Quotes of the day

posted at 10:30 pm on October 21, 2009 by Allahpundit

“Recently, President Obama’s advisors have decided that it’s easier to blame the Bush Administration than support our troops. This weekend they leveled a charge that cannot go unanswered. The President’s chief of staff claimed that the Bush Administration hadn’t asked any tough questions about Afghanistan, and he complained that the Obama Administration had to start from scratch to put together a strategy.

“In the fall of 2008, fully aware of the need to meet new challenges being posed by the Taliban, we dug into every aspect of Afghanistan policy, assembling a team that repeatedly went into the country, reviewing options and recommendations, and briefing President-elect Obama’s team. They asked us not to announce our findings publicly, and we agreed, giving them the benefit of our work and the benefit of the doubt. The new strategy they embraced in March, with a focus on counterinsurgency and an increase in the numbers of troops, bears a striking resemblance to the strategy we passed to them. They made a decision – a good one, I think – and sent a commander into the field to implement it.

“Now they seem to be pulling back and blaming others for their failure to implement the strategy they embraced. It’s time for President Obama to do what it takes to win a war he has repeatedly and rightly called a war of necessity.”


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Most president’s failings are realized years after they’ve left office. Obama is a failure in his own time.

Griz on October 22, 2009 at 2:22 AM

A man of integrity vs. a man with no spine.

Hmmm. Who wins?

John the Libertarian on October 22, 2009 at 2:29 AM

…”Smashing”.

This administration’s rife with incompetence. Frightening, really.

ChipDWood on October 22, 2009 at 2:36 AM

Dick Cheney, we miss you sir!

Meanwhile, our brave troops are waiting……

yoda on October 22, 2009 at 2:38 AM

The Bush administration went out of its way to make the transition for the Obama administration to take the reins, for the nation’s well-being and security were uppermost in the minds of the former. Unlike the way the Bush administration was treated by its predecessors when the Bush members assumed governance, we saw adult leadership and statesmanship from January 2001 to January 2009,

The media sycophants are giving cover to ObaMAO, calling his dithering a thoughtful and deliberating move, pretending that his indecisiveness and lack of fortitudes are superior contrasts to the actions of the Bush team.

In the national security arena, ObaMAO and his merry band of fools are more like the Clinton henchmen who governed by finger-in-the-wind polls and total lack of conviction towards a long-term goal of recognizing and addressing threats to our nation.

I admire what Cheney said here because he diplomatically puts the truth on the table and calls out the irresponsible Obama crew. Cheney is a man of his word; Obama is just words.

The current administration should be ashamed of its cowardice and avoidance of adult decisions and behavior. It is dangerously petty and vacuous.

onlineanalyst on October 22, 2009 at 3:19 AM

To top off the ObaMAO foolishness, it has sent that remarkable statesman (??!) John Kerry over to Afghanistan to spin his magic. (Did he take his lucky hat?)

A thoughtful reaction to this development here: http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZTkwNDFhOTg3MTYzMWIzNGY3YmJiMzc2ZDBkNTcxYzg=

onlineanalyst on October 22, 2009 at 3:28 AM

And any other American that hasn’t had the proper dosage of Kool-Aid.

ddrintn on October 21, 2009 at 10:55 PM

The funniest thing that I heard on yesterday’s morning commute came from Quinn and Rose. Rose suggested that disgruntled Americans send Kool-Aid packets to DC, just as they had sent tea bags.

onlineanalyst on October 22, 2009 at 3:41 AM

Does anybody remember the Dynamic Duo (GWB & Cheney) getting caught on live microphone calling some jerkweed reporter an A-Hole? great stuff….

Here’s what I imagine it would sound like if Barry & Joe were recorded doing the same thing at a similar function:

Barry: Oh, man, there’s Rush Limbaugh! Boy, I hate that guy! Joe, there’s Rush…..have you talked to the IRS yet about that Audit on him I want done?

Joe: Who?…..Which guy?

Barry: Rush Limbaugh, he’s over there….look, I can’t point him out directly, too many Fox folks and cameras around….

Joe: That one?

Barry: Uhm….no, Joe, Rush Limb-…

Joe: Uhhhhhm….that one?

Barry: Well…..no, Joe….oh, skip it….How about talk to those waitresses there, Joe, maybe you can bore….I mean, tell ‘em about your days hangin’ out in Scranton diners hitting on waitresses just like them, or something, okay?

Joe: Well, okay….By the way, did I tell you today that you were really articulate, and all?

Barry: Yes, Joe, you did, thanks! (Joe walks away) What an A-hole, huh, Rahm?

dmh0667 on October 22, 2009 at 3:46 AM

Thanks terryannonline for the link. Didn’t get to watch on TV.

dragondrop on October 21, 2009 at 11:12 PM

terryannonline linked to a YouTube called MoxNews: Unfair and Biased. Look at the screen details added in. The monkeys that doctored this video haven’t a clue about reality.

onlineanalyst on October 22, 2009 at 3:54 AM

Cheney warming up before his speech.

fred5678 on October 22, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Man vs messiah (small “m” ) – man wins!

Don L on October 22, 2009 at 5:26 AM

Of everybody
I will miss you most of all…
Goodbye, friend scarecrow!

Haiku Guy on October 22, 2009 at 5:48 AM

So, seven years after his administration starts a war and six years after they start ignoring it, the Bush administation writes a report — “writes a report,” not “does something” — detailing how the next administration might be able to fix the mess they made,

Mighty decent of them. Too bad they didn’t write the rport in, oh, 2005.

By my calculations, if Obama makes a decision by 20013, he’ll be years ahead of the Bush Administration when it comes to swift, decisive action in Afghanistan.

Whatever whine Cheney wants to emit, Afghanistan was a colasssal fail for him

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 6:06 AM

I saw Michelle Malkin on Hannity last night. I think she gave the most forceful and damaging broadside shot to the administration that I’ve ever seen her deliver on TV. She pounded the NYT over the Anita Moncrief and Steph Strom issue–and really left them black and blue.

nice work

ted c on October 22, 2009 at 6:07 AM

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 6:06 AM

you obviously have no understanding of the “transfer of power” and “leadership” issues, along with spelling.

The Bush administration was prudently investigating, characterizing and collecting information on Afghanistan (been there several times–yes me) in an effort to improve the situation and hand it over to the incoming administration.

ted c on October 22, 2009 at 6:10 AM

its a distraction for the One.

rob verdi on October 22, 2009 at 6:13 AM

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 6:06 AM

What a very simplistic biased take. Your post lacked any real thought about what really happened previously.

You are in the tank. You cannot even question Obama can you? Seriously sad and laughable.

Classic O-Bot

CWforFreedom on October 22, 2009 at 6:45 AM

It just figures.

You can take a piece of filth out of Chicago but you can’t take Chicago out of the filth.

drjohn on October 22, 2009 at 6:50 AM

Now, who in this administration would dare take someone else’s work and pass it off as their own? Oh, yeah….

Kafir on October 22, 2009 at 7:05 AM

By my calculations, if Obama makes a decision by 20013, he’ll be years ahead of the Bush Administration when it comes to swift, decisive action in Afghanistan.

Whatever whine Cheney wants to emit, Afghanistan was a colasssal fail for him

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 6:06 AM

20013??? That would be a feat indeed even for a rat bastard traitor who wants to set himself up as President for life.

Seriously though, why don’t you morons start numbering these things instead of just posting the same stupidity over and over again. For example, “Bush started this war to funnel money to Halliburton and now Obama has to fix this mess” could be labeled

Bush started this war (27)
to funnel money to Halliburton (63)
Obama has to fix this mess (42)

So once you trolls get your list together you could then shorthand this nonsense you could save yourselves time by simply posting 27-63-42!!

highhopes on October 22, 2009 at 7:14 AM

Blleds Blue:

Oh please. For years we have heard the Democrats call this the good war, the war that had to be won blah blah blah. They also said we needed to include other countries, which Bush did. They also said that we needed to work through the UN and NATO, which Bush did. The truth is that the Democrats did nothing but undermine Bush on this policy and now that they are running the whole shebang they are lost. They have no idea what to do and can not even keep their stories straight…and so they fall back on their time honored tradition of whining and blaming Bush. It is the only way they know. It is their entire policy. whine, moan, complain, whine, moan, complain…lead is not in there anywhere.

Terrye on October 22, 2009 at 7:21 AM

“As President, I will pursue a tough, smart and principled national security strategy – one that recognizes that we have interests not just in Baghdad, but in Kandahar and Karachi, in Tokyo and London, in Beijing and Berlin. I will focus this strategy on five goals essential to making America safer: ending the war in Iraq responsibly; finishing the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban; securing all nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists and rogue states; achieving true energy security; and rebuilding our alliances to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

Hint to bleeds blue: Dick Cheney did not say this.

Rovin on October 22, 2009 at 7:33 AM

Oh Pleeeeaaassee! Let the man salsa! Who cares if we have young men and women in harm’s way? The weekly White House parties are REALLY important!

libertylady on October 22, 2009 at 7:42 AM

“Now they seem to be pulling back and blaming others for their failure to implement the strategy they embraced. It’s time for President Obama to do what it takes to win a war he has repeatedly and rightly called a war of necessity.”

Dick Cheney is such a badass. He has the ability to construct sentences that just don’t hit his opponents once – but numerous times. When the facts are on his side – he’s devastating. The good news is – he’s passed this genetic trait on to his daughter Liz.

And well … she has FIVE kids so I’m assuming here that there will be generations of Liberal angst caused by the “Cheney Badass Gene”.

HondaV65 on October 22, 2009 at 7:45 AM

They have no idea what to do and can not even keep their stories straight…and so they fall back on their time honored tradition of whining and blaming Bush. It is the only way they know. It is their entire policy. whine, moan, complain, whine, moan, complain…lead is not in there anywhere.

Terrye on October 22, 2009 at 7:21 AM

The truly reprehensible thing is that American troops are being killed while the filthy lying coward dithers over the field commander’s request for more troops. How many more soldiers families are going to get the official call because this rat bastard traitor is too concerned about his poll numbers to commit to a strategic decision.

He doesn’t have to send more troops in but the status quo is not working and changes need to be made. Let the troops do their job or pull them out! It’s either or Mr. President. Dithering is not a strategy and the troops deserve better.

highhopes on October 22, 2009 at 7:45 AM

The weekly White House parties are REALLY important!

libertylady on October 22, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Not to mention the kegger that garnered a peace prize for bringing radical racist academics and street cops together at the same table.

highhopes on October 22, 2009 at 7:47 AM

Why is Health Care a life or death necessity that must be handled now, now, now!? No proper debate … just shove it down people’s throats.

While our soldiers are dying in Afghanistan and this adminstration is kicking the can down the field and watching the body bags return from the field without a decision?????

And the thing I don’t get – for all the “hurry up” on Health Care – no one gets it until 2013! Hell, if you don’t get it for four years – why not take some time to debate it?

Put a priority on Afghanistan Mr. President. You’re people are dying. Some of them might even be from Chicago – the only place on earth you seem to care about.

HondaV65 on October 22, 2009 at 7:49 AM

Griz on October 22, 2009 at 2:22 AM

I like that so much I tweeted it. :)

ctmom on October 22, 2009 at 7:49 AM

Dick Cheney: A real man.

publiuspen on October 22, 2009 at 7:50 AM

Oh Pleeeeaaassee! Let the man salsa! Who cares if we have young men and women in harm’s way? The weekly White House parties are REALLY important!

libertylady on October 22, 2009 at 7:42 AM

libertylady: Its cupcakes!!!

Are we clear!!(Sarc)

(kidding):)

canopfor on October 22, 2009 at 7:51 AM

So, seven years after his administration starts a war and six years after they start ignoring it, the Bush administation writes a report — “writes a report,” not “does something”

Why don’t you address Cheney’s real point – that Raum Emmanuel LIED when he said “these questions weren’t asked”. Obviously – they were asked IN PLENTY of time for Obama to adopt virtually the same plan Bush recommended and handed over to him. You cannot deny this. Now you can fault Bush and Cheney all you want – but you cannot escape the fact that Obama adopted their plan in totality. You cannot escape the fact that after having adopted the plan, announced the plan, put a general in place to EXECUTE the plan, and promised to SUPPORT the plan – Obama is now waffling on CARRYING OUT the plan.

Complain about the eight years of Bush all you want – like the American Civil War – IT’S HISTORY. “Live In The Now” brother. And here in “The Now” we have a President who adopted Bush’s plan enthusiastically but who now, through his own impotence, can’t carry out the plan. Who does he blame for this impotence? Why he blames Bush now.

If your Dude can’t “get it up” in Afghanistan – maybe he needs to call Dick Cheney in to help? I’m sorry – I’m sick of kids dying in the mountains of Afghanistan while this president vacillates. It seems the only “wars” the President is capable of fighting are ones against Fox News, Limbaugh, and the American Chamber of Commerce.

Please.

By my calculations, if Obama makes a decision by 20013, he’ll be years ahead of the Bush Administration when it comes to swift, decisive action in Afghanistan.

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 6:06 AM

Your calculator is broken.

HondaV65 on October 22, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Cheney is pretty good at speaking truth to power. Obama is not good at listening. Bleeds Blue is eat up with dumb ass.

MikeA on October 22, 2009 at 8:15 AM

It’s pathetic the denial here. Bush clearly screwed up Afghanistan. There is no denying it. Talk about Kool-Aid drinking. Or will anybody here make the case that on January 20, 2009, we were winning?

I thought not.

And hey, after seven years of war, with a potential commitment to another decade, the idea that Obama has to meet some arbitrary deadline set by right wing bloggers is ludicrous. It’s nice to see someone taking the time to do things right.

Your calculator is broken.

HondaV65 on October 22, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Bush ignored the war for six years. 2009 plus 6 equals 2015. If Obama even pays attention to Afghanistan before 2015, he’s ahead of Bush.

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 8:16 AM

just telling it like it is….God Bless you!

cmsinaz on October 22, 2009 at 8:17 AM

By my calculations, if Obama makes a decision by 20013, he’ll be years ahead of the Bush Administration when it comes to swift, decisive action in Afghanistan.

Whatever whine Cheney wants to emit, Afghanistan was a colasssal fail for him

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 6:06 AM

Freudian slip

WordsMatter on October 22, 2009 at 8:19 AM

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 8:16 AM

jan 20 2009,bush gave him everything on a platter and dear leader with his cronies screwed up big time!

cmsinaz on October 22, 2009 at 8:23 AM

By my calculations, if Obama makes a decision by 20013

Actually, that’s my zip code.

jan 20 2009,bush gave him everything on a platter and dear leader with his cronies screwed up big time!

cmsinaz on October 22, 2009 at 8:23 AM

What Bush turned over was a huge stinking plate of fail. As General McChrystal.

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 8:25 AM

It’s nice to see someone taking the time to do things right. Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 8:16 AM

How does one define “right” here? What exactly has Obama done related to Afghanistan that can be considered to be the right thing? By your own assumption that If Obama even pays attention to Afghanistan before 2015, he’s ahead of Bush, you seen to agree that he has not yet done that. So what is he doing there that is right? Not paying attention is the right thing? That is all one can conclude from your comments.

MikeA on October 22, 2009 at 8:27 AM

What Bush turned over was a huge stinking plate of fail. As General McChrystal.

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 8:25 AM

They made a decision – a good one, I think – and sent a commander into the field to implement it.

dear leader accepted it gladly and passed it as his own

cmsinaz on October 22, 2009 at 8:30 AM

By my calculations, if Obama makes a decision by 20013, he’ll be years ahead of the Bush Administration when it comes to swift, decisive action in Afghanistan.

Whatever whine Cheney wants to emit, Afghanistan was a colasssal fail for him
Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 6:06 AM

20013?

Friendly21 on October 22, 2009 at 8:33 AM

By my calculations, if Obama makes a decision by 20013, he’ll be years ahead of the Bush Administration when it comes to swift, decisive action in Afghanistan.

the idea that Obama has to meet some arbitrary deadline set by right wing bloggers is ludicrous. It’s nice to see someone taking the time to do things right.

Bush ignored the war for six years. 2009 plus 6 equals 2015. If Obama even pays attention to Afghanistan before 2015, he’s ahead of Bush.

It’s nice to see someone taking the time to do things right.

From this we can only conclude that you think Obama is doing the same thing Bush was doing, which you imply was nothing, which is the right thing now that Obama is doing it but was failure when Bush was doing it.

MikeA on October 22, 2009 at 8:35 AM

the President made a promise to America’s armed forces. “I will give you a clear mission,” he said, “defined goals, and the equipment and support you need to get the job done. That’s my commitment to you.”

All of Obama’s promises, as has been repeated so often, come with an expiration date.

right2bright on October 22, 2009 at 8:36 AM

right2bright on October 22, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Actually you may be reading this promise wrong. He said he would give them a clear mission, goals and support to get the job done. He did NOT say that the mission would be to win the war, secure the peace or any such thing. The mission, as we can clearly see now, is to hunker down and wait until Obama gets his socialism rammed through the system here at home.

MikeA on October 22, 2009 at 8:43 AM

By my calculations…
Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 6:06 AM

Your calculations are always wrong…
Read the speech you little cockroach…the strategy Obama embraced was the same as Bush/Cheney, Obama took it and pretended it was his…then promised he would pursue it
“I will give you a clear mission,” he said, “defined goals, and the equipment and support you need to get the job done. That’s my commitment to you.” As your president so eloquently put it.
Men are dying while he is fighting with Glenn Beck and Hannity.
Obama has spent more time fighting Fox News, then helping our men fight a war…good grief, if I were you, I would hang my head in shame for supporting such a weak, indecisive, petty man…it would be better spent if you sent Obama an email everyday (instead of posting here) and tell him to “man up”, become a man, a leader, and take control of a country, and stop obsessing over Rush, or Palin, or Beck, or Hannity, or a plumber…email him and tell him to focus and become a leader.

right2bright on October 22, 2009 at 8:43 AM

Most president’s failings are realized years after they’ve left office. Obama is a failure in his own time.

Griz on October 22, 2009 at 2:22 AM

He’s a fast learner!

ya2daup on October 22, 2009 at 8:46 AM

Actually you may be reading this promise wrong.

MikeA on October 22, 2009 at 8:43 AM

Actually I didn’t…he has not given his commanders a clear mission…he spent 45 minutes talking and dressing down a hero and telling him to behave…meanwhile he spends 90 minutes with MSNBC media to hype himself…I am not worried about his agenda now, we all know what that is…I am worried that we are losing some of our finest, while he is fighting with Fox News, and our men are dying for a cause he considers a political problem.
Right now, our soldiers should be whom we are focused on…not Glenn Beck.

right2bright on October 22, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Dick Cheney: the all american american

bessex on October 22, 2009 at 8:49 AM

My guess is that nobody told Odumbo that as president of the free world, the check box “present” doesn’t appear on executive orders.

scituate_tgr on October 22, 2009 at 9:04 AM

Whatever whine Cheney wants to emit, Afghanistan was a colasssal fail for him

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 6:06 AM

Typical liberal drivel.

So everything that happened on Bush/Cheney’s watch was their fault.

But everything that happens on Obama’s watch is …..still Bush/Cheney’s fault.

How ignorant.

Liberals like bleeds blue are to stupid to realize that with this logic,9/11 is not Bush’s fault, it’s Clinton’s fault.

Clinton had 8 years to clean up the al-qeada mess where Osama declared war on us and attacked America repeatedly.
Clinton not only failed at addressing the problem but actually let Osama walk more than 8 times.
Clinton failed at solving the Saddam problem that was so serious that he made regime change National Policy.

All this Bush inherited.

All this is the fault of Bill Clinton according to bleeds blue.

You can’t have it both ways in the real world liberal.

If you are going to still blame Bush while Obama is President, you have to blame Clinton for the problems Bush inherited.

All we heard for 8 years is that the “buck stops at the Presidents desk” from liberals.

I guess this has an expiration date just like all of Obama’s promises.

Baxter Greene on October 22, 2009 at 9:05 AM

the Bush administation writes a report — “writes a report,” not “does something” — detailing how the next administration might be able to fix the mess they made,

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 6:06 AM

If Bush had implemented a new strategy, either during the election or the transition period, you would have been screaming that he was doing it for political reasons/ forcing President Obama into a course of action.

It’s dishonest for you to pretend otherwise.

BadgerHawk on October 22, 2009 at 9:09 AM

Baxter Greene on October 22, 2009 at 9:05 AM

The 2001 recession is totally Clinton’s fault, as long as we’re playing by Bleeds Blue’s rules.

Hell, the current one is Clinton’s fault too, seeing how many of the actions that ultimately led to the financial collapse were either started or accelerated in the late 90′s under his watch.

This is fun.

BadgerHawk on October 22, 2009 at 9:12 AM

It’s dishonest for you to pretend otherwise.

BadgerHawk on October 22, 2009 at 9:09 AM

Well, yeah, but dishonest is what BB does.

MikeA on October 22, 2009 at 9:20 AM

I miss manly men in the White House. The sad thing is how many people are going to suffer because so many other people thought this guy could be a leader. And the dithering continues.

scalleywag on October 22, 2009 at 9:27 AM

What Bush turned over was a huge stinking plate of fail. As General McChrystal.

Bleeds Blue on October 22, 2009 at 8:25 AM

You don’t even try to make sense.

If Bush’s policies are such a failure, then why is Obama’s adopting so many of them.

You want failure.


Obama makes a big to do about his new strategy and new General (McCrystal) that he is implementing in March of 09.


Withing months and before he has provided the resources to implement HIS OWN PLAN,he states that he needs to review the strategy and figure out what to do.


He had only talked to HIS own General one time by teleconference and one time in person for 25 minutes since he implemented HIS plan.(apparently to busy watching Stevie Wonder at the White House,playing Golf,doing fund raiser’s,and appearing on talk shows taking up to much of his time).


Apparently super smart Obama has just figured out the Afghanistan government is corrupt….something everyone who is paying attention has known since the get go.


Now according to super smart Obama’s White House, the Taliban are not a threat all of a sudden.


Now according to super smart Obama he can’t make a decision until the election is worked out.Sec. Gates,Democrat and Republican representatives,and our Soldiers on the ground know this has nothing to do with what McCrystal needs and wants to accomplish.


The success in Iraq was achieved before and during the process of instituting a stable government.(you know, the success of the surge that Obama/Biden said would make things worse).


EARTH TO OBAMA…defeating the enemy and securing the population is a major step in getting the government stabilized.

Bleeds blue can no more keep his talking points straight than he can defend Obama whose policies have produced nothing but failure and ineptness .

Even one of Obama’s chief cheerleaders knows the obvious:

Obama WH bought COIN without understanding the cost: WaPo
posted at 9:30 am on October 8, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
http://hotair.com/archives/2009/10/08/obama-wh-bought-coin-without-understanding-the-cost-wapo/#comment-2810309

They figured a counterinsurgency mission could be accomplished with the forces already in the country, plus the 17,000 new troops Obama had authorized in February.


“It was easy to say, ‘Hey, I support COIN,’ because nobody had done the assessment of what it would really take, and nobody had thought through whether we want to do what it takes,”
said one senior civilian administration official who participated in the review, using the shorthand for counterinsurgency.

The failure to reach a shared understanding of the resources required to execute the strategy has complicated the White House’s response to the grim assessment of the war by the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, forcing the president to decide, in effect, what his administration really meant when it endorsed a counterinsurgency plan. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s follow-up request for more forces, which presents a range of options but makes clear that the best chance of achieving the administration’s goals requires an additional 40,000 U.S. troops on top of the 68,000 who are already there, has given senior members of Obama’s national security team “a case of sticker shock,” the administration official said.

So in effect, Obama and his advisors spent years and the first part of his Presidency totally oblivious to what it was going to take to fight and try to win this war while they went around accusing Bush of “ignoring” Afghanistan(with NATO and over 40,000 American troops there).

“Nobody had done the assessment of what it would take”

How incredibly ignorant do you have to be to go around bragging about how dam# smart you are and you have not even fully assessed the situation.

But according to super smart bleeds blue, this is all Bush’s fault.
Obama’s total lack of leadership and ignorance of what he campaigned on is “Bush’s fault”.

Typical pathetic liberal idiocy.

Baxter Greene on October 22, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Hell, the current one is Clinton’s fault too, seeing how many of the actions that ultimately led to the financial collapse were either started or accelerated in the late 90’s under his watch.

This is fun.

BadgerHawk on October 22, 2009 at 9:12 AM

yea it must be great being a liberal.
Means you never have to take responsibility for your own failures.
It’s always somebody else’s fault.

Baxter Greene on October 22, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Bleeds Blue needs to get with his liberal friends and get their talking points straight.

According to democratic strategist and CNN Middle East analyst (has his own show too)Bush was a roaring success in Afghanistan:


What Failure in Afghanistan?

By Fareed Zakaria
Monday, October 12, 2009
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/11/AR2009101101552_pf.html

At the heart of Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s request for a major surge in troops is the assumption that we are failing in Afghanistan. But are we really? The United States has had one central objective: to deny al-Qaeda the means to reconstitute, to train and to plan major terrorist attacks. This mission has been largely successful for the past eight years. Al-Qaeda is dispersed, on the run and unable to direct attacks of the kind it planned and executed routinely in the 1990s. Fourteen of the top 20 leaders of the group have been killed by drone attacks. Its funding sources are drying up, and its political appeal is at an all-time low. All this is not an accident but rather a product of the U.S. presence in the region and efforts to disrupt terrorists, track funds, gain intelligence, aid development, help allies and kill enemies.

All that spinning and lying by liberals has got to make them sick to their stomachs.

Bush failed…Bush succeeded…..It’s Bush’s fault….It’s Cheney’s fault…..Obama’s the greatest President ever….Obama’s failed policies are Bush’s fault….”Yes we can”….”Oh..no we didn’t”….blah…blah….blah….blah.

Baxter Greene on October 22, 2009 at 9:56 AM

yea it must be great being a liberal.
Means you never have to take responsibility for your own failures.
It’s always somebody else’s fault.

Baxter Greene on October 22, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Well, yeah but you knew that before you got up this morning.

Blacksmith8 on October 22, 2009 at 10:06 AM

And hey, after seven years of war, with a potential commitment to another decade, the idea that Obama has to meet some arbitrary deadline set by right wing bloggers is ludicrous. It’s nice to see someone taking the time to do things right.BleedBlue

Obama will only do what he is allowed to do by Axelrod and Emmanuel,his white masters who are in cahoots with Israel.Get over it,the man can’t lead and I doubt he can even read or retain information for long periods of time.That is the only excuse for his constant waffling and posturing. Go bleed all over somebody else now, you’re boring.

inevitable on October 22, 2009 at 11:44 AM

O & Co. don’t realize that marginalizing, nit-picking, ankle biting conservatives only works when conservatives are in charge. There is always something to criticize when politicians actually do something.

Now the Dems are in charge and they are still ankle biting. But now it’s not “just words.” Now they have to answer for their own actions.

PattyJ on October 22, 2009 at 11:55 AM

Whatever whine Cheney wants to emit, Afghanistan was a colasssal fail for him

Bleeds Blue

You are a colasssal oss.

mchristian on October 22, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Did W or anyone in his administration use the word “inherited” during the first days and months of their term?? hmmmmmm

highninside on October 22, 2009 at 5:59 PM

“They (the Obama administration) asked us not to announce our findings publicly”

So, as far back as this, and probably further, they fully intended to politicize this situation to their advantage.

Cybergeezer on October 23, 2009 at 9:20 AM

…………When enemy action kills our troops, it’s unfortunate. When our own moral fecklessness murders those in uniform, it’s unforgivable……..
MB4 on October 22, 2009 at 1:40 PM

The crybaby in chief is guilty of “Dereliction of Duty”.
Managing the news media at home, is totally more important than standing up for our troops in a far away land.

Cybergeezer on October 23, 2009 at 9:25 AM

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