DO NOT ASSUME from the words spoken from the Spineless-In-Chief that he is going to work toward achieving a victory in Afghanistan; rather he is “intending to finish the job” which, in Obamaworld, could mean walking away. Remember, he stated that he wanted to “fundamentally transform” America, and considering how that seems to be working out, I continue to think that he is going to pull our troops out and let the terrorists have the mountains, the goats, and the poppies to the detriment of our national interests, our allies, and the entire Middle East.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he will announce his strategy for Afghanistan after Thanksgiving.
“My intention is to finish the job,” Obama said in comments from the White House.
“I think once the American people hear a clear rationale for what we’re doing there and how we intend to achieve our goals, they will be supportive,” Obama said.
The president hinted that the U.S. had lost focus on the mission and not provided adequate strategy or resources to the region, a theme from his presidential campaign. He said it is in the strategic interest of the U.S. to target al-Qaeda and its allies to “dismantle and degrade their capabilities and ultimately destroy their networks.”
This may be a hint that the president will send additional troops to a country where the U.S. has been embroiled in war for more than eight years. Obama also appeared to give a nod to weakening support for a war that, according to polls, is no longer though winnable by a majority of the public.