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June 28, 2011

Obama Claimed His Aggressive Withdrawal Strategy Was One of Several Options Presented to Him By The Military; General Allen Says "No, It Was Not"

But watch the media continue debating Winterset vs. Waterloo as John Wayne's birthplace.

So, Obama is fighting one illegal war (claiming that bombing a foreign country does not constitute "hostilities," and rejecting his AG's advice that "Oh yes it does") and so he's also lying about having his "plan" presented to him by the military brass, when in fact it was cooked up by he himself or his political strategy people.

The important thing is Paul Revere's ride and John Wayne's birthplace.

n response to questioning from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Allen testified that Obama’s decision on the pace and size of Afghanistan withdrawals was “a more aggressive option than that which was presented.”

Graham pressed him. “My question is: Was that a option?”

Allen: “It was not.”

Allen’s claim, which came under oath, contradicts the line the White House had been providing reporters over the past week—that Obama simply chose one option among several presented by General David Petraeus. In a conference call last Wednesday, June 22, a reporter asked senior Obama administration officials about those options. “Did General Petraeus specifically endorse this plan, or was it one of the options that General Petraeus gave to the president?”

The senior administration official twice claimed that the Obama decision was within the range of options the military presented to Obama.


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