Seems Dear Leader has been a busy little
bee marxist behind the scenes…here are two issues that go against the grain of what the american people have absolutely no tolerance for, poll after poll have stated as such. Yet he goes against our will once again and doesn’t give a rats rear about it either.
Here’s the first report that had me fuming this morning when I heard about on the Washington Journal…and trust me, the first half hour I heard of the show, not one caller was happy about this either…that included Dems, Independents and Republicans.
This is via FT:
US forces will stay in Afghanistan until 2024 under a deal aimed at reassuring the Afghan public, regional powers and insurgents that Washington will not abandon Kabul after most foreign troops withdraw.
The agreement was finalised on Sunday after months of fraught negotiations dogged by disputes between Hamid Karzai, the president, and US officials over night raids on insurgents and control of military prisons.
“I have been involved in many international negotiations. I can say without doubt, I have never encountered a tougher negotiator,” said Ryan Crocker, the US ambassador, referring to the Afghan team.
Mr Karzai and Barack Obama, the US president, are due to sign the document at a Nato summit in Chicago next month.
The breakthrough is a boost for Washington, which has faced a series of blows in Afghanistan this year, including co-ordinated attacks on Kabul last weekend, the murder of 17 Afghan civilians, apparently by a US soldier, and riots triggered by the discovery of burned Korans at a US base.
The deal sets the framework for US military and civilian aid to Afghanistan in the decade after 2014, by which time the vast majority of foreign soldiers are due to have returned home.
It forms a pillar of the Obama administration’s exit strategy by ensuring the US can continue to deploy smaller contingents of special forces to hunt militants and advisers to train Afghanistan’s army and police.
The promise of a long-term US military presence is also designed to reassure Afghans who fear the drawdown may trigger a rerun of the international isolation and descent into civil war that followed the Soviet retreat in 1989.
The US hopes the agreement will also encourage wavering allies to stand firm in their commitments to Afghanistan ahead of the Nato summit as well as send a signal of resolve to Taliban commanders.
US officials had feared that any failure to sign the deal before the Chicago gathering would further undermine flagging enthusiasm for the 11-year Afghan campaign among troop-contributing nations.
But the talks gained fresh momentum in recent weeks as negotiators reached a compromise over the transfer of military jails to Afghan control and agreed to give Kabul greater oversight of night raids.
Mr Karzai has long opposed the operations, which US commanders consider their most effective weapon against the Taliban in spite of the anger they cause among the president’s ethnic Pashtun community.
The document, which was not made public, does not govern the precise numbers of troops or quantity of aid Afghanistan will receive, but sets the broad outlines of the two country’s relationship.
The US has already begun withdrawing about a third of its Afghan deployment, which peaked at almost 100,000 troops. The White House has yet to announce the pace and scope of further reductions in the run-up to the completion of the security handover in 2014.
If that report didn’t ‘frost your flakes‘ enough…this ought to do the trick. Not that any of you will be shocked, but him doubling down on EO’s is beneath comtempt.
This is via FNI:
According to new reports, President Obama plans to use his executive power to bypass Congress when necessary in order to accomplish his goals.
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) expressed disappointment in the president’s move saying that for the first two years of his presidency, Obama had little opposition in passing initiatives like the health care law and the stimulus because Congress was controlled by Democrats. “And then the country said, ‘Hold on a minute, this isn’t what we signed up for.’ They very much, and very clearly, said we want to move in a different direction,” said Roskam.
He argues that rather than listening to the public, the president is saying, “Look, I really don’t care about what the results are of the 2010 election. I’m going to continue to move forward with an agenda that seems to be more and more and more out of step.”
Roskam says he’s disappointed…hell, he and other congress-critters should be steamin’ mad!
What say you all regarding staying in Afghanistan thru 2024, plus financing the crooked politicians there as well?
Where are all the lefties protesting this deal…hmm? The clueless ones voted for this ‘poser‘ for the very reason of his false promises of bringing the troops home pronto etc etc…we all know they despise the military, yet they seem to have tape over their mouths now..nowhere to be seen.
Plus…add in your thoughts about our gutless wonders in congress not speaking out loud and clear about O’s power grab via bypassing congress with more Executive Orders?
The Master-of-Disaster has to go back to Chicagoland along with the other thugs that reside there ASAP! November can’t get here soon enough…it’s obvious our congress-critters are going to do zilch about any of this…yet he strangles each of us in one way or another while he continues to destroy this great nation day by day via his agendas.
Fire Away…Inquiring Minds Want to Know!