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October 08, 2009

Oh God: White House Prepares Ground for Losing Afghanistan By Claiming The Taliban Is Not the Enemy

Neatly disobligating us from fighting them.

Jim Geraghty wonders if Obama would have been elected peddling this line -- "The Taliban is not our enemy" -- rather than posturing as a Kill-Crazy Super-Commando ready to wade into Waziristan and collect Taliban ears for his trophy-necklace.

Answer: No.

The other spin -- this from Kerry and other liberals -- is that it's a "false dichotomy" to claim the options are either trying to win the war through, um, trying to win it, or bugging out completely.

This is dangerous and cynical. They don't want to be seen as bugging out, so they're going to leave our troops in the meat-grinder without any actual intention to resource and reinforce them and give them a chance at actually accomplishing anything besides defending the Democratic Party's interests.

Disgusting.

If Obama wants to lose the war that must be won, as he used to declare hourly -- which he plainly does -- he should do our troops the courtesy of removing them from harm's way completely, rather that letting them twist in the wind in a war he's already decided to lose.

As John Kerry once asked -- "Who wants to be the last man to die for a lie?"

He ought to ask himself and our gutless worm of a president that question anew.


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