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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Pakistan Upset With Obama Dithering

Obama's dithering on what to do in Afghanistan is hurting the war and the reputation of the U.S., according to Pakistan's Foreign Minister. From the WSJ:

In an interview at the Journal's offices this week in New York, Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi minced no words about the impact of a U.S. withdrawal before the Taliban is defeated. "This will be disastrous," he said. "You will lose credibility. . . . Who is going to trust you again?" As for Washington's latest public bout of ambivalence about the war, he added that "the fact that this is being debated—whether to stay or not stay—what sort of signal is that sending?"

It's a signal that says the U.S. has a commander-in-chief that is more concerned with his Marxist domestic agenda than with national security...and he is willing to sell out America's future reputation to achieve it.