Posted by: bj | October 3, 2009

Obama Has Spoken to his General in Afganistan Once. Incredible

The military general credited for capturing Saddam Hussein and killing the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq says he has only spoken to President Obama once since taking command of Afghanistan.

“I’ve talked to the president, since I’ve been here, once on a VTC ,” General Stanley McChrystal told CBS reporter David Martin in a television interview that aired Sunday.

“You’ve talked to him once in 70 days?” Mr. Martin followed up.

“That is correct,” the general replied.

This revelation comes amid the explosive publication of a 65 page  classified report written by the general that said the war in Afghanistan “will likely result in failure” of more troops are not added next year. Yet, the debate over health care reform continues to dominate Washington’s political discussions.

While Obama dithers, Afghanistan continues to deteriorate.

Michele Malkin hits the nail on the head:

Obama is for “engagement” and “dialogue” with everyone else in the world except his own military commanders.

So much for candidate Obama’s pledge last year to make Afghanistan – what he has called then and now the “central front,” the “war of necessity” (an indirect slap at the war in Iraq) – his top priority in terms of renewing the focus and giving the commanders in the field the resources they need to turn things around there.


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