Obama Orders 17,000 Additional Troops To Afghanistan. Why Didn't He Tell The World In Front Of TV Cameras?

2-18-08

Barack Obama has very quietly ordered an additional 17,000 troops to the country of Afghanistan shortly after flying all over the country loudly promoting his nearly one trillion dollar government spending spree in front of thousands of people and dozens of well placed TV cameras.

Lord knows we have seen enough of Obama’s face on our television screens for the last two years but when it comes to controversial issues we seem to learn about them via press releases. He did the same thing when he reversed George W. Bush’s policy of not providing taxpayer funds to foreign abortion groups, an executive order he signed late on a Friday afternoon…with no media around. Brave guy this community organizer.

Fox News reports,

Afghanistan was supposed to be the “Good War.” At least that what voters were told during the presidential campaign as liberals argued resources had been drained from Afghanistan to fight the war in Iraq.

But when President Obama announced his first troop deployment to Afghanistan, he did so quietly in the form of a paper statement from a press secretary after he signed the largest stimulus package in U.S. history — a contrast to President Bush’s announcing his troop surge for the war in Iraq before a prime-time audience on TV.

“We got a paper statement rather than a speech because this is not a surge,” said retired Maj. Gen. Ret. Bob Scales. “This is surge lite.” I wonder who decides when a troop deployment is a surge or it’s merely considered surge light -ed.

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David McKiernan, had requested 30,000 troops. On Tuesday, the president authorized 17,000 troops and the Pentagon identified 12,000 to send.

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Interestingly enough not a peep from the Codepink commies or the moveon.org crowd. Now why is that? I mean these clowns were all over the map protesting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and really went over the cliff when the Iraqi surge was announced by Bush on live TV but not a peep in the media or even a comment on their websites concerning Obama’s action.

Where are the piles of shoes in front of the White House? The nuts marching in the streets?

Perhaps there was a nice little surprise for these groups hidden deep within Obama’s recently signed, Democrat owned, nearly one trillion dollar taxpayer funded spending spree? Nothing like spreading the wealth around to keep the loud mouths at bay until the next time those tools need to be utilized huh?

“F%#@*&’ do it again!” says the CodePink protester….

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