Monday, October 19, 2009

Karl Rove: What World Has Rahm Been Living In? (Video)

Barack Obama and friends are establishing a very dangerous path in Afghanistan. I hope there does not come a time to tell America "I told you so."

Unreal that they are still blaming Bush as the cause of their delay in making a decision?

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  1. It is no secret that after the Bush administration almost won the war in Afghanistan, they left the job of capturing Osama to the Pakistanis and focused all his attention on Iraq.

    Afghanistan became a footnote. For every 5 soldiers we sent to Iraq, we sent 1 to Afghanistan.

    Bush's entire focus was winning the war in Iraq.

    Meanwhile the Taliban used the lull to rebuild, rearm, recruit and retake lost ground.

    In 2007, as Senators were demanding to know why the Taliban were retaking much of Afghanistan, The U.S. military's top officer acknowledged .... that for all the importance of preventing Afghanistan from again harboring al-Qaida terrorists, Washington's first priority was Iraq.

    "In Afghanistan, we do what we can," said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "In Iraq, we do what we must."

    Mullen, testifying with Defense Secretary Robert Gates on the effort to stabilize Afghanistan, said that war is "by design and necessity, an economy-of-force operation. There is no getting around that. Our main focus, militarily, in the region and in the world right now is rightly and firmly in Iraq."

    That is the sad history of why we are where we are in Afghanistan today.