Headed Towards Defeat In Afghanistan|
November 11, 2009
The Obama administration is headed down the irrevocable path to defeat in Afghanistan,
and appears to be waving the white flag in the global 'war on terror.'
It has now been more than seven long weeks since the top U.S. and NATO commander
in Afghanistan, General Stanley A. McChrystal, reported on the desperate need for
more troops in Afghanistan, warning that defeating the insurgents will not be possible
if the United States fails to "gain the initiative and reverse insurgent momentum"
over the next 12 months.
As our public servants worked feverishly behind the scenes to deny support to our
fighting men in Afghanistan, hundreds of terrorists armed with automatic rifles
and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a pair of remote outposts near the Pakistan
border, killing eight U.S. soldiers and capturing more than 20 Afghan security troops
in the deadliest assault against U.S. forces
in more than a year.
Following this attack, U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates stated that the Taliban
now have the momentum in Afghanistan
"because of the inability of the United
States and its allies to put enough troops into the country."
Continuing to ignore the worsening situation in Afghanistan, President Obama and
the First Lady instead rolled out the red carpet while a group handed out white coats
to a select group of doctors, in a staged photo-op
designed to further Obama's proposed
health care reform. In his televised speech, Obama expressed deep concern for the
health of any Americans that aren't covered by government health care, and trotted
out several heartbreaking stories to prove it. These stories were later proven false.
Meanwhile, our State Department addressed the terrorist problem. They just renamed
Obama remained extremely busy in October, making a trip to Copenhagen to lobby for
the Olympics to be held in his hometown of Chicago, and appearing on the Letterman
Show. But he did take the time to stage a nice little photo-op with a midnight trip
to Dover Airfield, along with photographers, to show the nation his concern for
our returning war dead. (Concern that was sorely lacking
for the victims of the recent Fort Hood massacre)
At the end of this busy month, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs informed
the nation that Obama has spent "close to 20 direct hours" in meetings on Afghanistan
since Gen. Stanley McChrystal's request for tens of thousands of reinforcements
was submitted over two months ago.
Gibbs went on to say that Obama also spends "quite a bit of time" thinking about
the war in Afghanistan, after it was revealed that Obama had spent more time with Oprah
than with General McChrystal.
Our NATO allies saw that Obama was busy waging war on
Fox News and the Chamber of Commerce
instead of sending reinforcements to
our brave warriors who are fighting and dying in Afghanistan, and started following
On November 6, Canada’s top general issued instructions for his officers to start
making their plans to pull out of Afghanistan
The media remains silent on this shocking abrogation of leadership, reporting only
that Obama is considering his options
and weighing them, as a good President
should. The New York Times
now reports Obama's decision may not
come until December. Meanwhile, the Taliban grow increasingly powerful and our young men in Afghanistan
are left wondering if their sacrifice, and their comrades lives, have been in vain.
Americans are assumed to have forgotten that Barack Obama campaigned on a promise
to reinforce U.S. troops in Afghanistan, which he described as a war we “have to win.”
I guess he's changed his mind.
To my nephews Christopher and Lee, and all our brave young men in Afghanistan, I'd like to
say on behalf of most Americans, that I'm so very sorry your lives are being used
as political fodder. And unlike Obama, most Americans support you and will keep
raising their voices in outrage at the shameless lack of support and leadership
being shown by your Commander in Chief.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
She lives in South Carolina
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