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Mr Ainsworth took the unprecedented step of publicly criticising the US President and his delays in sending more troops to bolster the mission against the Taliban. Senior British Government sources have become increasingly frustrated with Mr Obama’s “dithering” on Afghanistan, the Daily Telegraph disclosed earlier this month, with several former British defence chiefs echoing the concerns.
But Mr Ainsworth is the first Government minister to express in public what amounts to personal criticism .
Who is Bob Ainsworth anyway?
The comments will raise fresh doubts about Mr Ainsworth's future following an underwhelming stint at the Ministry of Defence. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...# ixzz0Xpk1zbXW
Originally posted by illuminatislave
You really must be dying for world war three to pop off JJay5. Some of us have family in the military and would prefer that they come home instead of dying in more useless wars because a few people are afraid of terrorists.
As for Bob Ainsworth, he as the Defense Minister of the UK Armed forces, has as much right, to criticise or voice concerns if he thinks the allies invovled in this conflict, are not doing enough or faltering over decisions. After all the UK Cannot make decisions itself, without consulting, thier allies. When it comes to operational decisions in Afghanistan.
"Success in Afghanistan is still possible, but only if we act quickly, judiciously, and decisively," declared the Illinois junior senator
I think it is important for Europe to understand that even though I am president and George Bush is not president, Al Qaeda is still a threat.
President Obama has called Afghanistan "a necessary war" compared with the war in Iraq, which he opposed and vows to end.
only if we act quickly, judiciously, and decisively,"
Second point. I am afraid that I am happy that Obama is taking his time. Unlike the previous president , he cares about the effects his nations foriegn policy have on other nations , and on his own troops as well . I know there are problems caused by delay , but Im sure he has the best possible intentions here, and I cant get past the fact that he has at least considered all the options, he has been strong enough to make the choice at his own pace
He doesn't go with his gut, he thinks with his head, which I think is desirable." Referring to the Afghanistan decision, Wayne said, "I don't think he is an indecisive person, I just think this is a tough one." ad_icon But to his critics, Obama's prolonged Afghanistan review suggests weakness rather than wisdom. Former vice president Richard B. Cheney lobbed the "dithering" accusation last month. Then last week, former senator Fred D. Thompson (R-Tenn.) said on his radio show that Obama has waited so long to decide on an Afghanistan strategy that the war is now lost. "The president does not have the will and determination to do what's necessary to win it.