It is not looking good for the American troops fighting the good war – President Obama’s words – in Afghanistan. He better get his head out of the sand and show some leadership right quick, but you are now are seeing with your own eyes what many knew.
President Obama simply lied about his plan in Afghanistan to get moderate and independent votes. Evidence? You want evidence?
I’m hoping Jim will be able to add some additional video tomorrow, but here’s what we’ve got so far.
At the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. Hat tip Gateway Pundit.
Chip Reid (CBS News): Thank you Mr. President, you just mentioned sanctions that have bite, what kinds of sanction, and I know you can’t get into details but what kind of sanctions at all would have bite with Iran, do you really think that any kind of sanctions would have any effect on somebody like Ahmadinejad, secondly some of your advisers today said that this announcement was a victory, do you consider it a victory and if so why didn’t you announce it earlier since you have known since you were President elect?..
Obama: I’m not interested in victory, I’m interested in solving the problem.
Afghanistan seemed pretty important during a debate with McCain and other events during the campaign. Hat tip HotAirPundit.
There’s is more of this video all over the place with Obama claiming we screwed up and spent time and resources in Iraq when we really should have put more effort into Afghanistan. Heck, he fought for two or three more brigades to be sent in before he was president right?
If anything should make you a bit sick to your stomach, it’s President Obama’s indecision when it comes to Afghanistan.
Update: Michelle Malkin links us to the story at The Washington Times. Note that I’m not certain this is unusual – how frequently the CIC speaks directly with commanders – but it does not sit right with me at all.
U.S. Commander of Afghanistan only talked to Obama once
The military general credited for capturing Saddam Hussein and killing the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq says he has only spoken to President Obama once since taking command of Afghanistan.
“I’ve talked to the president, since I’ve been here, once on a VTC ,” General Stanley McChrystal told CBS reporter David Martin in a television interview that aired Sunday.
“You’ve talked to him once in 70 days?” Mr. Martin followed up.
“That is correct,” the general replied.