Robert Gates claims Obama was “skeptical, if not outright convinced it would fail.”
A new book by former U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates harshly criticizes President Obama’s Afghanistan war policy, saying the president “eventually lost faith in the troop increase he ordered,” and that Obama was “skeptical, if not outright convinced it would fail.”
Excerpts of the book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War, were published late Tuesday in the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Gates, a Republican, served as defense secretary in both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, from 2006 to 2011. After a request from Obama that he stay on the job, he agreed to do so.
But he says he soon came into conflict with the president, the vice president and the White House national security staff over Afghanistan policy. Gates writes that he never “doubted Obama’s support for the troops, only his support for their mission.”
In an excerpt published in the New York Times, Gates writes that Obama questioned the abilities of his commander on the ground in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, and expressed doubts about whether he could work with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
“As I sat there, I thought the president doesn’t trust his commander, can’t stand Karzai, doesn’t believe in his own strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be his.” For him it’s all about getting out,” Gates is quoted as saying.
Source: Voice of America
First: A couple of trillion USD has been wasted.
Second: Why is it so difficult for Americans to say it loud: – Obama is a Muslim…
Obviously, it pains his heart when America “harms” Muslim nations like Afghanistan.
Obama is definitely not a man of faith in the mission of fighting Islamic terrorism. Obama rather consider Islam as a religion of peace, and a suitable spiritual partner for the American people. Obama claims he fights “extremism”. And in Obama’s world, the most extreme, are those who say Islam is a wicked and violent ideology. If you tell the truth, you are branded as a man of “Islamofobia”.
Third: To fight a war your are planning to loose is not a smart chess play. It is in all ways a betrayal of all the victims of a war that should never have been started in the first place.
Robert Gates should have told us the truth while he was still US Secretary of Defense. So that honest people could have got Barack Hussein Obama impeached. The present commander in chief should have been removed from the White House, and allotted a prison cell, persecuted and imprisoned for high treason. The lost war in Afghanistan, only one of the reasons for Obama’s lock up.
Written by Ivar