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Dick Cheney To Obama-Stop Dirthering, Be Like Me-Incompetent

Former Vice President Dick cheney, among the world’s foremost authorities on the nature of war and how to lose them, ripped into President Obama for “dithering” and failing to address issues in Afghanistan. “Make no mistake. Signals of indecision out of Washington hurt our allies and embolden our adversaries.” He told a conservative audience that shortly before leaving office, the Bush administration had made a complete review of the war in Afghanistan and come up with ideas on how to win which were presented to the Obama administration. He charged the president’s indecisiveness posed a threat to the safety of American fighting forces.

Let me get this straight. After EIGHT YEARS OF FIGHTING, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION DECIDED TO HAVE A REVIEW OF THEIR STRATEGY!! As I recall, the Bush/cheney group of incompetents allowed the Taliban to escape from Afghanistan because they wanted to go seek non-existent WMD in Iraq. They allowed EIGHT YEARS TO GO BY AND NEVER DEVELOPED AN AFGHANISTAN ARMY! Yeah, that is decisive behavior. Over 4,000 Americans are dead due to Bush/cheney policies, and over 30,000 wounded in Iraq. Hundreds are dead in Afghanistan.

Dick cheney has incredible nerve to attack President Obama who inherited a mess and is trying to calmly figure a way out of it. The chain man should devote his time to pulling on the chain in his toilet. He knows as much about military strategy as does his fellow boob–Don Rumsfeld.

April Showers In Afghanistan Rain Taliban Bullets

It is close to seven years since American forces led an invasion of Afghanistan that threw out Taliban leadership, but President Karzai’s attempt to preside over a ceremony resulted in attacks by suspected Taliban militants which forced him to flee for his life. The president was at a pageants that marked the sixteenth anniversary of ejecting a Soviet-backed Afghani regime only to have the rocket and automatic weapon explosion of gunfire kill one and wound 19 of the dignitaries who attended the ceremony. Hundreds fled the scene in chaos as shots rang out in the air.

For days prior to the event, Kabul had been ringed by checkpoints and security forces searched vehicles in order to avoid the scene which did ensue. The area where the attack took place was ringed with tanks and security forces, but Taliban militants were still able to carry out their plans. One rocket even penetrated a mosque where Karzai was sitting in prayer.

At some point, there is need for a re-evaluation of current military strategies which obviously are not achieving their goals. Karzai has complained of the lack of diplomatic success in reaching out to Taliban militants, is this a strategy that might be explored?