AQ weak in Afghanistan? Really?

Ray Robison
Al Qaeda has been dramatically weakened, or so leaks the Obama administration, in an effort to extract the president from the hole he has dug himself on Afghanistan.

Tony Blankley has an interesting column saying that the White House is floating the trial balloon of troop reduction based on the theory that al Qaeda has been weakened. It is an attempt to find a way out of Afghanistan by just claiming victory and walking away. Blankley writes "For Vice President Joe Biden and some senior Obama White House staff members (we do not know the position of the president yet), the alleged weakness and ineffectiveness of al-Qaida is sufficient justification for ending our major ground troop presence in Afghanistan."

But this is what President Obama -- then nominee -- said just one year ago:

"And in the meantime, they [Bush Admin] weren't going after al Qaeda, and they are more powerful now than at any time since we began the war in Afghanistan. That's going to change when I'm president of the United States."

This administration apparently would have us believe that in one short year it has decimated al Qaeda. Somehow President Obama practically defeated al Qaeda without a single media report of a great battle or significant operation against al Qaeda, or even the rare nasty word aimed at America's mortal enemy from this White House.  Wow, now that is impressive.

Or, if you do not believe that Generalissimo Obama has crushed his enemies in some mythical battlefield then you have to conclude that he either didn't know what he was talking about then or doesn't know now.

Neither is an appealing alternative for our Commander-In-Chief.

(From Eastern Afghanistan)
Al Qaeda has been dramatically weakened, or so leaks the Obama administration, in an effort to extract the president from the hole he has dug himself on Afghanistan.

Tony Blankley has an interesting column saying that the White House is floating the trial balloon of troop reduction based on the theory that al Qaeda has been weakened. It is an attempt to find a way out of Afghanistan by just claiming victory and walking away. Blankley writes "For Vice President Joe Biden and some senior Obama White House staff members (we do not know the position of the president yet), the alleged weakness and ineffectiveness of al-Qaida is sufficient justification for ending our major ground troop presence in Afghanistan."

But this is what President Obama -- then nominee -- said just one year ago:

"And in the meantime, they [Bush Admin] weren't going after al Qaeda, and they are more powerful now than at any time since we began the war in Afghanistan. That's going to change when I'm president of the United States."

This administration apparently would have us believe that in one short year it has decimated al Qaeda. Somehow President Obama practically defeated al Qaeda without a single media report of a great battle or significant operation against al Qaeda, or even the rare nasty word aimed at America's mortal enemy from this White House.  Wow, now that is impressive.

Or, if you do not believe that Generalissimo Obama has crushed his enemies in some mythical battlefield then you have to conclude that he either didn't know what he was talking about then or doesn't know now.

Neither is an appealing alternative for our Commander-In-Chief.

(From Eastern Afghanistan)