This is what he has planned for all those who love and protect America and, ultimately, for America itself: failure…
KABUL – Eight American troops were killed in two separate bomb attacks Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, making October the deadliest month of the war for U.S. forces since the 2001 invasion to oust the.
In one of the insurgent assaults, seven Americans were killed while patrolling in armored vehicles, U.S. forces spokesman Lt. Col. Todd Vician said. He said an Afghan civilian died in the same attack. The eighth American was killed in a separate bombing elsewhere in the south, also while patrolling in a military vehicle, he said.
[L]ast month, in a move that has sent ripples all the way to the White House, [Foreign Service Officer Matthew] Hoh, 36, became the first U.S. official known to resign in protest over the Afghan war, which he had come to believe simply fueled the insurgency.
"I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States' presence in Afghanistan," he wrote Sept. 10 in a four-page letter [pdf] to the department's head of personnel. "I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is based not upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end."
Mr. Hoh is also a former Marine captain who served in Iraq.
When President Obama stated that he would continue until November to dither about General McCrystal’s request for an additional 40,000 troops, a child could have predicted that such an announcement would embolden both the Taliban and al Qaeda.
Does anyone remember that we went into Afghanistan to clean out the nests of terrorists who perpetrated the attacks of 9/11?
It’s easy to see that the president is trying to lose Afghanistan. But the loss would simply be another stab at the old America that the president wants to smother and would assist in making way for the America he wants to shape in his own image.
Will this wake America up?
President Obama has already floated the idea of a national police force, something we have done without for more than two centuries.
Helmeted, body-armored feds knocking on American doors—would that do it?
How much more foreign policy leg-spreading and domestic forging of tyranny does the president have to perpetrate before we see that we’ve been had?
Wait a minute.
If we flake out in Afghanistan, it won’t just embolden Islamists overseas…it will embolden those living here.
When the Mumbai terrrorist attacks happened, most observers concluded that such a thing would never occur here because too many American citizens go about armed—even in leftist utopias like my home state. In Mumbai, armed Islamists ran wild for days. Here, the duration would be roughly eight hours, max (about two in places like Oklahoma).
Is this what Vice President Biden was talking about last October?
Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he's gonna have to make some really tough - I don't know what the decision's gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. [snip]
[I]t's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right. Because all these decisions, all these decisions, once they're made if they work, then they weren't viewed as a crisis. If they don't work, it's viewed as you didn't make the right decision...
(Maybe it's what the then vice president-elect only thought he was talking about.)
Pretty soon all such questions will have their answers. I think that most of them do already.
PREVIOUSLY: Told Ya So
KABUL – Gunmen with automatic weapons and suicide vests stormed a guest house used by U.N. staff in the heart of the Afghan capital early Wednesday, killing at least seven people including three U.N. staff, officials said. Aspokesman claimed responsibility, saying it was meant as an assault on the upcoming presidential election.
No, I don't think so either.