“We’re going to be totally out of (Afghanistan), come hell or high water, by 2014.”

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In the middle of the 2012 Presidential campaign it was easy to end a war:

President Barack Obama came out swinging at his Republican rival over the issue of Afghanistan on Saturday and Sunday but may have swung a bit too hard, making claims more sweeping and definitive than what he’s previously said on the subject.

After slamming GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for ignoring the issue during his speech at the Republican National Convention last week, Obama said he had put the U.S. on a sure path to military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“I put forward a specific plan to bring our troops home from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. We are in the process of doing that right now,” Obama said Saturday during a speech in Sioux City, Iowa. “And when I say I’m going to bring them home, you know they’re going to come home.”

During a stop Sunday in Colorado, the president was even more categorical, seeming to promise a pullout of 100 percent of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by late 2014.

“We are bringing our troops home from Afghanistan. And I’ve set a timetable. We will have them all out of there by 2014,” Obama told an audience in Boulder.

Joe Biden in 2010:

It will not be a token amount, but the degree to which we draw down — if I can make an analogy to Iran, excuse me, to Iraq, which I’ve been put in charge of — What happened there? We signed three years ago an agreement with the Iraqis saying that what we’re going to do is two summers ago we’re going to draw all combat troops out of the cities, populated areas. Then we said that our administration, we’re going to draw 100,000 troops out the next summer, and we’re going to be totally out.
In the meantime, we’ll help to build a government. We’ll transfer responsibility and we’ll be gone. That’s exactly what we did at the recent Lisbon conference, NATO conference, where we said we’re starting this process like we did in Iraq.

We’re starting it in July 2011, and we’re going to be totally out of there, come hell or high water, by 2014.

Fast forward to 2014. Obama:

“The bottom line is, it’s time to turn the page on more than a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,” he said in comments from the White House.

The 9,800 troop level will be cut in half in 2015, and when Obama’s presidency nears its completion at the end of 2016, he said the only U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be those guarding the U.S. Embassy there.

Obama pleaded victimhood as the excuse for another Obama empty promise. Making guarantees is easy. Presidentin’ is hard.

“I think Americans have learned that it’s harder to end wars than it is to begin them,” Obama said. “Yet this is how wars end in the 21st century — not through signing ceremonies but through decisive blows against our adversaries, transitions to elected governments, security forces who are trained to take the lead and ultimately full responsibility.”

As though none of us ‘muricans ever seen no war buhfor. Barack Obama is, was and always will be a liar.

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Biden, on the other hand, is still a clown:

It’s not the first time Biden has ended up on the losing end of a White House debate on Afghanistan. In 2009, he pushed for the president to drawdown the more than 50,000 U.S. troops that were there at the time and transition to a smaller force focused on a counterterrorism mission.

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates was critical of Biden’s push for a smaller troop presence in his memoir Duty, saying the vice president had been “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”

If staying is the right thing to do, then it should be done. I doubt anyone wants to see Afghanistan fail after all of the US losses but the politicization of the war, his empty promises, for his re-election goals is typical of Obama.

Abominable.

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

36 Responses to ““We’re going to be totally out of (Afghanistan), come hell or high water, by 2014.””

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    @ilovebeeswarzone: #26
    is that ANARCHY?

    It is tyranny. The thing our founding fathers were very fearful of. They feared their government more than anything else. They came from England, who had a “tyrant” (King George III) who taxed the colonies higher and higher, until the tax on tea was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Sound familiar?

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    ilovebeeswarzone

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    the union”s style bullying he learned, before they put him there,
    is still on the task of his day, how can he outlived it?
    he is still under their claws,
    it proved it when he fire SHINSEKI WHO IS ONLY THE POST,
    instead of firing the UNIONS AS A WHOLE MASS,
    he lost his chance to do it,
    HE WOULD HAVE FREED HIMSELF ALSO FROM THEM,
    as freeing the VETERANS WHO ARE FORCE TO OBEY OR ELSE, under their claws, MAKING RULES FOR NOT THE SICK VETERANS BUT RULES FOR THEIR OWN INTEREST, LIKE GETTING THEIR BONUS
    WHAT IS THE USE TO BE A BULLY IF YOU CAN ONLY YELL SPEECHES, WITHOUT GUTTS

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    ilovebeeswarzone

    where did the 9000,000,000,000 money went?
    is anyone looking for it?
    it sure did not go to the MANY VETERAN’s HOSPITALS

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    @ilovebeeswarzone: #28
    Keep in mind that obama does and says NOTHING except what his puppeteers tell him to. The unions are donating millions of dollars to the obama and other democrat campaigns. I think they are FINALLY figuring out that they have been duped by the puppeteers, and that the obama administration is just using them to get their money.

    When they found out that their unions will be under the same rules as the rest of us, even though obama PROMISED them they would be exempt, they found out that the Great Liar was lying to them. How dare him lie to the unions! They should have gotten obama’s promise in writing, instead of trusting the Great Liar. I am amazed that they didn’t have a problem with him lying to the USA, but when he lied to THEM, that was wrong.

    Many others, even democrats are finding that the Great Liar is a great liar, and they are starting to turn against him. I hope it is soon enough, and that there will be enough of them to stop obama’s goal of bringing the USA down.

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    ilovebeeswarzone

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    and now things are under the scrutiny of all AMERICANS,
    EACH ONE HAS A WORD TO SAY, and we will hear never told before story,
    about serving the VA HOSPITAL, yes, the can of worms is open to AMERICA,
    THEY WILL JUDGE FOR THEMSELVES, INSTEAD OF BEING TOLD HOW TO JUDGE,
    AND WHO TO JUDGE, THE PEOPLE ARE INFORM, AND THEY WILL TAKE OVER THE DECISIONS
    ON WHAT TO DO, and that’s the way it should be,
    BYE

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    @ilovebeeswarzone: #31
    Don’t expect much to change. Keep in mind that the politicians decide how much the VA gets, and they have always voted hundreds of millions of dollars for their district or state, but can’t find money for other things, such as the VA. The problems at the VA have been going on since I can remember. When presidents are briefed, they are told of the problems at the VA. Both Bushes were told about it, but other things were more important to ANY politician. Keep in mind that the politicians keep voting to keep military bases open that the military doesn’t want, and to buy stuff that the military doesn’t want.

    The idea of going to congress to change things ended long ago. We have generation after generation of political families who never worked at a job except in politics. They don’t know how the average person lives, and they don’t care. They are in congress for themselves.

    The only way things will change is if new people get elected that actually try to change things. Will they become politicians after they find out how much money they can make, and how much power they can get? Probably. That is why term limits are needed.

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    ilovebeeswarzone

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    as oppose to DEMOCRATS who repeat the leader’s words
    we have a classy dignified group to put in the WHITE HOUSE,
    they are many worthy of the PRESIDENCY,
    and each one is herself or himself not a photocopie of the party, but a participant self made person, and gifted to the max, and able to do a good representative of the real USA,
    many GOVERNORS, HUCKABEE, JOHNSON, some other like SARAH PALIN, MIKE LEE, TED CRUZ, RAND PAUL,
    not necessary in that order, AND LETS NOT FORGET SANTORIUM, very smart and deserving politician,
    and more that i fail to name,
    for a swift recovery get RICK PERRY, yes he can, with more actions than words,
    words that are getting cheaper every day, every speechs,
    I BET ANYTHING THAT RICK PERRY CAN FIND A JOB FOR ALL AMERICANS
    AND YES ,THEY ALL RUN UNDER THE REPUBLICAN PARTY,

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    ilovebeeswarzone

    fair share and fair shot should mean that the poors should pay their fare share and fair shot,
    and the prisoners incarcerate, should pay their fare share on their allowance, like the working people,
    by paying tax as well as the working people,

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    @ilovebeeswarzone: #34
    I can’t vote for who a party will run for office, so I don’t get too involved in who will or should run until they have picked their candidates. At least one of the ones you suggested will be good is in favor or common core, unless they changed their mind.

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