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Posted by Andrew Roman on February 27, 2009


The fundamental transformation of my country, the United States of America, continues unfettered under President Barack Obama – but this one is very difficult to take.

For almost six weeks I have seen the slow-and-steady dismantling of a shining city on a hill through extreme leftist policies that have drastically broadened the control of government. I have watched the new administration rape the individual of incentive by promising handouts to those who don’t deserve it while promising to punish the success of those who do. I’ve witnessed the wholly contrived and strategically effective spread of pessimism and fear during what is inaccurately being peddled as the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. I’ve shaken my head as successful war strategies against terrorists are changed while battles against the weather and drifting ice sheets are plotted.

The country was warned, time and time again, that Barack Obama was the most liberal senator in Washington – with shady associations that would have buried anyone else, and a resume as light and inconsequential as an Assistant Dog Catcher’s. Whatever delusions of “governing from the center” one may have had immediately following the Messiah’s anointment have all but died on the vine. Obama has taken a machete to the throat of national security with his contemptible gift to the enemies of this country.

To his credit, the President has, in fact, kept his promise of transparency here – but not to the American people. Instead, President Barack Obama on Thursday – in his capacity as Commander-In-Chief, charged with the task of preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States – presented to the enemies of his own country the precise date when American combat operations in Iraq will come to an end.

The President might as well have invited some Al Qaeda bigwigs into the West Wing for Yodels and Ovaltine in order to mull over the details of the American exit strategy.

Obama didn’t just tip his hand, he gave the terrorists the deck.

Whether Iraqis will be ready to stand on their own by August, 31 2010 isn’t even the issue. They may be ready before then, or it may take longer. Oddly enough, war is unpredictable. The issue here is having the leader of the free world disseminate American military intentions in the midst of an ongoing war for anyone with open ears or internet access to ingest.

Thanks to one of the most asinine, arrogant and colossally bone-headed moves President Obama has made in what has thus far been a veritable leftist revolution, the entire world is privy to our war strategy – including not only the weak-kneed Europeans Obama so wishes to cajole into loving us again, but the death-loving terrorists he seems determined to make life easier for.

To the killers, August 31, 2010 is not that far away. They can bide their time.

And coincidentally enough, just in time for the 2010 midterm elections, too.

I’m wondering if American exit routes out of Iraq are posted anywhere … or if the precise times of retreat will be updated as the day approaches. Maybe an FAQ can be added to the Pentagon website detailing the withdrawal, with translations into Arabic to save time.

The President of the United States has officially empowered the enemies of his country – and I do not overstate it.

Major Garrett from Fox News gives some details on the Obama plan:

The president is expected to deliver a speech Friday at the Marine base in Camp Lejeune, N.C, in which he will order an immediate drawdown of the 142,000 Marines and Army personnel in Iraq. He has set a goal of reducing the U.S. military footprint in Iraq to no fewer than 35,000 and no more than 50,000 personnel after that date, congressional leaders were told.

The president met at the White House with top Democratic and Republican congressional leaders, as well as the leaders of the National Security and Foreign Policy committees to explain his decision.

The president told lawmakers troops that remain in Iraq after Aug. 31, 2010, will carry out new missions and will be trained and organized in a way that de-emphasizes combat-readiness and intensifies the focus on these three missions:

• Train, equip and advise Iraqi security forces
• Support civilian operations in Iraq aimed at reconstruction, redevelopment and political reconciliation
• Conduct targeted counter-terrorism missions.

That there will be as many as 50,000 troops still in Iraq after “the date” apparently isn’t making Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid particularly happy. Said Reid, “I have been one who has called for significant cutbacks in Iraq for some time. And I am happy to listen to the secretary of defense, the president, but when they talk about 50,000, that’s a little higher number than I had anticipated.”

baghdadThat these 50,000 troops will be “left behind” knowing our enemies are fully aware that “combat readiness” is being de-emphasized – and the fact that the President of the United States is volunteering that information to those who wish to slaughter them – is flat out astonishing. Can we then expect Al Qaeda to de-emphasize IED disbursal? Or to cutback on suicide bombings? And exactly how is the United States of America made safer if those who want to kill our troops are circiling August 31, 2010 on their calendars?

Some Republicans worry that the Obama withdrawal date may be too soon, while others (Democrats) are more concerned with troop levels left behind.

Senator John McCain said, “We must avoid drawing down troop levels there too quickly or risk jeopardizing the hard-won security gains.”

He’s correct.





  3. […] Fielding e-mails about the Obama plan to reduce troop levels in Iraq by the end of August, 2010 to anywhere from 35,000 to 50,000 troops, I am getting roundly attacked on the supposed naivety – or knee-jerk reaction – of my position in the piece I posted earlier today called “QUICK THOUGHTS ON THE BAM PLAN TO SCRAM.” […]

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