Thursday, September 20, 2012

The President's Men

One of the issues I have with President Obama is that he appointed Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Every time Panetta opens his mouth I am reminded of the utter incompetence of our government that such a man would hold any position in it, let alone a series of such high positions. The man is stupid beyond belief, and is arrogant and a warmonger to boot.

Now he is framing Afghanistan as impending “victory” by saying that the killing of our soldiers by the Afghan troops that they are training as comrades in arms is “the last gasp of a Taliban insurgency that has not been able to regain lost ground.”

Where have we heard that before? Oh, yes, Dick Cheney just before Iraq descended into total chaos, and as usual, Leon is alone in his idiotic opinion. General Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, corrects him in the same article, saying that the attacks are “a very serious threat to the Afghanistan campaign.”

One reason to hope Obama loses is to get rid of Leon Panetta, Eric Holder and Timothy Geithner. What we get to replace them might not be any better, but it’s hard to see how they could be worse. We could get lucky, and keeping these people four more years is a disaster.

4 comments:

Ken Hoop said...

Yes and Bill, Panetta was sold to us as rather anti-hawkish. Then again, so was Obama.

bruce said...

Anyone who thinks the Taliban is "on its last gasp" is an idiot. They are waiting for us to leave. And attacking us while we're still there. If Obama et al is already taking credit for ending it in Iraq, what other BS is forthcoming?

Bartender Cabbie said...

High time to leave that sad land. Paneta can declare victory if he wants to.

Ken Hoop said...

http://atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/NI22Df01.html

Timely touche'.

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