Obama disinterested in foreign policy – including Afghanistan

President Obama is letting foreign policy take a back seat in his attempt to remake the United States into his own vision of a utopia, admired by United Nations diplomats. Krauthammer calls out Obama on his commitment to winning in Afghanistan. While friends and family are shot at in A-stan, Obama preps for speeches to school kids, Sunday talk shows, and Letterman.

Allahpundit over at Hot Air notes…

Does anyone, right or left, think he wouldn’t happily take a pass on international issues for four or eight years to concentrate on remaking America’s economy in his statist image? His Afghanistan posture was always transparently a sop to centrists, to prove that he was a “hawk” on some wars even though he was famously a dove on Iraq. Now he senses some public reluctance to invest further in the “good war” and suddenly he’s “skeptical” about more troops for the counterinsurgency strategy.

And the video – courtesy The Right Scoop – from the Fox round-table this afternoon. You gotta watch… and comment below!


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  1. gillie28 on September 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Few people want war and all it involves  But, Al-Q'aida still exists and the adage "give an inch, they'll take a mile," applies.  Like it or not, the reality is that when the U.S. is perceived as weak, then we are very vulnerable to attack. 

    To refresh our memories: when Bush attacked Iraq, and Korea and Iran thought they were next as the "Axis of evil," both countries were practically falling over themselves to change their policies.  Once they saw how "nice" we were in warfare, and stupidly allowed an insurgency to flourish, almost encouraging early rioting, this changed.  "Shock and Awe" morophed into wimpiness.  You can't convert true evil.  Lesson: if you go to war, do the job properly – go all out, or don't go at all. 

  2. Dimsdale on September 22, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Why does any reasonable, sane person believe a word of what Obama says?  Every promise or pledge has been broken without so much as a "how do you do?".


    As they say, anything he says has a shelf life that is shorter than that of a half gallon of milk sitting in the hot sun.  Uncovered.


    Joe Wilson was right on target and more right than he knew.

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