Obama’s Wars

From the Washington Post

Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars, describes the Obama administration as somewhat dysfunctional and goes into detail about the decision making process with regard to the Afghanistan war. One interesting fact is that Obama never talked about “winning”. Very few on the left ever did with respect to the Iraq War, either. He did, however, demand an “exit plan” several times. The book does not shed a good light on the administration and one has to wonder if the mainstream media will continue to treat Bob Woodward favorably after reading his unflattering book about their hero.

The war in Iraq draws no attention in the book, except as a reference point for considering and developing a new Afghanistan strategy…Obama kept asking for “an exit plan” to go along with any further troop commitment, and is shown growing increasingly frustrated with the military hierarchy for not providing one…In the end, Obama essentially designed his own strategy for the 30,000 troops, which some aides considered a compromise…After Obama informed the military of his decision, Woodward writes, the Pentagon kept trying to reopen the decision…

Read the Washington Post article here:  Obama’s Wars

DJH

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