White Flag Wavers in White House Say Cheney Failed in Afghanistan
Barack Obama told supporters in 2007 that genocide was not an excuse to keep US troops in Iraq. He voted to surrender to Al-Qaeda and the Iraqi terrorists several times. His pride prevented him from admitting that the Bush Surge was one of the most successful military campaigns in US history.
Today the dithering and waffling White House attacked Cheney for failing in Afghanistan.
This is despite the fact that US troop deaths in Afghanistan will nearly double under Barack Obama’s leadership this year.
The Politico reported:
A day after former Vice President Cheney charged the Obama administration …
… with “dithering” over its strategy for the war in Afghanistan, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs returned fire with guns blazing.
“What Vice President Cheney calls dithering, President Obama calls his solemn responsibility to the men and women in uniform,” Gibbs said Thursday. “I think we’ve all seen what happens when somebody doesn’t take that responsibility seriously.”
Calling Cheney’s comment “curious,” Gibbs attacked the Bush administration for allegedly taking years to provide the support necessary for the war effort in Afghanistan.
“I think it’s pretty safe to say that the vice president was for seven years not focused on Afghanistan,” Gibbs said. “Even more curious given the fact that an increase in troops sat on desks in this White House, including the vice president’s, for more than eight months.”
Your whiney excuses are wearing thin.