Sunday, September 02, 2012

A Hard Stab in the Dark by the Leftist Media

Boy these folks are really scraping the bottom of the barrel with Romney if all they can come up with is that he didn't mention Barack Obama's failed Afghanistan policy in his RNC acceptance speech:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's campaign is defending the Republican presidential nominee's decision to make no mention of the politically unpopular 11-year-old war in Afghanistan in his speech last week at the GOP national convention.
Romney was the first Republican since 1952 to accept his party's nomination without mentioning war.
Senior campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday the closely watched national speech was a "home run."
The address was an opportunity to introduce Romney to millions of voters concerned about the economy, Fehrnstrom said, and with it Romney "accomplished what he set out to do, which was to talk about his better vision for America with more jobs and increasing wages."
The U.S. plans to trim the number of troops in Afghanistan to 68,000 by October.
Seems to me like Romney is doing the liberal media's candidate -- Barack Hussein Obama -- a favor for not pointing out what a poor military leader he is. Regardless, isn't this Barry's issue to address? After all, we lost 1,000 brave men and women in the theater under seven years of GW Bush and have lost 1,000 under Barry's stellar leadership in a mere 27 months. The total casualties for 11 years between Iraq and Afghanistan, while regrettable, is something around 6,000, The total for the Democrat war in Vietnam was 58,000 in the same time period. This tells us that leftist indecision leads to the deaths of brave men and women. And Barry's war is no exception. What is the objective at this point? We don't know and neither does Barry.

A decisive leader will know what to do to better define this mission or get the hell out. And it doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense for a potential future president to be telegraphing to our enemies everywhere what he intends to do about Afghanistan when elected.

If Romney tried to lay out a plan for ending this ill-defined conflict, the press would accuse him of trying to undermine Barry's "strategy" (or lack thereof). If he says nothing, they condemn him. In the leftist media, even a quasi conservative can't win for losing. 

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