communist News Network covers for this guy. I guess we’ve outsourced our media watchdog to Britain:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/03/g20-barack-obama-nick-robinson-question

  8. artboyusa says:

    “He’ll let Petreaus (sp?) fail in Afghanistan so he removes any threat of his retirement to enter politics on the Republican ticket…if only he (Petraeus) would catie, if only he would.

    Did you guys see Barometer’s suck up speech, where he told the French (!) that America had been guilty of not taking Europe seriously enough and not showing due respect to their achievements? He said we’d been “dismissive” and “derisive”(which he mispronounces as “derrisive”).

    Well, with all due respect and as someone who lives there, what may one ask are those European achievements? To start two world wars which they then couldn’t finish? To spurn democracy in favour of fascism, communism and national socialism? To build gas chambers and then push 6 million people through their doors? To not create any art, music or literature worth noticing for the last fifty years? To sign up to the nightmare that is the European Union? To be so far gone down the path of national self-loathing, cultural insecurity and unaccountable and corrupt politics that, frankly, they’re almost beyond saving? That’s quite a list of achievements, Mr President, quite a list…

    • proreason says:

      But they do get 6 weeks vacation and have learned to live with high unemployment. And they have managed to reconcile with their own deeply entrenched racism and hatred of Jews.

    • JohnMG says:

      Every parasite needa a host. Inasmuch as we’re (the U S) the last man standing, where will we find ours?


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