It’s official: the worthless assclown in the White House has no intention of winning the war against Islamic aggression and terrorism.
……Obama is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in Afghanistan’s political future and appears inclined to send only as many more U.S. troops as needed to keep al-Qaida at bay, a senior administration official said Thursday.
……Though aides stress that the president’s final decision on any changes is still at least two weeks away, the emerging thinking suggests that he would be very unlikely to favor a large military increase of the kind being advocated by the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
McChrystal’s troop request is said to include a range of options, from adding as few as 10,000 combat troops to — the general’s strong preference — as many as 40,000.
Obama’s developing strategy on the Taliban will “not tolerate their return to power,” the senior official said in an interview with The Associated Press. But the U.S. would fight only to keep the Taliban from retaking control of Afghanistan’s central government — something it is now far from being capable of — and from giving renewed sanctuary in Afghanistan to al-Qaida, the official said.
……Bowing to the reality that the Taliban is too ingrained in Afghanistan’s culture to be entirely defeated, the administration is prepared, as it has been for some time, to accept some Taliban role in parts of Afghanistan, the official said. That could mean paving the way for Taliban members willing to renounce violence to participate in a central government — though there has been little receptiveness to this among the Taliban. It might even mean ceding some regions of the country to the Taliban.
The Taliban acquired the ‘cultural ingraining’ through intimidation and brutality. It’s one of the mujahideen groups that formed during the war against the Soviets. Shortly after the Soviet pullout, a civil war ensued. Of the warring factions, the Taliban prevailed and proceeded to subject local populations to savage treatment. Sharia Law was established; television, music, and the Internet were banned. Men were required to wear beards, and subjected to beatings if they didn’t. Girls were forbidden to go to school. Women could not work outside the home, or venture out without a male relative. Women who violated the edicts were beaten or shot to death, by officers of the “ministry for the protection of virtue and prevention of vice.”
Like its sister organization, al Qaeda, it’s involved in world-wide terrorism. They are connected and have conducted joint training and terrorist operations.
Right now, the message to American troops in Afghanistan is “we’re pulling the plug on you”. Morale is sinking because of the lack of support from the Democrat-controlled legislature and the Pretender-in-Chief.
In his effort to cut and run, Obama is trying to concoct a difference between Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Even though we’ve pushed Al Qaeda out, he’d rather acquiesce chunks of Afghanistan to the Taliban rather than give General McCrystal what he needs to win. According to liberals Afghanistan was the ‘good war’. In reality, any war for the survival and protection of Western civilization is never good enough.
I said this before: Obama was left with a winning hand in both Iraq and Afganistan. This war is his to lose and he’s wasting no time doing just that. He’s pandering to the “world” (READ: improving our “image”), at the expense of our national interests and security.
Leftwingnuts will not be happy until the United States hits rock bottom with a devastated economy and our sovereignty is totally diminished.
They look upon this as being a humbling experience for our impudence; defying the world in the face of Islamic terrorism and daring to take on the Al Qaeda and the Taliban when the rest of the “world” wasn’t too keen on the effort.
After Obama’s ousting in 2012, it will take decades to unfuck all the damage he’ll have done.