We are going to leav wether the results on the ground warrant it or not. But the way they keep restricting the rules of engagement for our troops we might as well leave. You tie the troops hands behind their backs and then ask them to continue to leave the wire and engage the enemy in a limited fashion. No surprise that the TB adapts and kills more of our people while we continue to burden our troops with more armor to wear, some new piece of equipment, with batteries, to carry and a stricter ROE. The enemy reads the news and sees what policies we emplace (no bombing structures due to civillian casualties, so where do they go to?). It's time to leave that place. If they aren't going to let our troops truly conduct warfare then it's time to go. Everyone I know is tired of going over there, not because we are tired of war per se, but because the rules of engagement that keep getting harsher for us make our job increasingly difficult. In the early phases of war we have little ROE and we crush our enemies (see beginning of Iraq and beginning of Afghanistan). Then we start tightening them up and the enemy takes advantage (see Iraq and Afghanistan). It's one of the most frustrating things in the world to be apart of.
If a Republican was in office, the major media would be showing a daily total of those killed in Arab conflicts. They would also be constantly whining about the cost. With Obama in office there isn't a peep from any of the news organizations about either. That tells you something right there.
He has presided over 2/3 of Afghan-related mitary deaths in 4 years and he has presided over a 2/3 increase in our national debt in 4 years. He has presided over a 2/3 drop in our GDP in 4 years. He has presided over a 1/3 drop in our personal wealth in 4 years. He has presided over a 1/2 increase in unemployment in 4 years. He has presided over a 1/2 increase in the annual deficit in 4 years. C'mon people, what more evidence does it take to vote him out?
This article is a lie. Obama told the truth, we blunted their momentum, by taking out several of their top leaders. Finding some guy from "Long War Journal" that disagrees with this does not make it a lie.
Don't fall for right wing media deception.
The statistics suggest that you have been taken in by the hopeychange media:
Look at the US column. Note the sudden rise from 2008-9.
“We’ve blunted the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014, our longest war will be over" What a liar he is. The Taliban is resurgent and we are unable to stem the flow of arms from Iran and Pakistan. The ROEs are designed to favor haji not us. You lying sack of dog doo-doo. You pathetic little man. You care more for political power than the lives of our troops and our gallant allies. There's a special place in hades for pond scum suckers like you. Don't expect any rah-rahs from the troops on your next photo-op Mr Golfer. They're all way smarter than you are. They know what you are about and who the hell you are. You're feces to most of them.
Allow me to offer an alternative view.
It is not that the jugeared jac kass lies per se, it's that his lies do not benefit the country in any manner. As a comparison, we pay CIA and NSA agents to lie and it benefits society by damaging our enemies' ability to keep up with us.
Nobody in any level of government in the United States is authorized to lie for his/her political benefit. The reality that they do, AND are allowed to retain their ill gotten gains from lying, is properly laid at our feet as citizens/voters. We have no business putting up with it.
I am committed to making recovery of assets wrongfully taken from the US taxpayers a tea party policy objective. Instead of rallies, tea partiers can form sleuth gangs and track down the wealth of thieves such as Jamie Gorelick and Franklin Raines with an eye toward restitution via civil judgments.
This angers me, but it's expected. If you want to shock me, show a clip of Obama telling the truth about anything.
It really shouldn't surprise anyone that obama lied about a lack of progress in Afghanistan. The man lies about everything and will continue to do so during the campaign to try and make it look as if he has accomplished something during his term. But his has been an abysmal failure and no amount of spinning can or will change that FACT.
44 is NO ,, Commander in Chief ,, bring our troops HOME ,, "NOW" .
Next time their country will be Leveled .
In his speech last night he pronounced the taliban as 'tallyban'. Wierd.
Just dawned on me that he must have been thinking of that old French revolutionary, Talleyrand. They guy who was an ordained Catholic priest then turned anti-clerical and helped to appropriate church property for the Revolution. Hmmm.
Oh, I got ya. I do say America in both of those references. Don't know why he would leave out America.
I won't watch an Obama speech (just clips)....but I always refer to us as the United States, too. I just figure "of America" is implied. Do you think he had a reason to leave it off?
I found it disturbing that he stated "The United States" never "The United States of America". Anyone else notice?
And there is still no mention from Obama on how he would end this war in Afghanistan. Is the plan simply to run away in 2014? If so, then just pull the troops out today and save yourself a lot of pain, death, blood, and treasure. No need staying in a place if you only plan on running away, especially after you've invested over a decade of blood and treasure into that dirt hole. Obama never even talks about Afghanistan in the few news conferences he has, he never gives updates or progress reports, and he never says what we are willing to settle for in ending this war. It certainly is NOT unconditional surrender from the Taliban. Well then, what is it? What is our concept of victory in Afghanistan? When any of you find this out from our dear leader, please tell me. I'd love to know before we start seeing American helicopters taking diplomats off the roof of the embassy in Kabul just before the city falls to the Taliban.
I don't like the way this report compares coalition deaths to fatalities. It's dishonest. The truth speak volumes as it is. No need to distort.
Sometimes you cannot fight lies by simply relying on the truth. The truth never fought any battles for me. I am the one who must fight the battles for TRUTH. My nose is the one that must be bloodied if truth is going to prevail. Wouldn't it be nice if we could simply point out Obama's lies and everyone would just bobble their heads up and down and say, "Wow those Republicans are on to something."
It AIN'T the kind of world!
Look. Remember the New Mexico Governor's speech and how she said to her husband after the meeting, "I'll be damned We're Republicans?"
It's so easy to forget the MOST CRITICAL PART OF THAT STORY. She only agreed to the meeting, where her life was changed in order to get e free meal. If there had been NO FREE MEAL, she would never have had this break through.
You can dispel the lie with truth BUT ONLY AFTER YOU GET THEIR ATTENTION> The Average, semi moderate, Hispanic, Asian immigrants who've already been perverted by welfare payments, and blue collar guy or girls who cower as union members have already decided the REPUBLICANS Eat children, Republicans are evil, Republican is a dirty word! Don't you watch TV?
Romney MUST find a way to force the LSM to put him in the headlines and the only way to do that is by creating a scene,a controversy and Incident.
Stop being so stuffy, Mitt and call Obama an Asshole at a UC Berkeley speech or a speech at Harvard!!!!! These people do not know you!
We are about to lose this nation. And calling the President an asshole in front of 6,000 communist and sexual deviants is the LEAST of what I am willing to do to defeat these criminals!
I regret that I have but one "like" to give in these grave times. Mitt has a target rich environment and needs to engage, dammit! Put a call in to Wasilla and beg for crying out loud, if need be. Wire: #havebazookawilltravel#. Meanwhile you can start with this....."Half the blasphemous DNC boos God in public and all of them worship Obama. Just watch the tapes!"
You know Gingrich had a web page that encouraged supporters to send in there ideas for first day exec orders. Wish Mitt had a page for suggestions. I work with a Democratic consultant on campaign mail. His insight is that people simply do not know Romney. You and I do, The Right Scoopers who have been debating the candidates for months if not years know him but regular people who are not blog addicts do not now him. I'm not sure Romney's campaign is aware of this.
Being right and having a lot of people know that you are right are two very different things.
Mrs. WFM recommends that Romney frequently answer liberal calls for entitlement spending and green energy projects and other nonsense ideas meant to cripple our economy and enslave us to Mama Gov, with the following question:
"Is this issue/project so important to the US that it is worth borrowing money from China to pay for it?"
God bless the United States of America!
Thank you WW! She's saved my bacon frequently! Lots of times without good reason even.
She wants me to point out the Romney actually used the line about, "Is it important enough to before the money from China" was Romney line. She just wants him and the Republicans to use it more often.
Things I'd add to this excellent list!
--Order every agency to roll back the regulations to the 2008 manual so that any changes of additions made under Obama could be blocked.
--Any person promoted to a management position or promoted would be immediately subject to an FBI background check.
A typical commie trick the use in the bureaucracies is to promote felons and perverts to high positions so that they can control the managers through threats and blackmail.
We are not dealing with decent people under Obama. The only thing you'll find under Obama is exactly what you'd expect to find under a horse's ass.
Executive order number one: I would freeze all Federal Govt. hiring and job transfers. I want all those bastards hired and appointed in the last four years locked down. Then I would consider combining Dept of Energy, Dept of Interior, EPA and Homeland Security under one Oversight team with the most courageous woman I know in charge. The mission will be accomplished when she earns a new nickname on the front page of every national magazine. "Neutron Sarah", because the buildings will be unharmed but many of the people will have disappeared. Jack Welch didn't appreciate the moniker two decades ago, but he did get the job done! Next stop HHS and Education.
As I have said before, LIAR-IN-CHIEF! Those who want a thrill to go up their leg when a President gives a speech -- aka Political Sex thrills -- are helping wreck this country.
LOOK! - the thing that makes me ANGRY right now is that all day on Thursday
since I live near Charlotte
I had to wear a GAS MASK so I didn't breathe the same AIR HE did
As far as another lie - Big Deal -
NOTHING NEW TO SEE HERE ! - MOVE ALONG!
Hey, Joe, did you survive the massive rain storms that supposedly drove Obama from his 74,000 (empty) seat stadium to the meager 16,000 seat arena?
Tell us how the weather really was. Did they tell the truth or was it as we suspected, due to lack of participation.
Dry as a bone - - Not a cloud in the sky
I waxed my car - with the gas mask ON -
So I didn't have to breathe the foul air blowing in my direction
Of course. The reports on the news went from what would have been....
"No one shows to Obama speech"
"Hundreds of people were told there was no room and they had to watch it elsewhere".
That's exactly what I heard on the radio news flash. The Dems are nothing but lies and deception.
French Fries! and
Sweet Potato Pie >>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZOxqVl5oP4&feature=relmfu
What I heard is that JC sent down some practice lightning bolts and hit the podium
So they decided to move it indoors
Maybe he was thinking that he could feed (the BS) 10's of 10's and they would go out and spread the word. You know, kinda like feeding a vast mob with a few fish.
Ahhh, yes. But...but...he got it backwards (no surprise, there).
Rather than parting the rains so he could give his messianic speech to 10's of thousands, he concentrated them over his own podium, which forced him to bloviate his messing-on-it speech in a meager arena filled with 10's of tens.
So what you're saying is the torrential rains only hit the podium in the Bank of America stadium and nothing else. Interesting. I'd call that selective Anthropogenic Global Warming, as they created their own weather pattern to suit their needs. Hmmm...
Thanks for the update, Joe. Protect your health until the winds take those noxious fumes out to sea.
Good point Nukeman. How about we at TRS set up a contribution site for our brave brother Joe, who probably lost three or four umbrellas and lots of rain gear, not to mention the doctor bills he's sure to have piling up once the pneumonia he's sure to get from the rain, wind and bone chilling temperatures he personally endured being our on the site reporter at this unprecedented and historic event.
That's good news for Joe, as the Obamacare lines would be long for the pneumonia, but the PTOD lines will stretch around the block and down the road (that we didn't build).
He'll be soon suffering not only from pneumonia but, as you say, PTOD.
(Post Traumatic Obama Disorder). I have confidence in Joe though, he's smart and has been posting on TRS long enough to have built up a strong resistance. Besides, he's from Brooklyn and they're tough.
Agreed. I think we should have a telethon just to raise funds for his temporary loss of sanity, being that close the 'messiah'.