Monday, September 27, 2010

How Bush Holdovers Trapped Obama

By Robert Parry
September 27, 2010

President Barack Obama trapped himself in the morass of Afghanistan by his post-election decision to show bipartisan continuity and to keep in place George W. Bush’s military command structure, particularly Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Gen. David Petraeus.

Read on.


CharlieL said...

Rahm bitches about being cornered, as if Obama chose the holdovers without his complete and total support.

What an a-hole.

And BTW, if anybody "cooked" a war game and provided false intelligence to the POTUS, they should be court-martialed. THAT would put a bit of a damper on this crap.

sand said...

I had a nightmare last year that there had been a silent military coup in this country. Guess it was true.

Tom Blanton said...

How much longer can people pretend that Obama bears no responsibility for what happens during his Imperial Presidency?

He promised to escalate the Afghan War when he campaigned. He has done that and escalated the in Pakistan.

I suppose his Justice Department should not be held responsible for FBI raids on peace activists either.

Are the "progressive" supporters of Obama waiting for the neocons to hold his feet to the fire and stop the madness?