The Afghan Ambassador's remarks seem to bear out what many have thought all along that Obama was just too cautious, too academic ("The Obama administration was the most academic administration we have ever had to deal with but the Trump administration has been thoughtful and intelligent.") Obama wouldn't even say "Islamic terriorism" which is what it is. It would appear that attacking Iraq and Obama's reticence have contributed to the growth of ISIS. Those people aren't nice so let's hope Pesident Trump will take a more realistic approach to dealing with ISIS. The Ambassador's comments seem to bear out that our POTUS will do just that!
Too academic to be practical about a lot of things. The point of academia is to learn through experimentation and observation. The real world requires practical application, not a continuation of academics. Having earned multiple advanced degrees, I've seen how the academic world tiptoes around anything that could be perceived as offensive. Unfortunately, this tiptoeing can inhibit actual progress, as it has in Afghanistan. I hope and pray that Mr. Trump will continue to employ a practical approach to taking on Islamic terrorism and bringing stability to Afghanistan.
I don't even agree with the MOST ACADEMIC statement. He is not either academic nor intelligent. Otherwise the Ambassador tells it exactly as it went down. He said exactly what we have and are still saying "why worry about anything, we will just wait until Obama pulls the troops out" since he gave the time and date of when it will happen. Trump on the other hand has said repeatedly we cannot let the enemy know what or when we will do something. We need to use the element of surprise. The other thing the journalist got wrong is that Obama did not inherit the problems in Syria. That started under his watch.
DK, you're absolutely correct. Academia is a great jumping-off point; it teaches you how to think and how to analyze, but it does not teach you how to do and how to apply your knowledge to real-life situations. Trump learned to listen, ask the right questions, and take some risks, which is how he built his many businesses and his fortune. Sitting in a classroom your whole life teaching and hypothesizing about things you have never experienced in real life is useless for solving most problems in the real world.
The quality of questions Mr. Trump asks is excellent, esp. compared to Obama who didnt have a clue what to do, what to ask. Obama, in his arrogance, just thought he'd get along by bowing and apologizing and quoting from what he'd been taught. Mr. Trump asks practical, hands-on questions so he can really help. So happy to have Donald Trump as president.
The Centrist Soldier - an observer can glean a lot from people who are involved, from statements they heard President Obama make, the actions he and his administration made in his time in office, his assumption of the intelligence level of the American public and the results of his policies. It's common sense, not an attempt to appear insightful. His promised transparency and willingness to work with non-democrats was a clue, early on, of what we should actually expect. Don't know how insightful I am or sound, but I do know President Obama's actions spoke much louder to me than his words.
What struck me the most in the Ambassador's telling of the questions is the rather critical part of what President Trump was asking. "What do YOU need in order to do...?" What do WE need to do to help YOU solve your problems? Not "Here's how we are going to solve your problems!" There was a level of respect there. And a level of pure practicality, that the Obama administration and Kerry in particular seemed to lack.
Ron it is exactly that and that sheriff is not afraid and smart enough to ask the right questions. How would Obama even have known what to ask. He was and still is politically too ignorant about the ways of the world. We know he had only one objective, and that was to run the country into the ground. Though I never believed it was his idea. He was bought and paid for. It feels good to see other countries noting the differences between the two men.
To all you people saying that American taxpayers dollars funded that dinner you're probably right, but don't forget that over $80,000 of US taxpayer dollars was used for Obamas personal vacations. I would rather pay for a dinner for gold star wives than pay for the presidents personal day off from office.
I think Air Force One's operating costs per hour are more than $300,000 how many personnel trips did Obama make? how many times for Hilarys campaning, or do we remember the DNC renting out the Tashma Hall for a couple weeks? How many HI vacations or Matha's Vinyard vacations? If people like Obama, Soros and Clinton would quit faning the flames of division and unrest, Trumps Security costs could be greatly reduced.
@Reddleman, I am a conservative and a Christian-certainly no Obama supporter but when you talk the way you do you don't help our cause when the left calls us knuckledragging racists. God Bless you but you might wanna put a filter on it.
@The Centrist Cuck, I know you're physically and MENTALLY incapable of doing a simple google search so, I'll help you out.
$80,000 seems awfully low... do you mean millions?? And even at $80,000,000 I think that would be a low number. I remember at least one trip to Africa a number to Europe .... I would have to research that but w all a prez needs around him and his family it adds up. I bet trump ends up at the end of the day spending as much as Obama just by going to maralago and NYC so not going to complain ... I just want them to be safe.
Nick - you left off 3 zeros on the cost of Obama's vacations. Depending on which site you choose to believe, the figure is somewhere between $85 and $97 million. But American taxpayers foot the bill for many, many administration functions, so this is nothing new. I just prefer to get something positive in return for all the money we taxpayers spend; and I think there is a lot greater likelihood of that with Trump than there was with 8 years of Obama.
I'd like to know who told the Afgan President & Ambassador than Trump wouldn't care about the details and had a short attention span? Were these obama people already in the process of undermining Our President? Career Diplos or Trump people who need to be fired?
I didn't agree with Clinton's or obama's policies but I never once didn't want them to WIN overseas or anywhere our soldiers were fighting and do everything needed to keep them safe. We need to stand behind our soldiers no mater who is in the WH.
I am also heartened that the Afghan Ambassador honored these Gold Star families and their sacrifices. Thank you. It means a lot to me and I have no doubt it did to them too.
Debra, they dismissed Trump from the beginning he started to run! They never thought he would go very far and we are so giddy that they underestimated him. From what we heard, he is very warm and considerate but strong when he needs to be. TGIPT!
Iraq was stable when Obama inherited it from Bush. The Surge made it so. Only when Obama immediately started his troop withdrawal with NO Status of Forces Agreement did it destablize (and helped lead to the creation of ISIS. Way to re-write history, IJR.
Obama was trying to make America look bad in the eyes of the world. He should have been stopped but any attempt would have brought out all the racist screamers. Hopefully, Trump can make America great again despite all of the ignorant followers of liberalism making it harder. If the idiots would just shut up for 6 months they would, even in their stupidness realize we have someone who doesn't fool around when there's a job to be done.
Sekander, where in this article, did you get that America paid for the room? It was reported that the Embasador invited them to the embassy. We don't pay for other countries embassies, moran. Keep your liberat-left comments to yourself. Unless you've put your ass on the line for this country, like those families did, you have no right to open up your hateful mouth. Do us all a favor and chock yourself.
I would like to see one change as it concerns the use of the term "radical Islam'...while indeed radicalized what we are seeing is the actual nature of Islam; 'political Islam'. Americans are being forced to confront a reality none in their comfortable complacency ever thought would happen; a confrontation of biblical proportions.
Islam is an ideology posing as a religion in alliance with Marxianity, a false religion posing as an ideology; one intent on the destruction of Judaism and the other the Christianity. Ezekiel’s Gog and Magog before your very eyes and yet you do not see.
“Society [has] a right to erase from the roll of its members anyone who rendered his own existence inconsistent with theirs? to withdraw from him the protection of their laws, and to remove him from among them by exile, or even by death if necessary." Thomas Jefferson to L. H. Girardin, 1815 ME 14:277 CSC
Centrist, let's think about your response for a moment. There are two ways to help the Afghan people restore security and prosperity to their country and neither is mutually exclusive they have to be done together. First securing the lives of it's people (ie get rid of the bad guys), and second building the economy to where it can flourish. To make it simpler to understand, when you go to the hospital emergency room what do your doctors do first? Slow down/stop your illness, broken bone, bleeding etc. This can be painful at first but necessary to stop your ailment from making you more sick and killing you. Then you go thru rehab. Same thing with a country, cut out the cancer (military blows up bad guys), and then learn to gain strength again to make it on your own (economy building, yes even corporation building!). See it is simple to understand hopefully even for a person such as yourself.
We became the laughing stock of the world at the hands of Obummer and his merry band of buffoons. Thank God Hillary didn't win or we would be in the same situation Europe finds itself in for allowing so many "refugees" in without first vetting them. It is being predicted that Europe will never recover from their actions and it is only a matter of time before Europeans are the minority and the invaders are in control.
I am curious who told the Afghan President and Ambassador that Trump has a short attention span? Obama leftovers?
Just like they tried to do to Reagan and both Bushes, they try to paint Trump as "stupid" with a "short attention span".
This article shows what happens when you put an intellectual empty-suit into a position of power......nothing. Anyone who has worked in the real world has seen this happen in their workplace.
I get very impatient with the twits who criticize Bush's foreign policy when they aren't ones that had to deal with 9/11 shortly after taking office. I'm not saying every decision was the right one, but having to make the decisions after such a crisis is tough and there was little difference in Bush's handling of 9/11 and FDR's response to Pearl Harbor. No doubt that Trump's policies are far better than Obama who is a globalist rather than an American.
As we progress through the Trump administration and more positive things begin to unfold, the vast difference between Trump and Obozo will become even more evident when Americans begin to experience the positive changes DJT is making in our lives.
I wonder who told them Trump had a short attention span and didn't want details? If this was one of his staff, he needs to fire them. But I have a feeling it was the prior administration who have no interest in success for this Presidency (you'll note I didn't say President). They are doing irreparable harm to the country for their own selfish desires.
I WONDER HOW OUR SOLDIERS FEEL NOW THAT THEY HAVE BOTH ARMS FREE TO FIGHT AGAIN, AND TO FINALLY HAVE AMMO FOR THR WEAPONS AND THE RIGHT TO LOAD THEM WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM A ROGUE GOVERNMENT LIKE OBAMAS, AND THRE RIGHT TO DEFEND THR SELVES BEFORE ITS TO LATE.NOT AFTER. BET IT FEELS GOOD TO BE AN AMERICAN AGAIN. NOT A PUSSY.LIKE THAT STUPID ___HOLE THAT WAS IMPERSONATING A PRESIDENT AND SHOULD BE KICKED OUT OF THE COUNTRY FOR BEING A TRAITOR..
What this Ambassador says is correct and true, for the most part... However, let us not forget who we're dealing with...
Muslim extremists are people who we cannot trust, and every Muslim who wants to come to this country needs to be vetted heavily...
These loved ones of lost soldiers need to be honored on a regular basis, but we should never consider that The Graces given to them should cause us to be any less cautious...
It's good to be respectful, but we should never drop our guard...
@Nancy Cate Barnes where in your tiny LIBERAL pea brain did you possibly get President Trump encouraging the Afghani President and Ambassador to develop their country's mining industry and other businessed for THEIR economic growth is for his own greed?
The Obama administration was neither too academic nor too cautious. That erstwhile Saudi Arabia's White Houseboy and his bunch of charlatans and irascible harridans were waiting for instructions from their wealthy anti-Russia Middle East sheikhs before saying anything or taking any action.
It is about time we have business people running the country instead of greedy, bribable lawyers, judges, politicians and irascible harridans most of whom are contemptible, weak and corrupt, especially those Democrats who are bought by the Saudis and quite willing to prostitute themselves and the country to the dogma of Islam.
Yup, and those wives, their families, and the sacrifice of their spouses, our soldiers, should be honored and treated like this on a more regular basis. As a tax payer, I would like more of my tax dollars, a lot more, to go towards providing any thing that our veterans need, even if it is just a dinner honoring their memory and sacrifice.
The Centrist eating all that nigger Odumbo shit has turned you into a Simpleton so you may want to cut back on a couple of bowls a day. Do you eat it as is or do you heat it up and add milk and brown sugar and call it oatmeal shit? You liberals sure have some strange eating habits.
This is the reason for the unstable situation in the Middle East. It was the backpeddaling of Obama and the spineless Kerry,who would not fight the war the way it should have been to win. Obama allowed ISIS to enrich itself by ignoring the oil tankers,which had easy access to customers,by not destroying them,giving the reason that the trucks may have had a civilian driving them. But by allowing this, it allowed ISIS to enlisi more fighters who would kill our troops.
The Centrist did you just partake in a drug fest or did you just guzzle a fifth of Tequila because your comment makes no sense. Did you even read it? Don't blame it on spell check or the fat finger syndrome because your comment went way out into left field. So far out in left field that Mars called and wants to know how earthlings learned to speak Martian. The one who intercepted the call told them we have liberals on earth and the Martian laughed so hard that it couldn't continue the call.
you really seem to have a problem with the wives of men whom died tryng to do more for this country then set behind a non-person picture and complain about others of which you have no knowledge of just to make you seem as much an a$$ as your thoughts prove you to be.
Please people... you just like/believe what you want to hear? ISIS/Al Queada were CREATED by MI-6, CIA and Mossad. Afghanistan is about DRUGS being grown and delivered. Middle East "wars" are wars of conquest, theft and genocide for the profit and power of the global central banks who are making a fortune; average $800 million a year from Afghanistan alone; heroin production has exploded. One Marine talked about a photo op during which US soldiers were filmed "burning poppy fields" and it was pure propaganda. They always burn the fields after the opium is harvested because it enriches the soil. Unless the American public wakes up and FACES the FACTS of Global/DC wall-to-wall corruption I have no hope at all for this country or the world. We are being stalked by the supra-predator Global Central Banking system that demands endless wars on multiple fronts [accomplished], the total power of owning/controlling virtually every bank on earth [accomplished], totally controlling their primary power base of FAKE/FIAT currency [accomplished], total enslavement of humanity through the "big con" of unpayable FAKE "debt" in FAKE currency [accomplished], destroy cultures by destroying families ["feminist ideology; not to be confused with women's rights], faith, morality, decency and confuse public with endless propaganda [accomplished], start civil war by inflaming passions; divide and conquer ... [right on track]. Aim the public at each other and make sure they do not understand the REAL game being played to destroy their lives. Also, the globalists don't think they need billions of humans on "their" planet so they are working on "soft" kills; GMO/glysophate/agent orange Frankenfoods, water poisoned with chlorine/fluoride, Big Pharma and the Medical Death Industry.... How can humanity be so gullible and ignorant? Have we no instinct for survival left in us or even common sense?
Obama's foreign policy from the start telegraphed weakness, later actions and statements leeft our allies untrusting of being able to take our word or having their back and in the eyes of our enemies they saw a weak and timid leader that rather than respect out of fear of his wrath and military power at his command they were emboldened and became more aggresive in the pursuit of their objectives.
Obama's academia lounge approach to the world was as it is in academia, theories of the world that were created in the lounges and professorial gatherings of the university ivory tower set, smug and convinced of their intellectually superior understanding of the world. in other words, theories only subjected to the scrutiney of people who's view of their intelligence is so inflated, they are convinced of that the theory they built in their own minds and eventually convinced each other that their academic theory is fact, but when applied to the world beyond academia, proved to be an abject and foolish failure.
Unfortunately when the academic approach was used by an individual like Obama who is a ridgid ideological subscriber to a world view that America is an unjust and illigitamately founded nation that is responsible of most of the worlds ills. He also is a bearer of a racist chip on his shoulder and a narcissistic personality. He set about immediately to humiliate the U.S. to nock it down a few rungs as he believed it deserved, weakend and demoralized our military beings it is the instrument that the U.S. ased to steal and intimidate and oppress weaker, poorer nations of non white peoples in order to get our undeserved wealth and power. So rigid was Obama ideologically, he would refuse to change course on any policy on anything even when that policy was glaringly apperent a failure. When that failure became so apperent that it was clear for all to see, he never took ownership of it, it was always somebody or something elses fault that his policy failed, not that his policy in and of its self was bad and that was driven a great deal by his narcisistic schism as well as his rigid ideological bent.
Obama before becoming president, had never in his life ever held a real position for any length of time in the private sector had his college paid for, pretty much was handed his Illinoi senate seat by default, pretty much the same thing with his U.S. senate seat, once there only physically occupied the position for 8 months nd began campaigning to be the democrat party candidate for president. Even in that, he was protected and created as something he was not by the media and certainly protected from being properly vetted, for if he had been, he probably would not have been the democrat candidate nor the president.
Obama became the president of a nation who's power and economic wealth were critical to keeping the insanity of the world from going full scale riot, a man who had never held a position of leadership, nor had held a position requiring the knowledge and planning of running the financis of a company muchless nation with the largest economy in the world. Trump on the other hand, though he had never held political office, his position and experience running a multinational corporation over many decades, gave him experience in dealing and negotiating with politicians in foreign nations as well as here at home. Where Obama's narcissism made him deaf to the ideas and voices to others than his own, even in trump's extremely high ego driven pride he is not so convinced of his own superiority above those around him that he is incapable or unwilling to recognize that he does not know more than others who have spent their life's work in foreign affairs, intelligence and the military. He brings a real world working knowledge of business experience and leadership and understanding of how a large econemy works and he knows that it takes many other knowledgable people in areas of a large corporation just as in the operating of a nation,of people with different areas of expertise to advise the chief executive.
Trump as a business man sets out to succeed and he also posseses somthing Obama never had, a love and pride for this nation and an appreciation of it's traditions and an understanding of the countries history which can not be dismissed as an important attribute for the leader of any nation to have.
It comes as no surprise that the Afghanistan Ambassador's positive opinion of Trump, an opinion likely by those disfavoring Trump, his detractors. Obama, he was a POTUS whose worldview that was aligned with his and administration's playing political-correctness to its utmost. Fearing, perhaps a personal commitment to Islam, that by labelling terrorism as Islamic-Terrorism was not politically expedient or correct. This, in my opinion, was because of his personal bent to Islamism.
Now that Obama apparently is a former President, President Trump has established, he is not one to ride the PC malady, an affliction affecting other Western Democracies, political-correctness, appeasement and political shadow-boxing. Obama, Democrats, needless to say the Leftist media have done their utmost to usurp and stain President Trump's personal and Presidential reputation. Obviously, the ambassador discovered the negativity fed to him was fallacious. Others will discover that Trump is not the man whose personal reputation and Presidency has been smeared, sliced and diced by those whose agenda is solely subversive in its intent.
What did Bush leave behind? A country who had a vote in their outcome for the first time. What did Clinton leave? All talk and no action. Wait, I think Bill bombed an asprin factory? Yes, that is correct, he bombed an asprin factory while espousing what GW Bush actually did, take it to Iraq and finish it. And for that, Clinton's all talk, no action, we got several thousand people in New York, Manhattan killed and a couple of buildings destroyed shortly after GW took office. Way to go, Billy.
Barry destroyed all our progress and gave the middle finger to those who died over there doing their duty.
I'm not sure why people ever believed that Trump could be the business man he is and be a total buffoon. It's just not realistic.
I think time will prove that Trump allows the false impression that he's all noise and no substance.
Thanks for this insightful and considerate article! Half of the American people held their tongues for 8 years while the other half elected an unqualified, inexperienced, imbecile President who literally vacationed at taxpayer expense for 8 years destroying our international reputation and our country to then have idiot Democrats recommend we all elect a murderer, traitor and professional liar who runs Organized Crime. How many soldiers and families lost under Obozo? Trump despite all the Democrat BS is a superb leader, a smart thinker and someone who will get things done. Thank you Ambassador for letting Goldstar wives and families know their losses and our losses were not in vain.
The media would talk about Obama like he was a professor, and they liked that. I'm glad that this Afghan Ambassador commented about the "academic" nature of Obama's Administration compared to the more action oriented style of President Trump. I prefer someone who can do, not just talk, so I'm glad to have President Trump in office to actually get something done.
This conversation makes crystal clear what I have long suspected. Not all Muslims are savages. The ambassador, as with pro-American Muslims in the US, and around the world, suffer more from the savagery of their Muslim brothers than any other group. Muslims that wish to put an end to the barbarians, who are ruining their names as Muslims, are delighted to get firm intelligent support. President Trump will provide this. Unlike W, he is intelligent, focused, energergetic, and has clear goals. Unlike Obama, Trump loves the US, freedom, and sincerely wants to manage, if not defeat, radical Islamist terrorism.
One of the reasons many Americans cringe at the word "Muslim," is that Obama was NOT a lover of Islam, only a lover of radical, antisemitic, anti-American Islam. Obama glorified the Muslim Brotherhood, the grandaddy of all terrorist organizations, and its American branches such as CAIR. Under his administration, CAIR and their other terrorist brethren were lauded as the Islam of today, and used as role models. He had no use for the many pro-American Muslims who have to contend with both Americans who loathe/fear Islam and their terrorist bretheren. They have been, literally, caught between a rock and a hard place.
Islam is no more a Satanic religion than is Christianity. But, just as in the past Christians committed the savage crimes of the Crusades, the Inquisition, and the burning of 'witches,' currently the virulent strain eminates from Islam. Islam is just fine. But many Muslims are NOT fine, they are barbarian savages who worship a death cult. You either convert to their version of Islam, or are subject to torture, rape, and annihilation.
The ambassador represents the reasonable civilized Islam, and President Trump is right to become involved, in an efficatious way, with helping them expunge the savages. As hard as Obama and his ilk have worked, and are still working, to glorify the vermin who torture, rape, and murder innocent people, President Trump represents those who want the cancer of radical Islam irradicated. If he is successful, many of the problems in today's world will be either eliminated or managed.
This is the difference between a man who wants to appear good, and a man who wants to win and make everyone look good.
Obama was a loser from the start. He apologized when there was NOTHING to apologize for. He showed weakness and our enemies seized on it.
President Trump is saying without apology, America will win, and we will wipe ISIS off the face of the Earth.
Who would you rather have in your corner?
Thank God Donald J. Trump won and is now Americas President. America will finally get back on top where we belong.
This is very encouraging for America and Afghanistan what their leaders are saying about President Trump. If we keep that up and follow through and bring peace and prosperity to that region, Mr. Trump should receive a Deserved Nobel peace prize!
IMO Obama did everything he could to ruin any progress and any ability to hold on to any progress. I can't help but believe it's a deliberate attempt to sabotage the USA and The Office of The President, and definitely ruin POTUS, never planned a smooth transition. Nov. 9,2016 Obama activated his sabotage in the WH and all staff. The only reason Obama stays in DC is to be close to watch the damage he's caused.
I believe in POTUS and I believe he will do everything in his power to give We The People our country back. I am hopeful again. I hope he stays safe, and that he gets a brand new security detail (retired marines Should be able to handle this)
Obama was a communist Muslim coward in my opionion whose sole intent was to weaken and embarrass the US as evidenced by his constant apologies and the reduction of our military by nearly 60% in less than eight years. His Arab Spring was a Middle East blood gusher and Hillary's pay to play only further weakened our nation. In short, this massive debt building of a buffoon former president has been not only a disaster for America but the world as a whole as well... What is worse is the American voter reelected this jerk solely in hopes of another four years of free unemployment and a handful of fo stamp...
How was the death of Gaddafi inconsequential? His African Dinar plan would have been a blow to the Rothschild central banking hegemony. The dollar needs to collapse in order to wake up Americans as to the real culprits of our failing economy. Jewish bankers.
America needs to go full "Kick Ass" on ISIS then get out(1 year)...Enough with these phony wars, some that we started and helped the enemy....The Iraqi people were let down by their own governement because they are supposed to protect their people instead they have all the money from oil go right to the top, instead of helping the average Iraqi...We need to concentrate on bringing jobs back and a healthy economy to the United States and bring the middle class back to life !
Let's stick to facts people....................Aghanistan and it's poppy fields have a minimal impact on Americans heroin use
South America and Mexico are responsible for the vast majority of heroin found in the US in recent years...DEA 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment
President Trump couldn't be the businessman and success that he is without being a good listener... and being sensitive to other peoples needs! Obama wasn't to cautious! Obama had an agenda to friend all of our enemies and not help our friends around the world. Obama hates the USA and always has... hence the apology tour!
I can't have enough of the comments written after this article. Thanks. Benny Johnson. You've written a piece we so long for to read, insightful as to why we made the right decision to vote of Donald J. Trump as our 45th President of the USA.
In a war torn country it is necessary to rebuild, preferably with funds from their own resources.... The article said that Trump wanted Afghanistan to benefit from "business interests and mining opportunities". How would they do that without having countries to sell to ? SMH.... Trump is not the devil,,, but the leftists who think with the wrong end of their anatomy are...discredit Trump at any cost.
As I read the posts below the ambassador had been told that President Trump had a short attention span and was surprised by President Trumps response. Some people, mostly politicians will take a simple question or remark and write a damn book about it. All that ewas required was a simple answer and move to the next. Short, concise, and deliberate answers are best to understand. There is less confusion and understanding and comprehension this way increases. One liners, not a book!
I find it interesting that after a protracted thirteen year presence in Iraq and Afghanistan and 5,000 American soldiers dead that any American would judge an American President leading from behind. Is that what they said about Nixon pulling out of Vietnam? Trump is clueless on the world stage and if we're not careful he will have our boys being killed in mass for what? The middleeast is a mess and has been for a long time. Ask Russia about their long war with afghanistan. Its a no win situation and the history of the region points that out. Obama has kept a very tightlipped aggressive policy fighting terroeism in the middleeast with drones and working with our allies. Sometimes beating your chest and showing arrogance are not conducive with end goals. I find it amazing the hawks continue to beat the battle drum with no clue of the recent or long past!
Complete and utter bull ???? Obama inherited two wars a huge deficit which he had to add to in order to pull the country from near depression. Remember the job losses? He also understood that no matter how brave our military men and women are he would be ill advised to continue fighting another country's war. Remember, many of our soldiers had already served three to four tours and our citizens would never a reinstated draft.
I don't think Obama was too timid. I think Obama was calculated. He wanted the destruction of the region. I loved that muslim refugees were flooding into western society, assisting in the intention of Islam to infiltrate and destroy all western culture, all non-muslim religions, and create world-wide muslim society. Their cause could not have had a better allie than Obama - it's what he wants too. Communists have always said they will win without a bullet fired - that America would destroy itself from within, and it's exactly what's happening. And it's all calculated by the progressive "democrats". Just a note: progressives are progressing us into Communism. There are not democrats, but rather communists on the democrat ticket. Some are on the Republican ticket too. Just look at the voting records of our representatives: each of whom has taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign or domestic. If there are doing their job and following their oath, their voting records would be 90% or better in alignment with the Constitution. There are only about 10 out of 250+ that are within 90%. Hitlery was 19%, Obama 16% and Keene only 1%. We don't need term limits, we need term accountability: unless someone has a 90%+ alignment with the Constitution, they should not be allowed to run for office again, or to run for any other office that requires an oath to the Constitution - such as the Presidency.
"Asking these types of questions for our country is something the Obama administration never did." Of course Obama never asked those questions. When you're the smartest man in the world, you don't care what anyone else thinks. You will always know what's best. As far as 'leading from behind,' there is no such thing. If you're behind, then you're following. And Obama turned the reins over to the Islamic terrorists and then followed from behind. This was all part of his big plan to destroy our country from withn, and he made great headway in that direction.
I don't believe for a moment that Obama was "too cautios or too academic" in his behavior with regards to the middle east. I believe that he was a part of the problem. He was a figurehead who was willing to lie to the American people just as easily as breathe. This article rings with truth about the quality of the President we now have. It is stunning to me that the media still is trying to drag him into a pit....that there are those focusing their livlihood on unseating him. This is the most unstable "peaceful transition of power" in my lifetime. God help us!!
Obama was a blame America first hyper lefty whose hatred for his own nation was a vast departure from any previous President. Then we got the "world apology tour 1.0" and that sealed it. Obama was going to pull the United States back into it's pre-Pearl Harbor status and watch the world go by. After eight years the abysmal results are plain to see. Now there is a new Sheriff in town. This one actually sorta likes the nation he serves and wants to promote it's welfare. The world just needs to consider the last eight years an aberration and Trump a return to normal. Bad news for the Chi-comms and the Russians. Good news for every one else.
Clearly He's just biding his time to unleash his anti muslim bigotry on the Afghans when they least expect it. ( Kidding of course. ) If this does not put to bed the anti-Muslim talk, nothing will. He generally wants to help them succeed. Good for Trump. Good for Afghanistan.
Important to note: Obama ran on a platform of ending the very unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that cost our country trillions with little benefit. His early cautiousness (and subsequent increase in limited deployments, drone bombings, and financial support) were due to the unpopularity of a "boots on the ground" approach. At the time, the "America First" view was "hey, these wars are counterproductive and expensive, let's withdraw and focus on America". Even Trump was suggesting that the war was unwise within a year. Trump ran on the opposite platform this election - after years of media fear-mongering and our own leaders telling us ISIS was the number 1 danger to the US, of course Americans would feel safer seeing them disappear. Now Trump has a legitimate mandate for stronger direct action. But let's not pretend Obama was just an idiot and didn't have to walk a fine line.
Who the hell told the Ambassador that President Trump would not be interested in the details of the call and did not have a long attention span? Some traitorous leftover from the Obama administration, I assume? There's a lot more to this draining the swamp thing than you realize.