"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Everyone Must Go, If We Want to Win In Afghanistan

This retired Air Force General has it right -- Everyone Must Go! The odds of the United States and the NATO allies winning with the Obama/McChrystal Rules of Engagement (ROE) being carried out by General McChrystal before he was fired (submitted resignation) are slim to none. If General Petreaus doesn't immediately change those Rules, it is time to admit defeat and bring our soldiers home to protect us here from the terrorist who will follow after a defeat in Afghanistan.

This is the most inept group of people ever to head our National Security starting with Obama who is opposed to even saying the words "War on Terror" which speaks volumes about him and his loyalty which is not fully to the United States as exhibited by his words and actions. His fist major speech was to the Arab World as he tried to act like it is a Tea Party not a War on Terrorism. These Islamic Jihadists want to kill us not have 'tea' at the White House. The 'kumbyya" approach doesn't work with terrorist. Obama's outreach to the Islamic States while trashing our closest allies, Britain and Israel, has left many of us wondering how much worse it can get with Obama and his Administration.

General McInerney has given excellent reasons why the Afghanistan Obama Team must go. We would like to take it one step further and say the National Security Team should be fired. Some of these people like Clinton at Secretary of State should never have been appointed.

Hillary Clinton kisses Soho Arafat after Soha's Terrorist Speech

This is an example of Hillary Clinton playing up to our enemies and now she is Secretary of State who wanted to be President. We are not sure she would have been any different than Obama except the taxpayer would have had to foot the bill for flying ash trays and lamps if she had won. She is the boss of Ambassadors Eikenberry and Holbrooke who have done more harm to the Afghanistan War than help yet she has done nothing to make the situation better. Since the buck stops at the desk as the person in charge -- she needs to go for failure to act when confronted with numerous complaints about Eikenberry and Holbrooke.

The anti War on Terror group has taken over running our National Security team with the exception of Secretary of Defense Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mullen who we are not ready to lump in with the others just yet but they are getting there rapidly for failing to stand up to Obama and for our troops.

Your Secretary of Defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have accepted these ridiculous new definitions of the threat.
We were bothered when Gates and Mullen accepted new defintions and new Rules of Engagement without much of a fight. The number of casualties since the new Rules of Engagement went into force have increased dramatically. Expecting our soldiers to fight with one hand tied behind their back with little air power is asking them to go on suicide missions.

General Petreaus we hope has the opportunity to change the Rules of Engagement to favor our soldiers not the enemy. We question whether Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mullen decides to allow General Petreaus to run the war and not micro manage him from the Defense Department. Imagine our shock when looking for what General Mullen said about changing the Rules of Engagement and discovering what Mullen had to say to Karzi.
America's top military officer assured President Hamid Karzai that newly chosen NATO commander Gen. David Petraeus would pursue the policies of his ousted predecessor, whom the Afghan leader warmly praised for reducing civilian casualties. (snip)

Karzai's emphasis on preventing civilian deaths and injuries could make it difficult for NATO to relax rules of fighting that some U.S. troops say give the battlefield advantage to the Taliban. For now, however, no changes have been proposed, said a spokesman for visiting Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

That does not sound good if true -- looks like business as usual in Afghanistan where the Taliban can hide out in villages and be safe while they pick off our soldiers one by one.

General McInerney is right -- Everyone Must Go including Gates and Mullens for not standing up for their troops. They look to be nothing more than lapdogs now for Obama and his National Security advisors.

Where is a General Myers, a Stormin' Norman or a Tommy Franks when you need them? Our military knew that those three Generals put them first. Shame on Gates and General Mullen for caving into the Obama and his agenda.

Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney

- FOXNews.com

- June 29, 2010

Everyone Must Go, If We Want to Win In Afghanistan

President Obama has latched on to Gen. Petraeus as a lifeline to save his Afghanistan war strategy. But he must be bold and change course, right now.

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and numerous other Democratic political leaders chastised General David Petraeus during his Iraq surge testimony in September 2007. A full-page placed by MoveOn.org in The New York Times labeled General Petraeus "General Betray Us" and was not condemned by any of them.

Now President Obama has latched on to Gen. Petraeus as a lifeline to save his Afghanistan war strategy. What a paradox. A better name for Obama's new view of Gen. Petraeus might be "General Save Us." Will Gen. Petraeus be able to pull off this challenge with the current Counterinsurgency (COIN) Strategy and the dangerous Rules of Engagement (ROE) that General McCrystal had instituted in his year in his role as ISAF and U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander? Unfortunately, I don't think so. That is, unless both the strategy is changed and the rules of engagement are dramatically altered and new leadership is provided to both the Defense and State departments.

First to the State Department: Ambassadors Eikenberry and Holbrooke have long outlived their effectiveness. They are a drag on success in this difficult war. They must go.

Next, to the Department of Defense: This a war is not an "Overseas Contigency Operation (OCO)" as President Obama’s administration calls it. We have lost 89 ISAF soldiers and 53 US soldiers this month with 2 days left to go.

Mr. President, we are in a violent war against radical Islam and your denial of this fact will ensure our defeat.

You and your administration cannot even define the ideology we are fighting against. John Brennan, your National Security adviser for counterterrorism, thinks "jihad" means "holy struggle" not a war against infidels.

Your Secretary of Defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have accepted these ridiculous new definitions of the threat.

This means you, and your national security leadership team are clueless about how to defeat this violent threat against America.

They must all go and you must change your senseless strategy.

How can we expect General Petraeus to defeat the Taliban when he does not have a leadership team supporting him the way the Bush administration's team did during the surge in Iraq?

Read More at Fox News and
USA Today

No comments: