Major General Greene: Obama’s policy of defeat leads to death in Afghanistan

Major General Greene: Obama’s policy of defeat leads to death in Afghanistan

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Major General Harold J. Greene

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2014 – On Tuesday, we lost a senior officer to the enemy.  General Harold J. Greene was killed at Camp Qargha, murdered by one those America is paying to protect. The death was inexcusable and totally preventable.

The Afghans are responsible for security at those bases. After the number of insider attacks it is absolute lunacy to let them have control of any base American personnel are on. The Afghans don’t vet their people, they have non-existent security and many of the Afghan “soldiers” will switch over to the Taliban as soon as America exits.

Afghanistan is not worth a single American life nor is it worth another dollar. How simple can this be?

In 2001, when America went to Afghanistan, almost every American supported that war. Even liberals supported that war. Many of them were in New York City and saw 9/11 first hand.  American forces supported the Northern Alliance and quickly routed the Taliban.

That is where America went wrong. Instead of naming our enemy, then President George W. Bush bought into that “religion of peace” garbage. Instead of setting up a friendly regime, prepositioning a few bases there to keep the enemy out and telling the new leaders, “Don’t make us come back;” the Bush administration had to engage in nation building.

We sank billions if not trillions into that miserable sandbox. While the Bush team managed to get the Taliban on the ropes, as soon as Obama came into office, the mission became a simple one: lose without Obama being blamed.

When America goes to war and sends its young men and women to the battlefield and asks them to make unimaginable sacrifices, the sole goal should be victory.

Obama’s goal is a defeat that cannot be blamed on him. The consequences of his incompetence are unimaginable.

One America is gone; the Afghan National Army will make the Iraq Army look like the world’s greatest army.  Those who do not desert will be quickly defeated in battle.  Then the Taliban will be back.

Once America goes, it can never come back to Afghanistan, even if Islamists use it as a base to strike America.  Ignoring the fact there may be no willingness from the American people to go, there is another huge considerate.

Obama is not only running the clock out in Afghanistan, he is running the clock out against Iran.  When America went into Afghanistan in 2001, there wasn’t much Iran could do about it. Soon Iran will have nuclear arms and then Iran will be able to do something about it.

With Afghanistan under Iran’s nuclear umbrella, the Islamist terrorists will have a base from which they can strike at the west with impunity.

The handwriting is already on the wall.  Everyone, including the Taliban knows America is leaving this year.  Obama’s Defense Department has imposed such draconian rules of engagement that our men and women in uniform are little more than targets for the Taliban. And an American Major General was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, as America winds down in Afghanistan, Major General Harold Greene became the most senior officer killed in Afghanistan. He was yet another wasted life in Obama’s war.  Unfortunately, he will not be the last casualty whose blood is on Obama’s hands.


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Judson Phillips
Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet. A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says. Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC. “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based. Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville. Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’ I did.” The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown. It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed. Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker. He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should. He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.