Obama’s Real Afghanistan Plan – Pants On Fire
Once again, "Liar, Liar, Barack Hussein Obama", Pants On Fire!
Monday, July 14, 2008
WASHINGTON - Democrat Barack Obama said Monday that as president he would send at least two more combat brigades to Afghanistan.
"As president, I would pursue a new strategy, and begin by providing at least two additional combat brigades to support our effort in Afghanistan," Obama said in an op-ed published in The New York Times.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Candy Crowley of CNN interviewed Sen. Barack Obama before he left Berlin for Paris. Among her questions: Why are we in Berlin with a little more than three months before the election? And what message are American voters supposed to draw from this?
Part of Obama's answer was this:
"If we have more NATO troops in Afghanistan, then that's potentially fewer American troops over the long term, which means we're spending fewer billions of dollars, which means we can invest those billions of dollars in making sure we're providing tax cuts to middle class families who are struggling with higher gas prices that will have an impact on our economy."
Obama's real plan is to remove troops from Iraq, not to deploy them into Afghanistan but bring them home and abandoning the success in Iraq. Obama is not concerned with Afghanistan he is concerned with appeasing the Leftist Nation and getting votes at the expense of national security and the war on terrorism.
The tax and spend Liberal would reduce our military; return it to the embarrassing shambles of the Clinton era and work on his plan to socialize America.
However, NATO doesn't seem to agree with Mr. Obama, his German honeymoon has ended abruptly.
Secretary General of the opposition German Free Democrats, Dieter Niebel, responded to Mr. Obama by telling the Bild am Sonntag that:
"Under no circumstances will the German taxpayer pay with more money and more troops for Afghanistan for tax cuts in the U.S."
Erwin Huber, chairman of the center-right Christian Social Union of Bavaria, called Mr. Obama's statement "a disappointment for Europe and Germany."
Mr. Huber, who belongs to the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, also said, "it is the opposite of solidarity and partnership when one side is to make more sacrifices and the other gains an advantage from it."
So much for allies in the war on terror and Mr. Obama's foreign affairs credentials.
The Wall Street Journal has a lesson for the "wunderkind" Obama:
Welcome to President Bush's world, Senator Obama. The myth is that Mr. Bush's "unilateralism" has so antagonized America's allies that they will rush to share more of the war burden once the Texan is back in Crawford. But Europeans have long enjoyed the free ride of U.S. military protection while enjoying even more their freedom to criticize how that protection is provided. Mr. Obama's attempt to link European security commitments to American tax cuts was the kind of "unilateral" political faux pas that won't make European defense burden-sharing any more likely.
Obama choreographed the whole "Magical Mystery Tour" with fake photo-ops, censoring the press, shooting 3-pointers, ignoring the troops and once again being untruthful to the American's who vote.
Mr. Obama's foreign policy credentials are in the tank and his recent trip did nothing to burnish his honesty credentials. Indeed!