Following President Barack Obama’s a war strategy speech Tuesday night, myriad observations surfaced about the way forward for the United States military in Afghanistan. Below are my Top Ten observations about that speech:
1) It took three months for President Obama to come up with this;
2) President Obama believes we can end a war successfully without winning;
3) President Obama failed to mention any intention of winning the war;
4) “Surging retreat” is the two-word phrase that best describes President Obama’s new war strategy;
5) All the Taliban and Al-Qaeda terrorists have to do is wait a couple of years until U.S. troops leave Afghanistan, and then they can march in and take over the country;
6) If President Obama managed the war in Afghanistan with as much vim and vigor as he did his presidential campaign, we would be be celebrating the one-year anniversary of “Victory in Afghanistan Day” Jan. 20, 2010;
7) The United States will likely spend more time prosecuting Navy SEALs for giving a murdering terrorist a bloody lip than it will executing battle plans in Afghanistan;
8) I no longer believe President Obama was born in Hawaii or Kenya. Instead, I’m convinced he must have been born in France;
9) Any military recruiter who reaches his goal during the next two years deserves the Congressional Medal of Honor; and
10) Even as we speak, the helicopter landing pad on the roof of the U.S. embassy in Kabul is being painted.
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