“His plan comes up short. There’s not enough troops, not enough resources and not enough urgency. What President Bush and Senator McCain don’t understand is that the central front in the War on Terror is not in Iraq and never was. The central front is in Afghanistan and Pakistan where the terrorists who hit us on 9-11 are still plotting attacks seven years later.”
Senator Barack Obama
On the Bush war strategy
September 9, 2008
Video Flashback: Empty Suit Barack Obama scolded President Bush last year for not sending enough troops to Afghanistan:
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said President Bush’s announcement that he’ll send more forces into Afghanistan is too slow and insufficient. (Sept. 9)
George Bush and the US won the War in Iraq despite opposition from Barack Obama and Democrats. But, Barack Obama is not fairing as well in Afghanistan. 43 US troops have died in Afghanistan since August 30 when 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–were needed if the U.S. is to defeat the insurgents in Afghanistan.
Unfortunately, Barack Obama cannot outsource Afghanistan.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says US generals may resign over Obama’s poor leadership.
Breitbart reported on this interview today:
“The President does deserve time to think this through, but not, I think, a lot of time, only because right now we have a strategy that’s not working. Our generals are telling us that, that puts our soldiers at risk. So we have people over there who are at risk because they’re not being guided by a good strategy that keeps them safe, that gets this thing turned around. And if the president chooses just to not do that, but stay there, then I think you’ll see that kind of a thing happen, then you’ll see those kinds of resignations.”