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citing the Military Commissions Act passed by Congress. Pohl's denial left the Obama Administration with a choice: continue the prosecution of Abd Al-Nashiri, alleged mastermind of the Cole bombing, or drop the charges against him. President Obama has decided to drop the charges.
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by GhostLancer
He was an anti-war candidate. Upon election, he inherited two wars.
And started 4 more…..
Where did all the airstrikes happen the past 4 years?? Oh, that’s right: Libya, Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia.
Strategically, to immediately pull out of a region without preprations is unwise. Have you read any Sun Tsu? (suntzusaid.com...) If the US immediately (and "immediate" would take months when there are thousands and thousands of troops involved) pulled-out, casualties would have been enormous. You can't change OVERNIGHT a situation that took YEARS to create. So, President Obama is a hypocrite because he wanted to save the lives of US military in a proper pull-out of Iraq? Again, he succeeded in the proper pull-out, saved lives and receives no credit from threads like these.
It’s only proper to pull out after the objectives are met and that hasn’t happened, has it? Who the HELL is firing at us if the war is won?
In fact, it's hypocritical criticsm. It is hard to be objective when you've already made up your mind that you don't like the guy and will criticize *everything.*
Obama owns all of it…..it was on his watch and at his command. Stop drinking the Kool Aid, bro!