US Afghanistan Commander Has Only Spoken to Obama Once
“We need to finish the fight in Afghanistan… George Bush and John McCain have been weak on terrorism. It’s time to finish the fight in Afghanistan.”
2008 Presidential Campaigning
Here’s a flash from the not so distant past.
Barack Obama attacks George W. Bush and John McCain on not finishing the War in Afghanistan against America’s real enemies.
Remember this in the days ahead as President Obama considers surrendering Afghanistan just like he did Iraq as a senator.
By the way, Barack Obama has only spoken to the US Afghanistan Commander once.
The Washington Times reported:
The military general credited for capturing Saddam Hussein and killing the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq says he has only spoken to President Obama once since taking command of Afghanistan.
“I’ve talked to the president, since I’ve been here, once on a VTC ,” General Stanley McChrystal told CBS reporter David Martin in a television interview that aired Sunday.
“You’ve talked to him once in 70 days?” Mr. Martin followed up.
“That is correct,” the general replied.
This revelation comes amid the explosive publication of an classified report written by the general that said the war in Afghanistan “will likely result in failure” of more troops are not added next year. Yet, the debate over health care reform continues to dominate Washington’s political discussions.
Former U.S. Ambassador for the United Nations John Bolton said this was indicative of President Obama’s misplaced priorities.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama will fly to Copenhagen this week to support Chicago’s bid to stage the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Related… Rep. Tom Price called on President Obama to act on Afghanistan today.