I just read this tonight, www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/23/obama-victory-necessarily-goal-afghanistan/
I am honestly sitting here in shock trying to comprehend it all.
I am reading comments like
â€¦but "victory" in the war-torn country isn’t necessarily the United States’ goalâ€¦
of worse yet things like this
"I’m always worried about using the word ‘victory,’ because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur," Obama told ABC News.
and I think to myself, is this guy really the Commander in Chief? Is this the guy charged with leading our countryâ€™s military? Is this the guy that 53% of America put into office. Hope, Change? WHAT?
Since when did the word â€œVictoryâ€ become a bad word? Is there something wrong with Victory? Didnâ€™t he like it when he we victorious in the Presidential campaign, didnâ€™t he like the sweet taste of victory when the Chicago Bulls won the many championships they won?
There are only two things that you can do in war, WIN or LOSE. There is no in-between. There is no gray area. You donâ€™t sorta win or almost lose. You either WIN or LOSE.
So if VICTORY is not the goal of the war in Afghanistan, then what is the goal? LOSING? Is that what we are going to do? Are we going to gracefully exit? Are we going to slip out the back door when NATO isnâ€™t looking?
I am thoroughly disgusted and ashamed right now. I am also very disappointed in every American that voted this guy into office. You should be ashamed of yourself. There is no turning back the clock, there is no â€œoh I didnâ€™t know he would be this badâ€. It is too late, he is there and as far as I am concerned with statements like this coming out of the mouth of our Commander in Chief of the military, the deaths of every service-member (coalition and US) are in vain.
I am sorry Mac, Rod, Deg, Fayez, McKay, Walton, Raff, Palm, Hilton, Fabrizi, Bradshaw and all the rest of our fallen warriors in Afghanistan. Apparently your deaths were not in pursuit of a victory but instead for pursuit ofâ€¦..something else.