After months of vague comments about 2014 being a transition date and the beginning of the end of the Afghan War, President Obama went majorly off-script in a campaign speech Sunday, vowing that he would have all troops out of Afghanistan by 2014.
While that may have been what they hoped voters would infer from past comments, it of course wasn’t true, and Obama himself should know that very well, since he was in Afghanistan earlier this year to sign the deal to keep US troops there through 2024.
Now they’re on damage control, with Press Secretary Jay Carney loudly disavowing the comments, insisting that Obama “never said” that, that he didn’t mean it, that everyone knows what the policy is, and finally that the press is trying to play a “game of gotcha” for even reporting on it.
Over the weekend President Obama repeatedly blasted Gov. Romney for not making his policy for “resolving” the Afghan conflict clear. While the Republican candidate is conspicuously silent on the matter, the Obama Administration’s policy isn’t necessarily any clearer, with the only thing we can apparently say for certain being that his policy isn’t what he told the crowd in Boulder, Colorado.
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If Obama don't start making good on what he says, he probably is not going to win the Election.
LOL-I recall when he was in candidate Obama mode. Great video of him saying he'll close GITMO in the "first 15min of my presidency. And you can take that to the bank".
In your wildest dreams
Come-come, Jason, be of good cheer for Obama has decided to be martyred by the CIA, to go the way of JFK. For after reelection he shall,
(1) Prosecute Bush and all his torture goons.
(2) Jail all the big bank investors until they cough up the $14 trillion plundered from Treasury.
(3) Force the IMF into bankruptcy.
(4) Nationalize the auto industry and cut vehicle pollution and gas consumption in half.
(5) Give free Medicare to the lower half of society and fund it by taxing the 51% most wealthy, even though they are the voting majority.
(6) Destroy all our nukes.
(7) Reduce our military by 90%, make into homeless shelters all of our foreign bases and bring all our troops home.
(8) Abolish the CIA and FBI.
The greatest American President that never was.
(Nationalize oil and banking as well.)
Was that before or after he got the Nobel Peace Prize? LMAO
How could we wind up with a choice between Obama and Romney? That in itself tells you plenty about the state of American democracy.
He never said it and even if he did you know most everything he says is a lie so what's the big deal? It's not like he's anything but a puppet anyway!
Well what do you know? this wasn't on the evening news.
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