Joseph Farah of World Net Daily has written an important piece that I regretfully agree with. Even though I know in my heart of hearts that in couple of years we will be returning to Afghanistan to fight a stronger and more determined Taliban and al Qaeda, this Navy Veteran understands that Obama’s ‘I don’t want to fight to win’ worldview will only result in more loss of life for our military. Therefore, it is time to bring our brave men and women home. Hopefully by 2012, we will have a legitimate Commander in Chief who believes in America, her forces, her goodness, and believes in winning when we put our soldiers at risk.
Posted: November 15, 2009
11:05 pm Eastern
I was a supporter of both the Afghanistan invasion and the Iraq war.
I believed then, following the Sept. 11 attacks, that it was a matter of national security to hand Islamic terrorists stunning defeats in their own backyards.
Even a year ago, I would have said bringing the troops home prematurely would be tantamount to surrender to an enemy determined to do us in.
But that was then. This is now.
Things have changed and changed dramatically.
The biggest change is one in America’s leadership.
I do not believe Barack Obama is capable of achieving anything remotely resembling victory in either Iraq or Afghanistan – at least not victory for the United States of America.
A president incapable of recognizing that war came home Nov. 5 at Fort Hood is certainly incapable of waging foreign wars.
A president incapable of recognizing that terrorists are among us could never be counted on to do the right thing in remote places like Afghanistan and Iraq.
A president whose own worst enemies are the Republican Party, Fox News Channel and the tea party movement couldn’t possibly ever understand the nature of real combat.
It’s time to bring the troops home now!
It’s not without considerable reflection and sadness that I make this call. Like most Americans, I hoped to see the forces that attacked our country without provocation eight years ago utterly destroyed, incapacitated, defeated, devastated, annihilated, demolished and obliterated.
It’s clear that is no longer an option.
Obama has been vacillating since August over what to do in the quagmire that has become Afghanistan – the one conflict he claimed to support in his election campaign. The man he chose to be his field general has requested a surge of 40,000 combat soldiers to finish the job we began eight years ago. Obama can’t decide whether to listen to him and seems determined to meet him in the middle. ….Continue Reading
ChiBama Politics –
Yet another example of how important it is for Pelosi to keep the truth from the American people!
From Atlas Shrugs:
Monday, November 16, 2009
Pelosi Censors Republicans by Rep. John Carter
Monday night Democrats voted to shut down the U.S. House of Representatives rather than allow a handful of Republican Congressmen to speak on the floor. What could have been so offensive or frightening about our comments that Speaker Pelosi felt she had to protect her party by gagging free speech in the House?
In fact, we had planned to speak on the lack of transparency of the House since Democrats took control. We had planned to criticize Speaker Pelosi for repeatedly denying Members, the media, and the public to right to read legislation before it was voted on. We were set to discuss House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s statement last week that if his Members were required to read the Democrats’ healthcare reform package before it was voted on, it would fail.
So the Speaker obviously feels that if the public is truly aware of her party’s agenda, they will reject it. She is now making sure the public is kept in the dark by trampling the centuries-old democratic traditions of the House. …Continue Reading
This comes from a CitizenWell’s Reader –
Jacqlyn Smith // November 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm
Please pass this everywhere and if you are close….please attend!!!!
Americans, it is time to unite, not as Republicans or Democrats, not as conservatives or liberals or progressives. It is time to unite as citizens.
President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have forgotten that their chief duty is the safety and the security of the American people. It is time for us to remind them.
AG Eric Holder will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, November 18, to testify about the administration’s plan to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed back to the scene of Al Qaeda’s greatest single atrocity — Ground Zero — where he will brag about the slaughter of 3,000 innocent men, women and children and his lawyers will tell a “jury of his peers” that HE is a victim of the U.S. Government.
This is insanity.
Please join 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America, the firefighters of TheBravest.com and Keep America Safe in Washington, D.C. to tell Eric Holder, President Obama and their supporters in Congress: “We will fight you all the way!”
We know this is short notice, but that’s how the Administration planned it. They are counting on you just sitting this out, yelling at the cable news coverage of this outrage — instead of showing up and changing the narrative in the MSM echo chamber.
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50
Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, November 18, 9:30 am (Get there at very early, as seating is limited.)
Attorney General Eric Holder
Keep America Safe
P.S. Over 100,000 concerned Americans have joined us and signed our letter to President Obama. If you haven’t done so already, please read and sign the letter today!