Figures. Team Obama Blames Bush For Recent Afghan Woes
It’s Bush’s fault.
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The United States and its allies must change strategy and boost cooperation to turn around the war in Afghanistan, the top U.S. and NATO commander there said on Monday, wrapping up a much-anticipated review.
U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal said the situation was “serious” but the 8-year-old war could still be won. He gave no indication if he would ask for more troops but is widely expected to do so in the coming weeks…
A further increase could be politically difficult for Obama, with members of his Democratic Party increasingly uneasy about the war and congressional elections due next year.
The White House sought on Monday to pin the blame for the grave state of the war in Afghanistan on the Bush administration, which made Iraq its top military priority.
“This was underresourced, underfunded, undermanned and ignored for years,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.
“The president is focused on ensuring that we meet measurable benchmarks. … It’s going to take some doing.”
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