Person of the Week: Sardar Mohammad, alleged CIA contact in Afghanistan


Person of the week: Sardar Mohammad, who assassinated Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of Afghanistan’s president: Hamid Karzai…  Is this another episodic example of the failure of American Foreign Policy in Afghanistan? …  Was this killing an another indelicate message to his brother and does it portend to the United States of America and to the Afghanis that the future there belongs to the Taliban? …

 The military troops on the line have performed and continue to perform admirably, but the policy from the beginning of the Obama Administration of unilaterally announcing when the United States would cease major operations and when it would leave Iraq and Afghanistan seems to have been a colossal failure…

 Admittedly, America’s military entanglements and its financial shortcomings are cumbersome, but, nonetheless, in the clear light of a bright day, how many prior gains will have been lost and how many Americans have died and will continue to die because of the failed leadership from the White House? …

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Pres. Obama’s policies in Iraq and Afghanistan have been detrimental to the troops and to the nation?


Certainly appears that way to this writer…  The troops and their families who have sacrificed so much deserve better leadership…  Any failures in Iraq and Afghanistan are because of the president’s failed policies and leadership, and ” window dressing  “changes as a part of his presidential campaign do not change matters … 

The nation deserves better…

Potpourri Pan America: muchachos, vote President Obama in 2012; and more…


PONDER THIS:

1.  It’s 2012 election campaign time, folks  — so the White House wants immigration reform, to get the Latino vote?…  He’s already bombed Libya to portray himself as a strong Commander-in-Chief, now, let’s get them votes, muchachos

2.  “Three Cups of Tea” of fallacy? — who picked this guy to help set our Afghanistan policy? 

3.  S and  P says not so good and Obama Campaign 2012 says it’s all political? — by the way, why isn’t the press complaining about the high gas prices?  Oh, they still want to blame Bush?!!!  Give America a friggin’ break Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and company!!!

4.  What happened to “transparency” in government? — where is the change that was promised?  It’s worse than it ever was….

5.  Pres. Obama says: don’t ask me no stinking questions? — America is being treated as a Third World banana republic — come on, Mr. and Mrs. news anchors, speak up, you have the freedom to be independent…

Potpourri Pan America: Public employee union leaders are ruining the country? And more…


PONDER THIS:

1.  With a leaky bucket, Secretary Gates has a difficult time trying to carry water for Pres. Obama     — Victory is going to be declared (as has been written on this page and elsewhere long ago.), come hell or high water…  Will American lives have died in vain because of poor leadership from the white house?  And, how about that Karzai!

2.  It takes all kinds to make a world   — but where is Darwin when you need him most!  Surely we know what this recently showered guy’s political persuasion is!…

3.  It’s not simply an action to break up unions — there are significant problems — even the good liberals in Massachusetts have come to understand economics….

4.  “Wonder boy” is at it again  — NPR is not a liberal bastion, bashing conservatives unabashedly?  Enough, already with the alliteration, and with NPR parading  as being apolitical…

5.  But  Will Kadafi get safe travel permission slip ?– how else will he get to Hugo or Fidel? Regardless, has President Obama mishandled the Libyan mess?

Person(s) of the Week: the American military men and women in the Middle East


Soldiers Monday carry the casket of Army Spc. Jason D. Fingar to the veterans section at Memorial Park Cemetery. Fingar died May 22 in Afghanistan.

American military men and women — and their families — who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and those who continue to sacrifice in the Middle East, and at home…  The military and its families who through blood, sweat and tears can again help spread democracy,  this time throughout the Middle East– if their sacrifices are not squandered and allowed to have been in vain… George W. Bush can be remembered as well…

General Conway’s words are noteworthy, especially since he is soon retiring


[Gen. Conway photo from Wikipedia] James T. Conroy

The situations in Iraq and Afghanistan are still trying ones, especially because of the president’s scheduling of withdrawal dates  for American troops…  Increased bombing of civilian targets, as well as military ones, shows that the enemy is quite cognizant that the Americans will not long play a leading role in the  two countries and that the local troops are not ready yet to stand on their own… 

Marine General Conway’s recent comments purposefully bring attention to those spheres in a pointed way, and present an opportunity to repeat a post from July 16 that has a bearing on the topic…

July 16:

Considering the reported ongoing difficulties there, it seems from this vantage point that before too long President Obama is going to declare victory in Afghanistan, maybe sometime between the November Elections and next summer, when the first troops are scheduled to begin withdrawing from the country…

He is in a quandary, though, because he does not want the stigma of being the U.S. President who lost the Afghan War…  But when he initially set a deadline as to when to begin pulling troops out, and at the same time decided to go small in the deployment of needed troops while expanding the role of the military mission, he seemingly erred in a grand way, and that decision is squarely on his shoulders…

Given that the president has a tendency to avoid accepting responsibility, a long tendency to blame the previous administration for everything, it would be no surprise if his advisors have been at work from day one of his presidency drafting arguments on how best to blame President Bush for the Afghanistan failures of the Obama Administration…

Just sayin’…

Potpourri Pan America: headline news – better to practice the golf swing than religion… And more…


PONDER THIS:

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1.  Obama interested in “convincing” Americans he plays golf, not that he’s a practicing Christian — seems like it…

2.  Hugo Chavez’s Socialism not helpful to the poor — but facts don’t bother him…

3.  “Los Zetas” in Los Angeles! — but legalizing drugs will help?

4.  Does “this” have an effect on Democratic Party calculations? — seems like it…

5.  It’s worth reviewing — How are things in Venezuela, how are thing turning out??

6.  Even Paul has said unemployment might be higher in 2 years — but the president is not mentioned?

JUST SAYIN’