Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Obama Naively Cherry-Picks His Wars

The New York Times: Obama Calls for U.S. to Shift Focus on Terrorism

Myopic Vision:

Senator Barack Obama said today that the United States should shift its focus from the war in Iraq to a fight against terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He said that if the Pakistani government fails to eradicate terror operations inside its borders, the United States should withhold aid and should strike Al Qaeda targets there itself.

Mr. Obama, who is seeking to establish his foreign policy credentials in the wide field of presidential candidates, delivered a harsh rebuke of the administration’s strategy in Iraq.

These are good questions:
Mr. Obama, who had not yet been elected to the Senate at the time of the war authorization vote in 2002, is working to persuade Democratic primary voters that he has strong judgment in the foreign policy arena. Other candidates have questioned whether he has the experience a president needs.

I'm confused... which Obama is speaking now?

The Obama who wants to talk to our enemies first?

The same Obama who criticized Bush for doing little in Sudan, and then said the U.S. shouldn't get involved in humanitarian crises?

The same Obama who wants to defeat al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but has the audacity to hope for defeat in Iraq against the same enemy?

It is a foolish hope o think an increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Pakistan, combined by Obama's desired pull out of Iraq will provide a viable solution to al Qaeda.

More at Pat Dollard: Obama Pretends To Be A Man.

Hot Air: Hey, let's invade Pakistan.


brufus said...

I think George Orwell forgot to say for who War was the lesser evil.
Don't you think so?

Nick Brunetti-Lihach said...

I don't think he forgot, he was too smart to be forgetful.

I think he preferred each person take what they will from him.

It may have been Florence King said: "George Orwell is Every conservative's favorite liberal, and every liberal's favorite conservative."