Obama never had his heart in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan according to the former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates who revealed these observations in his new memoir, Duty.
According to Gates’ revelations, Obama sent soldiers to their deaths knowing his mission would fail. He never believed in his own policy.
“The President doesn’t believe in his own strategies, and doesn’t consider the war to be his, for him, it’s all about getting out,” Gates wrote.
President Obama voted for the Afghan war and repeatedly said it was the good war.
Obama made all his decisions for political reasons, something we see playing out every day.
“I felt that agreements were only good with the Obama White House for as long as they were politically convenient,” Gates believed.
Obama ensured his failure when he refused to respect the advice of his generals who have the knowledge and experience to fight wars.
“All too early in the Obama administration, suspicion and distrust of senior military officers by senior White House officials – including the president and the vice president – became a big problem for me.”
“Senior White House officials regularly engaged in aggressive, suspicious, and sometimes condescending and insulting questioning of our military leaders.”
Mr. Obama’s hands-off approach is the way he has run his presidency. He can’t negotiate or resolve problems, he can only mandate and rule by Fiat. In the Middle East, he helped spur a revolution for which he had no vision. He had no plan to deal with the end result of his meddling.
He supported The Muslim Brotherhood when they installed a dictatorship; he removed Qaddafi from power and then abandoned Libya to al-Qaida; he supported Erdogan who is fast becoming a dictator; he has done everything wrong in Syria; and now he is letting Iraq and Afghanistan fall prey to al-Qaida after the deaths of 4,489 men and women in the US military and the injuring of another 32,237, to say nothing of the loss of Afghan and Iraqi lives.
This goes beyond errors, misjudgments, and incompetence. It is criminal malfeasance.
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