Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Obama's Afganistan Visit- Troop Rally or Politics

Yesterday, on the one year anniversary of OBL death by the hands of navy Seal 6 team, Obama took to the air to make a special trip to Afghanistan.
Arriving at 12:00 midnight local time, Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed a strategic partnership agreement pledging U.S. support for Afghanistan for a decade after 2014, when NATO forces are planning to conclude their combat role.

According the administration officials, the main goal of the brief visit was to sign the strategic partnership agreement. But the unconventional timing of events on the trip, such as the signing ceremony at midnight local time, was aimed at allowing Obama to address Americans on a schedule convenient for U.S. television audiences, senior administration officials said. That speech, that ran about 10 minutes, took place at 4 a.m. in Afghanistan.

Earlier, a White House official had claimed the date of the trip was “merely a coincidence”

Merely a Coincidence???
From nearly right out of the gate, Obama brings up the killing of OBLAnd for nearly 4 minutes, he spoke of Bin Laden.But here is an interesting piece from his speech to our nation, from their nation.
In 2002, bin Laden and his lieutenants escaped across the border and established safe-havens in Pakistan. America spent nearly eight years fighting a different war in Iraq.
Obama makes it seem that prior to his election, American troops where only fighting a war in Iraq?
Then Obama goes on to say, this.

And one year ago, from a base here in Afghanistan, our troops launched the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. The goal that I set, to defeat al Qaeda.
A goal that HE SET? He is acting like he has won this war and that it all started from his election. REALLY?
Well we do know, that the information leading our troops to the whereabouts of OBL came from the enhanced interrogation that was approved by then President Bush.

And what does Veterans for a Strong America think? Well here it is!

America knows who deserves the credit for killing Osama Bin Laden - United States Navy SEALs and the American intelligence community. Join with Veterans for a Strong America and let President Obama know who really deserves the credit.


Silverfiddle said...

Politics. Even the gargoyles in the press recognized and mentioned it.

Have you seen this? Toby Harnden reports that Seals are tired of politicians politicizing their operations.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Agreed, politics.

I keep thinking on Bush 41 watching the troops crossing into Iraq or Bush 43 watching "shock and awe" and giving full credit where it was due and now, after a full year has passed, this shit.

Lets be clear considering the above, yes we all wanted OBL dead and the troops God Bless them achieved that goal but really it was one old, unarmed and decrepit POS as compared to thousands of enemy troops on land, air and sea.

Not exactly an achievement to run on when you did not even pull the trigger.

Unknown said...

Wow, Kurt. The Seals are ripping him a new one... This was quite telling
"It really didn’t matter who was president. At the end of the day, they were going to go....Taking him out didn’t really change anything as far as the war on terror is concerned and using it as a political attack is a cheap shot."
EXACTLY. There was no reason to fly 14K miles to sign an agreement. This was a political maneuver to garner votes. Sickening!

Unknown said...

Agreed, Christopher...I won't give Obama, Bush or anyone credit for taking him out.
Only the un-named men and woman who carried out the task. It's easy to sit in the situation room and play armchair solder. It's another to be able to look your target in the eye and pull the trigger.

AdamsPatriot said...

The desperation and lies is pathetic.
When this happened a year ago, wasn't it reported that Planetta had to make the decision because Hussein froze up when it came time to make the call?

Unknown said...

I had heard something along those lines, AP.
Now a report out that his Admin. had drafted a memo to blame the commander if the mission failed...
You can see the video of that on the Defenders Facebook page. ALLLL to protect his sorry ass.