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November 11, 2009

No Decision on Troop Increase

Foxnews: "I wanna bring you a bit of Breaking News courtesy of Major Garrett, he is now reporting in terms of a decision on whether to deploy more troops to Afghanistan...Major has said that the White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has said this morning that the President has actually not yet made a decision at this point, there are some reports out there (that would be CBSNEWS that hit the Drudgereport yesterday at 5:00p.m.)from other media outlets that he was very close to or had made a decision and it would be in the neighborhood of 30K, Major is saying that he is being told that the President HAS NOT made a decision, any announcement will not come until after the President returns from a trip to Asia...He does not return to the United States until the 20th of November"

Barack Obama will likely hold off deciding his strategy and troop strength levels until December, according to a New York Times report on his upcoming meeting Wednesday with his national security advisers.

This would make four months since Obama's hand-picked Afghan General Stanley McChrystal made an urgent request in August for 40,000 to 80,000 reinforcements, warning the war would be lost within twelve months without them.

Obama recently asked for new troop level options and for reports on the provincial Afghan governments.

Obama has made numerous excuses for delaying his decision, most prominent of them the election controversy over Hamid Karzai's reelection as Afghanistan's president. The election was resolved last week. Obama's latest excuses were his Asia trip this week and a Nato meeting on the 23rd, until the Times article raised a new excuse--the Thanksgiving holiday at the end of November:

Officials said that no decision was expected from Mr. Obama on Wednesday, but that he would mull over the discussions at the meeting during a trip to Asia that begins Thursday. Mr. Obama is not due back in Washington until next Thursday. Officials said that it was possible that he could announce his decision in the three days before Thanksgiving, which is on Nov. 26, but that an announcement in the first week of December seemed more likely.

Wild Thing's comment.........

God help our troops, please. Their commander-in-chief won't.

Obama took the 3 am phone call; rolled over, said wake me at noon. Obama thinks he can get away with voting “present” on the Afghanistan War - troop request.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 11, 2009 06:48 AM


Oh my. Yet another fabulous example of the ditherer in chief doing an outstanding job.

The jug-eared-jack-ass could care less about our Troops [as evidenced on Saturday when he was rounding up votes to further cripple Americans when he could have, instead, been headed to Texas].

Very, very disappointing. On sooo sooo many levels.

Posted by: BT in SA at November 11, 2009 08:52 AM

I can just imagine what the troops stationed in Afghanastan are thinking, and it isn't pretty.

This Fraud that we have leading this Country, or I should say thinks he is leading this Country, is so far in over his head,it's unbelievable.

The troops are paying for his inability to make any kind of a decision for FOUR MONTHS!!!,with their lives.

We are, and will be paying for all of his machinations for years to come in all areas of our lives, as will our children and grandchildren.

Never in our history have we had such an absolute incompetent in the White House.

CIC my foot, change it to CSIC.

Posted by: SEAN. at November 11, 2009 11:02 AM

What the hell is he going to Asia for. He has major decisions to make right here. obama thinks he is the king of the world. I think he also likes running around with large entourages and wailing sirens. Afghanistan has reached the "piss or get off the pot" stage and he is just sitting on the pot.

Posted by: TomR at November 11, 2009 12:50 PM

I don't know about ya'll, but I'm praying that buckwheat has a fatal aortic aneurism.

Posted by: cuchieddie (Enemy of the State) at November 11, 2009 05:01 PM

I have no idea why he feels he has to go to
Asia. He will do anything so long as he does
not have to do what he should be doing.

Obama can burn in hell.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 11, 2009 07:22 PM