Wednesday, September 22, 2010
"Obama Freaks Out!"
"Dammit I don't want to lose the 'whole' Democratic Party!" Sez the boss in the new book "Obama's Wars" by Bob Woodward of Watergate fame. President Obama knows he's losing his base, and wants to salvage what he can.
Apparently he actually wants 'out' of the "Graveyard of Empires", aka Afghanistan. However his generals think otherwise.
From the book.
One of the more dramatic quotes from Woodwards’s book is President Obama’s statement in an October 2009 meeting about his planned duration for the war in Afghanistan, a statement directed at Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
"I'm not doing 10 years," said Obama. "I'm not doing long-term nation-building. I am not spending a trillion dollars."
Good grief they whacked the Kennedy's for less over Vietnam. Things are more interesting in D.C. than I thought.