Thursday, October 21, 2010

Obama Prepares to Surrender in Afghanistan

Obama Prepares to Surrender in Afghanistan
Obama and the White Flag of Surrender
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

In an article entitled “Iran joins high-level Afghan talks” by AP writer ALESSANDRA RIZZO, Rizzo says the following: “Iran took part in a high-level meeting on Afghanistan on Monday after the United States said it has no problem with its participation.

The international "contact group" met in Rome amid a renewed push to end the nine-year-old war in Afghanistan, including bringing Taliban into peace talks. The group gathers the Afghan government, NATO, the EU, U.N. and other key players — including Iran this time — to assess progress in Afghanistan.

Representatives attending the talks said Iran was invited as part of efforts to have a comprehensive approach and include regional players in the discussions over the future of Afghanistan.

Richard Holbrooke, U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said Washington was asked about possible Iranian involvement and responded it had no problem with it. He and other representatives stressed the talks are limited to Afghanistan and do not touch on the contentious issue of Tehran's nuclear dossier.

"This is a meeting on Afghanistan and it is restricted to Afghanistan," Holbrooke told reporters. "What we are discussing here is not affected by, nor will it affect, the bilateral issues that are discussed elsewhere regarding Iran." (SOURCE)

What all this tells THIS scribe is – that Obama is looking for a way, anyway, to pull US Forces out of Afghanistan, at the earliest possible moment, and any progress that has been made in Afghanistan, at the cost of all those American’s lives, will have been in vain!

It looks, for all the world, as if Obama has LOST HIS WAR!

Look, Iran is the enemy of the United States … period! Iran wishes the United States nothing but harm. Why, a complete political novice and a totally naïve Commander-in-Chief would know better than to do want Obama is doing in Afghanistan -- and now he adds insult to injury by openly allowing Iran to join in the talks concerning the future of Afghanistan.

The dishonor done the US military by Obama is immeasurable. He has now shown his utter disrespect for the American warrior. No wonder the democrats do not want the military votes counted!

Obama is far more concerned with how other countries view HIM than he is about the successful completion of the US military’s mission in Afghanistan. He does not care that this will be seen as a victory for America’s enemies. He does not care that it will be another blemish on the reputation of the US military equal to that of Vietnam.

Rizzo goes on to say: “Commanding Gen. David Petraeus, who was attending the talks in Rome, said last week that coalition forces have allowed Taliban representatives to travel to Kabul for peace discussions with the Afghan government, although a Taliban spokesman has dismissed the talk as propaganda. In Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said he has high hopes for a new peace council to negotiate with Taliban leaders he's been meeting, according to a statement released Saturday by his office.” (SOURCE)

I have lost the respect I once had for General Petraeus. Why he does not resign is a question I cannot answer. Surely he can see the massive error in all this. If he cannot, then he is the wrong man to hold the position he currently fills.

Rizzo quotes Richard Holbrooke as saying: “That's not admitting defeat. We are not going to win this war by purely military means." Of course not … until it is tried!

We have said time and again you don’t win wars by attempting to win the hearts and minds of the enemy. To win wars you get the enemy by the testicles and THEN you can take him anywhere you want – including the surrender table!

To win a war you take the restraints off the military and allow them to fight it with everything in the arsenal -- including tactical nukes. If you can’t get the Taliban out of the mountains then nuke the mountains and flatten them on top of the Taliban.

There is simply no excuse for not allowing the US military to win in Afghanistan. Obama is exhibiting some of the most pathetic leadership as a Commander–in-Chief since, well, Jimmy Carter. As an American, and as a veteran, I am deeply, deeply, ashamed.

I feel for the American Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who are placing their lives on the line for a cause when they KNOW their Commander-in-Chief will run the white flag of surrender up at the earliest possible moment.

Obama’s behavior toward the war in Afghanistan is not the behavior of a leader of men. It is not the behavior of a brave man. It is the behavior of a man who is looking for a place to hide, a way out, a place to run for safety. His conduct is an embarrassment to every red-blooded American male alive today.

Even a fool knows that defeat on a battlefield is NEVER assured until you decide to leave the battlefield. We now can rest assured that Obama has decided to give victory to America’s enemies in Afghanistan AND in Iran.

America does not need, nor want, this kind of man in the Oval Office of the President of the United States of America.
J. D. Longstreet

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