Saturday, April 4, 2009

No To at NATO - Obama's Failure to secure combat troop support from our NATO allies

April 4th 2009
Obama’s NATO Failure
Posted by: Laer
Oh, they love him and think he’s just great, but Prez-O’s going away gift from NATO was just a crummy T-shirt emblazoned with, “I went to France and all I got was 5,000 non-combatant troops.” Charm or no charm, Obama is no more successful than his much reviled predecessor when it comes to moving Europe.
But he’s much better at lying about it:
“I am pleased that our NATO allies pledged their strong and unanimous support for our new strategy. We’ll need more resources and a sustained effort to achieve our ultimate goals.”
Sorry; if you need more resources and sustained effort to achieve our goals, why are you pleased with NATO’s laughably puny decision, and why do you call it “strong?” Is that like calling the debt-hole-digging budget “A New Era of Responsiblity?” It’s more like the same old era of Europe counting on us to defend it, and criticising us when we do.
The 27 other NATO countries agreed to send 3,000 personnel on short-term deployments leading up to Afghanistan’s August elections, so they’ll be there for four months max. Another 1,400 to 2,000 will provide training for Afghanistan’s army. That’s it - but Angela Merle assures us that it’s enough to ensure that “no more terrorist danger emanates from Afghanistan.”
Wanna bet?

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