Day By Day April 30, 2011 – Par for the Course

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Day By Day by Chris Muir

Chris, what I want to see is how President Obama handles Afghanistan. He is committed to withdrawing troops there in two months (July) and David Petraeus, the Afghanistan commander, is coming back to the United States to head up the CIA.

I doubt Libya will be resolved by then and then there is conflict in Syria.

The economy is in a shambles and Obama’s foreign policy is a disorganized mess. When will Obama be held accountable for his failed Presidency?

Hopefully, November 2012.

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Harry Reid: The Afghanistan War is LOST or Something Like That

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Nevada Senator and Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid proclaims the Iraq War is lost

Not again! Harry Reid was already wrong about the Iraq War in the video above.

Now, it is Obama’s turn in Afghanistan.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed doubt in the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan Thursday, saying, “I’m not confident it’s going to work.”In an interview that aired Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” the five-term Nevada senator said, “The president has indicated as commander-in-chief he is going to start drawing down the forces this summer.”

Reid also noted the $100 billion the country is spending, calling it a “huge amount of money” that the nation “cannot continue to keep dumping” into the Afghanistan war.

Sharing his respect for Gen. David Petraeus, commander of coalition forces, Reid said, “I’ve talked to General Petraeus…and he thinks things are going well.”

“I hope it’s going well,” he continued. “But the American people have a … very short attention span.”

Yeah, but not so short a memory or attention span that we cannot remember that YOU were wrong before and ready to quit in Iraq.

Dingy Harry should stick to waking up Vice President Biden when he takes a nap during “The One’s” speeches.

General David Petraeus Should Leave The First Amendment Alone

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Afghan protesters step on a U.S. flag during a demonstration against the United States, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. Hundreds of Afghans railed against the U.S. and called for President Barack Obama’s death at a rally in the capital Monday to denounce an American church’s plans to burn the Islamic holy book on 9/11.

General David Petraeus is probably right about the burning of the Koran stirring up the radical Islamic community. And, I do not advocate this type of behavior in the least. The church would be best NOT to do this.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said the planned burning of Qurans on Sept. 11 by a small Florida church could put the lives of American troops in danger and damage the war effort.

Gen. David Petraeus said the Taliban would exploit the demonstration for propaganda purposes, drumming up anger toward the U.S. and making it harder for allied troops to carry out their mission of protecting Afghan civilians.

“It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort,” Gen. Petraeus said in an interview. “It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems. Not just here, but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community.”

Hundreds of Afghans attended a demonstration in Kabul on Monday to protest the plans of Florida pastor Terry Jones, who has said he will burn copies of Islam’s holy book to mark the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Afghan protesters chanted “death to America,” and speakers called on the U.S. to withdraw its troops. Some protesters threw rocks at a passing military convoy.

So, I agree with John.

But, military commanders advising Americans on their First Amendment rights is troubling to me – deeply troubling and is unacceptable. General Petraeus is in Afghanistan to fight for American freedoms and support the United States Constitution not to subvert them.

Next, will the General say that I am endangering Americans for printing this cartoon of Mohammed?

I mean there were world-wide protests and loss of lives because of radical Islam’s insistence that there not be any criticism of Mohammed or his image depiction.

But, you see, the United States Constitution guarantees my right to publish this cartoon and to discuss it. No military general and certainly no politician or government authority can take away this right.

The Afghanistan War has not been going well and President Obama has been struggling with its mission. Hence, General Petraeus has been sent to essentially clean up the mess.

I would recommend that General Petraeus concentrate less on narrowing American’s rights and more on finding and neutralizing radical Islamic terrorists that wish me, my family, my fellow Americans and American troops harm.

Obama Video: The Iraq War Surge Would Actually Worsen Sectarian Violence in Iraq

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Then Senator Barack Obama on President George W. Bush and the Iraq War

And, Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Iraq War was lost. Remember?

President Barack Obama has asked the television networks for fifteen minutes tonight to address the nation about the ending of combat operations in Iraq from The Oval Office and what will he say?

Will he acknowledge his political judgment was incorrect in opposing the Iraq War surge?

Will he thank President George W. Bush for staying the course and to win the war (with the surge) so that Obama could bring the troops home?

Or will the President continue his narrative that Bush should have not started the Iraq War in the first place?

All of the above?