Monday, September 28, 2009

An Inconvenient Foreign Policy

General Stanley McChrystal revealed yesterday that he has spoken to President Obama only once since taking command in Afghanistan 70 days ago.  Afghanistan was described by Obama during his campaign as "the necessary war", but it now appears he wants nothing to do with it.

What in the world is going on?  Probably several things.  Obama seems not to believe that al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are a real threat.  It's obvious that our president is weak, indecisive and doesn't have the stomach for fighting a war.  In fact, he seems uncomfortable with the very idea of winning!  In this most macho part of the world, we have a pantywaist as commander in chief and don't think for a moment that the Arabs don't recognize this.

It's clear that Obama's domestic agenda dominates his priorities.  He evidently fears angering his leftist handlers who don't think any war is ever justified.  So he postpones making a decision and meanwhile our soldiers are dying.  Obama is a person who loves to talk, talk and talk some more.  But when you're president, the time comes when you have to stop talking, make a decision and actually take some action.  He seems incapable of making a decision and sticking to it.

Obama sees this war as a distraction from his power grab.  Reminder to the president:  as you yourself said during the campaign, a president has to be able to do more than one thing at a time. 

Politicians shouldn't run wars.  Yes, I know the president is the commander in chief, but especially with this president, every calculation is political, not tactical.  He should listen to his generals and follow their advice.  They actually want to win this war! 

1 comment:

  1. The fact that he's spoken with McChrystal only once is stunning. It's also stunning that our Secretary of Defense won't pass the general's request for more troops along to the president. Why isn't anyone in this administration willing to stand up for America and our brave service men and women?