Sunday, November 22, 2009
IWA For Sunday 112209
98 Troops Killed Since Request for Support
That's right. On August 30, Gen. Stanley McChrystal sent Defense Secretary Robert Gates a war assessment in which he said more U.S. troops, and a new U.S. strategy, are needed if the U.S. is to defeat the insurgents in Afghanistan.
Since that Aug. 30 date, a total of 98, that we know of, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines have died in Afghanistan. Apparently there is some confusion in Washington as to what to do about it.
What happened since you said this Mr. President?
"The Afghan government needs to do more. But we have to understand that the situation is precarious and urgent here in Afghanistan. And I believe this has to be our central focus, the central front, on our battle against terrorism," Obama said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation."
"I think one of the biggest mistakes we've made strategically after 9/11 was to fail to finish the job here, focus our attention here. We got distracted by Iraq," he said.
Obama said troop levels must increase in Afghanistan.
"For at least a year now, I have called for two additional brigades, perhaps three,"
Oh yeah, that was when you were just a lowly Senator. When asked if you would discuss these things on your trip to Afghanistan, you said this famous line.
"I think it is very important to recognize that I'm going over there as a U.S. Senator. We have one President at a time, so it's the President's job to deliver those messages,"
Well Sir, YOU are the President. YOU have a General crying out loud for back up. For Support. For more Troops. He is calling you out Sir. You said that you had made Afghanistan a key focus of YOUR Foreign Policy. YOU said YOU would make it the central front in the "War on Terror" if Elected. Now YOU are being called out.
I repeat, since Gen. Stanley McChrystal called out to you for more Troops. His Men and Women are being killed. 98 of them we know about, YOU have diddled. You have played Golf, gone to $30,000 dollar a plate dinners, partied at the White House with Earth Wind and Fire, and traveled the world, bowing to foreign Leaders.
YOU keep saying your decision on Afghanistan is weeks away. There is NO decision here Sir. October was the deadliest month on record. Since YOU took office, attacks are INCREASING. We even have an attack, not only on our own soil, but at one of our own Military Bases. Since YOU took office, Our enemies have grown more brave and more deadly. YOU are to blame for those 98 killed since YOU were requested to send HELP! There is no longer any passing the buck here Obama. YOU are to blame. The Blood of those 98 Service People are on YOUR Hands. There is NO choice that has to be made here. America's children are dying in Afghanistan, YOU are being asked to send help. SEND THEM HELP! Send them whatever they need to get the job done.
You are the Idiot of the Week, Month, perhaps even Year. You are more than just an Idiot. YOU are to blame for every Troop killed, and every attack here that takes place from the time you were sworn in, until YOU actually DO something about it. YOU are the Commander and Chief. The buck stops with YOU. Stop playing President, and actually DO THE JOB! The number one Job of the President is to Keep America SAFE. It's in that annoying little piece of paper called the Constitution. I know you do not like it, but perhaps you should attempt to read it and understand that YOU are NOT King. You are NOT a Dictator. You are a SERVANT of the People, and your job is not to take over the Country, but to DEFEND IT!
CNN Politics - Obama calls situation in Afghanistan 'urgent'