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.
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.
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.
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.