Robert Gates: I Was “Disturbed” By Obama’s Lack Of Conviction On Success In Afghanistan (Video)

Barack Obama lost Iraq.
Now he’s set to lose Afghanistan, too.

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said he was disturbed by Barack Obama’s lack of conviction on success in Afghanistan.

“It’s one thing to tell the troops that you support them. It’s another to work at making them believe that you believe as president that there sacrifice is worth it. That the cause is just, that that what they are doing is important for the country and that they must succeed. President Bush did that with the troops when I was Secretary. I did not see President Obama do that. As I write in the book, it was this absence of passion, this absence of conviction of the importance of success that disturbed me.

Barack Obama announced he was withdrawing troops from Afghanistan back in 2011 regardless of the situation.

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