Sponsored Content




Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!



Recent Entries
Absent Friends
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups





















« Court Overturns "Stolen Valor Act", Lets Lying Bastard Off The Hook | Main | Conservative Member Of Civil Rights Commission Charges Republicans On Panel Of Playing Politics With New Black Panthers Case »
July 16, 2010

SecDef Gates: Yeah, The Administration Has Been Unclear On Afghan Withdrawal Statements But We've Been Perfectly Clear

No the headline doesn't make any sense but neither does anything from this administration when it comes to next year's deadline withdrawal date checkpoint transition date or whatever they call it.

One GOP senator said, “[Gates] said he was frustrated with the mixed messages coming from the administration and was doing everything he could to fix that. But he did not say what the official position is.”

The senator said he and his colleagues don’t know how many troops will be withdrawn or whether the goal to begin withdrawing troops next July is fixed or depends on conditions in the war theater.

...Geoff Morrell, Pentagon press secretary, said Gates acknowledged that some in the administration have sent mixed messages about the withdrawal deadline but the secretary told Republicans that Obama has always been clear about his policy.


“There’s been no confusion within the administration over policy because the president has been very, very clear,” said Morrell.


The spokesman said July 2011 marks “a transition in our military posture — it doesn’t mean we’re running for the exits.


“How the drawdown proceeds and from where and how many forces will be determined by conditions on the ground,” he said. “It won’t be driven by politics or arbitrary determinations.”

See? Clear as mud.

Look at the last bit. It presumes that there will be a draw down starting around July 2011, the only question is how it will proceed. But that's a time line based plan not conditions based. Yet in the same breath he says it will be conditions based and not on "arbitrary determinations".

Of course Sheriff Joe, when he's not telling "withdraw now" Congressmen to keep it up is saying, hell yes we're bugging out.

Interesting quote in that second article from Gates himself just a month ago.

"We clearly understand that in July of 2011, we begin to draw down our forces," Gates said. "The pace with which we draw down and how many we draw down is going to be conditions-based."

I hope that helps clear things up and puts the fear of God in al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Liberals are forever crying about their message problems. More often then not they have a policy they'd like to hide problem.


digg this
posted by DrewM. at 05:32 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
... : "She's probably the single loudest voice on this to ..."

Oldcat: "Only time I ever played co-Ed sports was ultimate ..."

[/i][/b][/s][/u]I used to have a different nic: "[i]Jagr's girlfriend is 23. Smokeshow. Posted by: ..."

BlackOrchidZ: "[I]When did you pick up the Z? [/I] lol yeah I ..."

LenNeal: "With God as my witness, I so loved playing those " ..."

Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons: "Only time I ever played co-Ed sports was ultimate ..."

Northernlurker : "At least the Bud Light mascot Dylan? won't be beat ..."

Elric Blade: "I think in addition to all the comments above abou ..."

Joe Mannix (Not a cop!): "Posted by: BlackOrchidZ at February 22, 2024 02:26 ..."

TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures: "436 I'm not going to girl sportsball games. I'm ju ..."

Joe Mannix (Not a cop!): "Only a death on the field will draw enough attenti ..."

SMOD: "Improvise, Adapt and Overcome ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64