Obama adopts tough talk on Afghan war
By: Julie Mason
President Barack Obama adopted the more combative tone of a war president associated with his predecessor as he made his strongest case yet for escalating the war in Afghanistan.
“Our new strategy has a clear mission and defined goals: To disrupt, dismantle and defeat al Qaeda and its extremist allies,” Obama told the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Phoenix. “This will not be
quick, nor easy, but we must never forget: This is not a war of choice, this is a war of necessity.”
and he went on to say this:
Addressing the veterans, Obama praised Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a former prisoner of war whom veterans overwhelmingly supported for president. Obama also struck themes straight out of the playbook of former President George W. Bush.
“Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again,” Obama said. “If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans. So this is not only a war worth fighting. This is fundamental to the defense of our people.”
Well, I have to give him credit for lauding John McCain’s service and realizing we have to do what we have to do to keep terrorist out of America. I also have to admit many of his ultra liberal friends don’t like this war either and he is going against them. We will see if this lasts.