Monday, March 23, 2009

Obama Weakness: Here Comes The "Cut-and-Run" Afghan "Exit Strategy"!

So much for that whole "shifting -the- focus- of- the- war- on- terror- to- Afghanistan- approach!"

But I guess if we can't call it terror anymore, then why fight it?

And to think, just six months ago then nominee Obama said President Bush's announcement that he'll send more forces into Afghanistan was too slow and insufficient.

Another promise broken. Another "cut-and-run" strategy. Another display of the inherent weakness of this President.

The New York Times reports:

The United States must look for a way out of the war in Afghanistan, President Obama said, in a signal that the military build-up in Afghanistan will not be open-ended and will lead to the eventual withdrawal of American and NATO troops from the country.

“There’s got to be an exit strategy,” Mr. Obama said in a wide-ranging interview shown Sunday on “60 Minutes” on CBS. “There’s got to be a sense that this is not perpetual drift.”

European officials have been outspoken about their plans to leave Afghanistan in the next three to four years. Mr. Obama’s remarks, which were recorded on Friday, indicated that the administration, which has more troops and resources in Afghanistan than European countries do, is also working toward a long-term strategy.

Last month, he announced that he would send 17,000 more American troops to Afghanistan this spring and summer, adding to the 36,000 already there.

In the interview, Mr. Obama also signaled that the United States was redefining its mission in Afghanistan, away from the Bush administration’s broader strategy of promoting democracy, civil society and governance in Afghanistan and toward getting the country to a point where it is not used to start attacks on the United States.

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