Obama rejects *ALL* the AfPak war options at today’s national security meeting (8th!), pushes for revisions

Still voting present. I am convinced he is waiting for his peace prize pick-up. This must be why Mullen, Gates and Hillary let it be known today all three of them support the high troop reinforcement option (30k+) as requested by McChrystal.  Trying to move the decision along. (Note- Hillary and the Pentagon had let it be known in September that they supported more troops-it was reported in the UK Times but our media ignored it. Sen Feinstein went on record a few weeks after that supporting more troops to guard the women of Afghanistan against the Taliban AND Al Qaeda. Hillary went on record AGAIN in October flatly stating we MUST stay and WIN in Afghanistan.)

And his response is to dig deeper in indecision and delay.  (Typical Obama, on Veteran’s Day he gives a speech pledging support and then kicks the can on the actual support, a man of NO convictions)

Politico has it:

POTUS will not accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, and instead will push “for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over responsibility to the Afghan government,” AP is reporting.

Obama held his 8th Afghan meeting today, to discuss how long it would take to implement the various options for troop increases he’s considering. The White House stressed that no decision has been made yet, and that the president is insistent that any new commitment will not be open-ended.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening that the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, sent out two classified cables to D.C. in the last week, expressing his concerns about sending more troops there until Prime Minister Hamid Karzai shows that it is willing to take serious steps to tackle corruption and mismanagement….

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November 11, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Obama Administration, Pentagon, Politics, Terrorism.

4 Comments

  1. Best CD Rates replied:

    I think much of time have been wasted on Afghanistan issues. Now there is no back out option, it is high time to increase the force there, win the situation, and take full control of it.

  2. Breaking: Hillary makes surprise trip to Afghanistan « Moderate in the Middle replied:

    [...] Someone in D.C. IS concerned about our troops, her name is Hillary and she has been on record for sending more troops for months now. [...]

  3. Hillary makes surprise trip to Afghanistan « Moderate in the Middle replied:

    [...] Someone in D.C. IS concerned about our troops, her name is Hillary and she has been on record for sending more troops for months now. [...]

  4. Reports of Mullah Omar capture abound while Team Obama rushes to apologize for Hillary taking a firm stance on protecting America, (even from our erstwhile ally Pakistan) « Moderate in the Middle replied:

    [...] was of course against the backdrop of Obama dithering and refusing ALL options presented to him on AfPak at that time.He just kept having more meetings. Soooo faculty lounge. But of course it is a travesty when it [...]

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