September 28, 2009 1:01 PM
While troops die, Obama parties hearty, ignores Afghanistan
Our Glorious Leader and Lady Michelle will hold their weekly concert at the White House - you know, the one where they bring in live entertainment and party every Wednesday night at our expense - then jet off the next day for Copenhagen with their their usual humongous entourage to plead for the 2016 Olympics to be held in their hometown Chicago.
Oh, and did you know that The One has found time to play golf on an almost weekly basis (still no time for church, though)? See Media Cheer Obama's Golf Outings; Criticized Republicans' Trips to Course.
So one might wonder why he hasn't found time to consult with the commander in charge of military operations in Afghanistan, who in a CBS interview yesterday revealed that Obama had spoken to him once in the last 70 days.
Only the Washington Times - and none of the other Uncle TOM (Tired, Old Media) found it part of "all the news that's fit to print"
U.S. commander in Afghanistan talked with Obama only once
September 28, 2009
The military general credited with capturing Saddam Hussein and killing the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, says he has spoken with President Obama only once since taking command in Afghanistan.
"I've talked to the president, since I've been here, once on a VTC [video teleconferece]," Gen. 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.
This revelation comes amid the explosive publication of an classified report written by the general that said the war in Afghanistan "will likely result in failure" if more troops are not added next year. Yet, the debate over health care reform continues to dominate Washington's political discussions.
Former U.S. Ambassador for the United Nations John R. Bolton said this was indicative of Mr. Obama's misplaced priorities
"I think it's very clear, and has been during last year's campaign and in the eight months the president has been in office, that he just doesn't regard foreign policy and national security as important as domestic issues, like reforming the health care system," Mr. Bolton told the hosts of The Washington Times' "America's Morning News" on Monday.
He went on: "If you think there are no threats, then it's not illogical to pay no attention to the rest of the world. The problem is in his [Obama's] basic reading of the international environment where we do continue to face massive threats for international terrorists and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, among others."
Gen. Stanley McChrystal has asked for 40,000 more troops to conduct the war in Afghanistan, a request which has been pretty much ignored by a White House more concerned with cozying up to world dictators, pushing an unwanted healthcare takeover down our throats, living high on the hog, and pursuing vanity projects.
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In the meantime, as the Obamas live like there's no tomorrow - in a way that Bush would have been tarred and feathered for - men and women are dying daily in Afghanistan.
My heart grieves for our service men and women. And their families
This upsets me so much. I am married to the military (Marine husband) training for Afghan as we speak. In the last 2 months we have heard SO much about healthcare and almost nothing on our troops over there. Obama is setting them up to fail by ignoring the field commanders and thats a very scary reality for our military men, women, and families. Not to mention all the money Obama spends on entertaining, here is an idea put that money into the war so we can bring our families home!
Posted by: Megan | September 28, 2009 7:23 PM
My boyfriend spends a lot of time in Afghanistan and it definitely doesn't make me feel good to know that he's been forgotten by the president.
Posted by: Karli | September 30, 2009 12:07 AM