BLACK BUZZ NEWS SERVICE
College Park, Maryland
May 12, 2011
President Obama's performance on 60 Minutes on May 8, was all about style and weak empty rhetoric. Mr. Obama tried to show that he was decisive and a real leader which the Republicans have been saying he is not.
I would like for you all folks who believe in the Obama Presidency to explain to me how the most advanced technological country in the world could take ten years to find Osama Bin Laden?
The United States of America put over 100,000 troops, Drones, Aircraft, Crypto Gear to find bin Laden and quash his movement, and we are still engaged in fighting an enemy that is largely do to the USA's making.
George W. Bush and Barack Obama have failed in the mission to defeat Al- Qaeda and the Taliban at a huge cost in lives and treasure. There is nothing President Obama can say to appease me, except a date certain when all of the U.S. troops are going to leave Afghanistan.
The raid by the SEALS on the bin Laden compound was all strategically timed by Obama to boost his ratings in the public opinion polls, which will give him a tremendous elevation going into the 2012 election. No one is fooled by Obama's deception.
According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies the Afghanistan War is now the largest in U.S. history which has cost the American taxpayers $ 455 billion dollars, not including debt-service on the money borrowed to fight it.
1,413 American soldiers and Marines have been killed and 9, 997 wounded.
The Taliban has showed governments in 33 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces.
The enemy initiated more than 21,000 attacks in 2009, a 75 percent increase from the previous year.
IED ( roadside bomb) attacks in the first four months of 2010 were 94 percent higher than during the same period in 2009.
Insurgents assassinated seven people per week in the first four months of 2010, twice the number of assassinations over the same period in 2009.
The Afghan interior minister last year designated as " safe"nine of the country's 364 districts.
Tailban attacks against Coalition forces between September 2009 and March 2010 were up by 83 percent over the same period the previous year, with attacks against civilians up by 72 percent.
As of September 2010, 10 units of the Afghan Army were considered effective with U.S. assistance and nine units remained dependent upon U.S. forces to perform basic military operations beyond standing post (American trainers are still teaching illiterate Afghan officers basic reading skills).
How much money have the thousands of U.S. and foreign contractors and sub-contractors made in the last ten years in Afghanistan?
Is this the change you voted for? Or is Obama's Afghan war just more of the same?