Obama’s Big Day: Pulling Back On Afghanistan And Increasing Power

Hmmm, how many times during the HopeyChangey campaign (which is still going strong at barackobama.com) did we hear something similar to this?

As President, I would deploy at least two additional brigades to Afghanistan to re-enforce our counter-terrorism operations and support NATO’s efforts against the Taliban.

Now we get

president fluffy bunnyPRESIDENT Barack Obama has demanded that American defence chiefs review their strategy in Afghanistan before going ahead with a troop surge.

The Pentagon was set to announce the deployment of 17,000 extra soldiers and marines last week but Robert Gates, the defence secretary, postponed the decision after questions from Obama.

The president was concerned by a lack of strategy at his first meeting with Gates and the US joint chiefs of staff last month in “the tank”, the secure conference room in the Pentagon. He asked: “What’s the endgame?” and did not receive a convincing answer.

What is the endgame? In case Obama missed it during his $100 steak dinners, he is the president, and should, you know, have a plan when this was one of the issues he campaign on, ie, Iraq was the wrong war, we should have stayed in Afghanistan, he’ll send way more troops, and rout al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. And NOW he wants to know what the endgame is? Senator Neophyte has become President Neophyte.

And it doesn’t help that the Obama administration, and that guy brought on as VP because of his foreign policy experience (sic), are not treating Afghan President Hamid Karzai very well.

But, hey, good news: Obama is expanding the power of the presidency

President Obama plans to order a sweeping overhaul of the National Security Council, expanding its membership and increasing its authority to set strategy across a wide spectrum of international and domestic issues.

That may be necessary in this 9/11 world (which Obama and the libs would prefer to be a 9/10 world), but, didn’t Obama rail against increased executive power? Because he “was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president, I actually respect the Constitution.”

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8 Responses to “Obama’s Big Day: Pulling Back On Afghanistan And Increasing Power”

  1. John Ryan says:

    mocking our Commander in Chief during wartime gives aid and comfort to the enemy.

  2. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Comrade Ryan forgets his Muslim In Chief gave his first interview to El Aribiya. Da
    Comrade Ryanov? President Barackshevik Hussein Obambi is NOT my commander in chief.
    “Dallas loves you Mister….”

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  5. drstrangeloveb52isok says:

    But Blackbeard, what if the commander in chief IS the enemy? Soon WE THE PEOPLE will lose our crystal clear bodily fluids…
    – General Jack D. Ripper 2009

  6. Silke says:

    Teach said:…didn’t Obama rail against increased executive power?

    All presidents seek to increase executive power. What Obama criticized was President Bush’s interpretation of the “unitary executive.”

    And NOW he wants to know what the endgame is? Senator Neophyte has become President Neophyte.

    President Obama is doing what any good Command-in-chief would do – consult with his commanders. Far from “pulling back on Afghanistan,” those of us in the military community are anticipating a long commitment there. The President’s actions haven’t given us any reason to think otherwise.

  7. In other words, Silke, he railed against something that the Left made up. Nice try.

    Obama campaigned on what he would do, and now he is changing.

  8. manbearpig says:

    isn’t the President, as commander-in-chief, the one who defines what the end game is? He is the one who should be defining what the US role/purpose is in the ‘stan and his chiefs should be developing a plan to get there.

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