War Games? This is what it should not be. Timetables? We should have none right now.
"I told you so on yesterday's post."
I sat and watched Obama's entire speech last night and not once did he mention the word VICTORY or anything close to that. Why? Because again Obama read his teleprompter flawlessly but he could not come to terms with himself and upset the political fringe on the left. They own him. As a Conservative blogger I will call him out on this time and time again.
As I mentioned yesterday we cannot win a war if we are not fully committed to it and instead are worried about a timetable for withdrawal. For heavens sake how do we expect to gain the support of the locals there when the message sent to them was that if we do not take care of business quickly we will cut and run. Who in their right mind is going to turn on the Taliban knowing that as soon as our troops leave they will pay the consequences.
Obama set a timetable of 18 months. In other words General McChrystal get it done quickly or we are coming home. He did mention that he would re-evaluate the situation on the ground and make an assessment then. We all know how long he took in picking his White House pet. I had the same feeling this past weekend when my wife sent me out to buy the Holiday turkey. The point is that winning should be the word of the day and not these timetables to keep the fringe left on board.
This timetable issue is not only on the minds of the locals but also on the minds of our allies. Why commit their men and women when this President is not committed to winning this war. What do they tell their constituents?
Listen I support the President for making this most difficult decision of sending our men and women into harms way but he did not have to mention any type of timetable for withdrawal. The Taliban can hide in the weeds for some time and wait us out. We cannot keep taking three steps forward and two steps back.
The passion has to be there as it was with President Bush. I do not see that same passion with this current administration. God Bless Our Troops.
Please feel free to comment and tell me, where I'm I wrong?
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