Karl Rove praises Obama on National Security

Karl Rove praises Obama on National Security

Post by Scott » Fri, 22 May 2009 21:59:44


http://SportToday.org/

Flip-Flops and Governance
Our president isn't quite as advertised.

By KARL ROVE
Barack Obama inherited a set of national-security policies that he
rejected during the campaign but now embraces as president. This is a
stunning and welcome about-face.

For example, President Obama kept George W. Bush's military tribunals
for terror detainees after calling them an "enormous failure" and a
"legal black hole." His campaign claimed last summer that "court
systems . . . are capable of convicting terrorists." Upon entering
office, he found out they aren't.

He insisted in an interview with NBC in 2007 that Congress mandate
"consequences" for "a failure to meet various benchmarks and
milestones" on aid to Iraq. Earlier this month he fought off
legislatively mandated benchmarks in the $97 billion funding bill for
Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mr. Obama agreed on April 23 to American Civil Liberties Union demands
to release investigative photos of detainee abuse. Now's he reversed
himself. Pentagon officials apparently convinced him that releasing
the photos would increase the risk to U.S. troops and civilian
personnel.

Throughout his presidential campaign, Mr. Obama excoriated Mr. Bush's
counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq, insisting it could not succeed.
Earlier this year, facing increasing *** in Afghanistan, Mr.
Obama rejected warnings of a "quagmire" and ordered more troops to
that country. He isn't calling it a "surge" but that's what it is. He
is applying in Afghanistan the counterinsurgency strategy Mr. Bush
used in Iraq.

As a candidate, Mr. Obama promised to end the Iraq war by withdrawing
all troops by March 2009. As president, he set a slower pace of
drawdown. He has also said he will leave as many as 50,000 Americans
troops there.

These reversals are both praiseworthy and evidence that, when it comes
to national security, being briefed on terror threats as president is
a lot different than placating MoveOn.org and Code Pink activists as a
candidate. The realities of governing trump the realities of
campaigning.

 
 
 

Karl Rove praises Obama on National Security

Post by The Stickleructor Rules Robb » Fri, 22 May 2009 22:23:43


Quote:
> http://SportToday.org/

> Flip-Flops and Governance
> Our president isn't quite as advertised.

> By KARL ROVE
> Barack Obama inherited a set of national-security policies that he
> rejected during the campaign but now embraces as president. This is a
> stunning and welcome about-face.

> For example, President Obama kept George W. Bush's military tribunals
> for terror detainees after calling them an "enormous failure" and a
> "legal black hole." His campaign claimed last summer that "court
> systems . . . are capable of convicting terrorists." Upon entering
> office, he found out they aren't.

> He insisted in an interview with NBC in 2007 that Congress mandate
> "consequences" for "a failure to meet various benchmarks and
> milestones" on aid to Iraq. Earlier this month he fought off
> legislatively mandated benchmarks in the $97 billion funding bill for
> Iraq and Afghanistan.

> Mr. Obama agreed on April 23 to American Civil Liberties Union demands
> to release investigative photos of detainee abuse. Now's he reversed
> himself. Pentagon officials apparently convinced him that releasing
> the photos would increase the risk to U.S. troops and civilian
> personnel.

> Throughout his presidential campaign, Mr. Obama excoriated Mr. Bush's
> counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq, insisting it could not succeed.
> Earlier this year, facing increasing *** in Afghanistan, Mr.
> Obama rejected warnings of a "quagmire" and ordered more troops to
> that country. He isn't calling it a "surge" but that's what it is. He
> is applying in Afghanistan the counterinsurgency strategy Mr. Bush
> used in Iraq.

> As a candidate, Mr. Obama promised to end the Iraq war by withdrawing
> all troops by March 2009. As president, he set a slower pace of
> drawdown. He has also said he will leave as many as 50,000 Americans
> troops there.

> These reversals are both praiseworthy and evidence that, when it comes
> to national security, being briefed on terror threats as president is
> a lot different than placating MoveOn.org and Code Pink activists as a
> candidate. The realities of governing trump the realities of
> campaigning.

do NOTmention the accursed name of the archdemon rove or the grand
devil cheney in this place AGAIN.

 
 
 

Karl Rove praises Obama on National Security

Post by Scott » Fri, 22 May 2009 22:51:41

On May 21, 8:23?am, The Stickleructor Rules Robby

Quote:

> do NOTmention the accursed name of the archdemon rove or the grand
> devil cheney in this place AGAIN.- Hide quoted text -

Go back to asking robby his favorite ice cream flavor, you stupid
freak.

 
 
 

Karl Rove praises Obama on National Security

Post by The Stickleructor Rules Robb » Fri, 22 May 2009 23:19:17


Quote:
> On May 21, 8:23?am, The Stickleructor Rules Robby


> > do NOTmention the accursed name of the archdemon rove or the grand
> > devil cheney in this place AGAIN.- Hide quoted text -

> Go back to asking robby his favorite ice cream flavor, you stupid
> freak.

variety is the spice of life, conservatard dipwad.
 
 
 

Karl Rove praises Obama on National Security

Post by Metalhead Ja » Sat, 23 May 2009 08:25:38


Quote:
> Go back to asking robby his favorite ice cream flavor, you stupid
> freak.

> What a clueless kook! It's a compliment to be called a "freak". The term "normal" is what's frightening! What decade or should I say century are you living in?