The War in Afghanistan
How does Obama infer that John McCain some how had Osama bin Laden in his sights and let him get away and there has not been a response to that. Clinton is the only President that had bin Laden in his sights and let him go. Clinton is the one who sent a paltry number of cruise missiles after bin Laden after the Embassy bombings that missed by a mile and was laugh at by Al Qaeda and the Taliban on national TV. How does Obama say on national TV that if he were president he would violate Pakistan’s sovereign borders and setup camp in Pakistan to pursue bin Laden. Maybe he forgot that Pakistan has NUCLEAR weapons and the majority of the country hates the US and NOT because of what Bush has done but because of the western life style. Unlike Clinton who let bin Laden go when he was in his sights (predators were tracking him) and who had numerous opportunities to kill him, John has never had his hand on the button to kill bin Laden. John McCain wouldn’t have been so weak.
What I really want to point out is something Obama has tried to champion as his great insight in the war in Afghanistan. He points to rising violence in Afghanistan as a failed plan by the Bush Administration. The TRUTH is, violence in Afghanistan is rising because all the foreign fighters that were being funneled into Iraq have been diverted to Afghanistan. All the foreign fighter are being killed in Iraq right now. Except a small area in Iraq, there is no support for Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda is the enemy now in Iraq. Let me say this again, Afghanistan is more violent today because we are winning the war in Iraq. There is a direct relationship. So we have a guy (Obama) who was against the surge in Iraq because it wouldn’t work (it did) but now says we need a surge in Afghanistan. How can you talk out both sides of your mouth at the same time. I don’t get it. Also, McCain should ask Obama, “what is your timetable for pulling out of Afghanistan?” My biggest fear of having Obama as a president is that he won’t take the fight to the enemy and keep them off balance. We will leave Afghanistan, we will embolden our enemies and the planning to hit America would continue unfettered. He will apologize for our actions like he did in Germany and weaken our position in the world. When Germany gets 4 planes highjacked and flown into the heart of their economic and governmental centers and they sit back and do nothing then I will laugh at them because we will be able to count the days to the next attack.
McCain, attack Obama on his rhetoric of a surge in Afghanistan. You can’t denounce one idea and champion another if they are the same idea. Obama you’re an inexperienced idiot!