Monday, December 7, 2009

Recipe for defeat

Will President Obama win his war in Afghanistan?
It is his war now, and while he might blame Bush all day long he will have to preside over defeat or victory.
President Bush at least succeeded in winning the war in Iraq and in capturing Saddam Hussein. The left insisted loudly that he would fail at both. Indeed, they hoped he would fail.
So, when will Obama capture Osama?
Osama bin Laden, head of Al-Qaida, has been at large since his devastating attack on the United States Sept. 11, 2001. Bill Clinton had been afforded the chance to capture bin Laden before that and he took a pass.
When Obama's secretary of defense was asked when bin Laden would be captured he said he didn't know. He also said it had been "years" since the United States had good intelligence about bin Laden.
One reason is that the left wing of the Democrat Party has been trying to disable and dismantle the U.S. intelligence apparatus since the mid-1970s. That also is a reason Sept. 11 happened.
No wonder Obama didn't use the word "victory" in his West Point speech. If this nation is going to cripple intelligence gathering efforts, punish military heroes for capturing terrorists, provide terrorists with show trials, and fight a war with a deadline set in advance, victory is out of the question.

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