Former VP Dick Cheney isn’t letting up on his criticism of President Obama. He told Politico the president is projecting weakness and more Afghans will turn to the Taliban if they believe the US is going to cut and run from Afghanistan. But his harshest criticism was of the decision to try terrorists in civilian courts.
“One of their top people will be given the opportunity — courtesy of the United States government and the Obama administration — to have a platform from which they can espouse this hateful ideology that they adhere to,” he said. “I think it’s likely to give encouragement — aid and comfort — to the enemy.”
Cheney’s right. Giving those terrorist thugs a platform for spewing their hate and anti-American garbage does give aid and comfort to our enemy.
We’ll see what Obama says tonight about Afghanistan. Will he blame Bush? Will he talk about off-ramps and exit strategies while ammouncing his troop level increase? If so we’ll know this is all about politics and has nothing to do with national security or winning the war against Al Qaeda.
For more on the subject, Heritage has answers to the Top Ten Questions on Obama’s Strategy in Afghanistan.
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