It isn’t just Iraq; the President has ensured more Afghanistan fighting as well.
We already know that Barack Obama is intent on sending Americans back to fight in Iraq, and the Pentagon is encouraging him to do so. But now the New York Times reports that he is making sure we are engaged in combat missions elsewhere as well: “In a Shift, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat.”
President Obama signed a classified order in recent weeks authorizing a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year.
Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, a broader mission than the president described to the public earlier this year, according to several administration, military and congressional officials with knowledge of the decision. The new authorization also allows American jets, bombers and drones to support Afghan troops on combat missions.
So Barack Obama boasted to the public that we were pulling troops out of Afghanistan and that the ones that remained were not going to be used in combat missions. He told everyone who would listen that he was now acting like a Nobel Peace-Prize Winner.
And the New York Times expects us to believe that he has now changed his mind. This was not what was “originally planned.”
If you believe that, I don’t know how I can help you.
It is all a big lie. Obama (or his controllers) are geared up for a Forever War in the Middle East and Afghanistan was always going to be part of it.
In the meantime, our trillions of dollars and gallons of American blood have accomplished what, exactly? As The Week summarizes:
Terrorism is on the rise worldwide, and a new Global Terrorism Index report from the Institute for Economics and Peace suggests America’s war on terror could be exacerbating the problem. After 13 years of spending trillions on two wars with hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties, the annual count of terror attacks has more than quadrupled, from about 1,500 in 2000 to almost 10,000 in 2013.
It is like an investment. You have to make a little war to get more war. And then it takes off.