Dick Cheney Attack Obama On Afghanistan
Former Vice President Dick Cheney accused Obama of “dithering” over the strategy for the war in Afghanistan and urged Obama to “do what it takes to win.” Hard-Hitting Cheney targeted Obama’s decision-making process on how to proceed in Afghanistan, saying Obama has failed to give troops on the ground a clear mission or defined goals and appeared “afraid to make a decision.”
Cheney also targeted White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who suggested on CNN’s “State of the Union With John King” that the Bush administration failed to assess conditions in Afghanistan adequately before committing troops there. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs did his same old WEAK performance of defending Obama by arguing that Cheney “seems to have forgotten his role in the last seven years of Afghanistan.” Gibbs, Obama is in office now, not Bush. Gibbs needs to start explaining why Obama can’t make a decision after six months of delaying action in Afghanistan. If you would know better you would think that there was no war going on in Afghanistan. Thanks to General Stanley McChrystal the attention is back on the table, Obama was not interested in Afghan issues.
Obama announced (video) his Afghanistan strategy March 27, 2009. It’s October and Obama still can’t decide on troop movement. Since Cheney appeared on Obama’s network stations explaining how weak and scared he appear, Bloggers and news commentators have make their attacks on him. In August General McChrystal sent Defense Secretary Robert Gates a request for 40,000 more U.S. troops and a new strategy.
Americans know that Obama didn’t take this request serious. Obama was more concerned about his popularity because he was sinking in job performance with the public. Then he wanted to boost his MSM ratings because they were falling behind FOX NEWS. Early this week White House senior adviser David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, said that the Fox News Channel is “not really a news station” and that much of the programming is “not really news.” Fox get more views than any other network for telling the Truth, and they get attacked, just like Cheney. Cheney has put Obama on the spot and Obama, his Administration and supports don’t know what to do. Cheney said the Obama administration seems to be pulling back and blaming others for its own failure to implement the strategy it had embraced earlier in the year. If Obama did his job as Elected President, Cheney wouldn’t have to make statements like this.
Cheney also spoke about Obama’s decision last month to abandon a missile defense system in Europe calling the move “a strategic blunder and a breach of good faith.” The defense plan would have placed 10 interceptor missiles designed to protect against the possibility of a nuclear Iran in Poland and the Czech Republic our NATO allies. Cheney says the administration has damaged U.S. ties with key allies. Does Obama know what being President of the United States mean? I guess not, that’s why Obama has the worst poll rating drop in 50 year.
From the United States Constitution – The President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in the United States by influence and recognition. Among powers and responsibilities, Article II of the U.S. Constitution charges the President to “faithfully execute” federal law, makes the President commander-in-chief of the armed forces, allows the President to nominate executive and judicial officers with the advice and consent of the Senate, and allows the President to grant pardons or reprieves. A commander-in-chief is the commander of a nation’s military forces or significant element of those forces. In the latter case, the force element may be defined as those forces within a particular region or those forces which are associated by function. In the United States, the oath of office for the President of the United States is specified in the U.S. Constitution (Article II, Section 1): I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
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