White House blames Bush for Afghanistan turmoil

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Trader666, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. White House blames Bush for Afghanistan turmoil
    by Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer
    February 27, 2012 2:12pm

    White House Press secretary Jay Carney today reminded reporters that prior to President Obama's term in office, the Bush administration was responsible for the tumultuous lengthy engagement in Afghanistan.

    "The president made clear when he was a candidate for this office and when he took this office, that unfortunately prior to his taking office, because of the focus on Iraq, and the U.S. efforts there, that the original war, if you will, in Afghanistan had been neglected, the strategy there was unclear, and that it was not properly resourced," said Carney, adding that the U.S. goals in Afghanistan would be met with President Obama's "clear eyed" policy.

    2 U.S. Officers were shot and killed last week inside the Interior Ministry building in Kabul, and 9 people were killed today as a suicide bomber targeted a military airport.

    When asked any military response to the attacks, Carney said that the incidents were being investigated by the Afghan government and the International Security Assistance Force.

  2. Stankin' War Pigs!
  3. Wallet


    Didn't Obama say something to the fact that Afghanistan was the real war, and we needed to shift focus from Iraq to where it mattered, the real war on terror???/

    "It's time to refocus our attention on the war we have to win in Afghanistan."
  4. IMo, being in Afghan was crucial to get Bin laden. ya think Obama could deny that?
  5. Wallet


    It's just the same old broken democratic record, take credit for things that look good and blame Bush for everything else.
  6. There's no question that Iraq was a distraction from the real problem, which was in Afghanistan. Had Bush & co kept their eye on the ball there we might have been further along. You guys crack me up.
  7. pspr


    And to think there are many people who will believe him - including the liberal trolls here on ET.
  8. Lucrum


    Sheeple everyone of them.
  9. So this circle-jerk of rabid righties here don't think Iraq was a distraction from Afghanistan and that it reduced efforts there. Alllllrighty then.

    Is being ignorant and ideologically blind a requirement for your idiotic positions and posts, or just a help?
  10. The point, moron, is that Obama's been commander-in-chief for almost 3 years. When, exactly, do you "think" he owns it? Talk about being "ignorant and ideologically blind."
    #10     Feb 29, 2012