He’s made us less safe. The world hates us.
Remember the talk about how Bush made the world hate us? Lefties, I know it is early and today the time changed, but wipe the sleep from your eyes and let’s do a time travel experiment. Once we put Obama into office, our prestige was going to shoot up in the world, and the Muslim world in particular would love us.
How’s it working out so far?
Fifteen Afghan civilians were shot by an American soldier in Kandahar province Sunday, with seven of them feared dead, the provincial government said.
NATO’s International Security Assistance Force confirmed that a soldier had gone off base and fired on civilians before turning himself in, but did not say how many victims there had been.
Capt. Justin Brockhoff of ISAF said there had been “multiple” casualties and that the injured Afghans were being treated in ISAF facilities.
“One of our soldiers is reported to have killed and injured a number of civilians in villages adjacent to his base,” ISAF’s deputy commander, Lt. Gen. Adrian Bradshaw, said in a statement that expressed “deep regrets and sorrow at this appalling incident.”
There has been confusion about the number of casualties since the shooting outside a military base in eastern Afghanistan.
A provincial council member, Ahsan Noorzai, said earlier that 18 people were killed, but did not say where his information came from.
The Taliban claimed that 50 people had been killed, but the Islamist militia regularly exaggerates casualty figures.
I want to deconstruct the last sentence first, the one I bolded. Am I the only one who finds it interesting that the media is aware of the fact that the Taliban exaggerates their casualties? I’m surprised, because Palestinian terror groups do this too, and we never hear a word about it from the MSM. Curious.
But I digress. What it sounds like, and remember, this is coming from the media, so we can’t be certain, but it sounds as if a soldier went nuts and committed atrocities. On Obama’s watch. On Panetta’s watch. Now, in a former lifetime, I would have given our leadership some slack. How can they be responsible for the mental health and good judgement of every single soldier?
That was then. Today I note that the standard has been established. Every time someone stubs their toe, it is
Bush’s, sorry, Obama’s fault. And Panetta’s. Think about the lack of discipline, the weakness of the command, and the general racism that this implies. What lousy leadership. I guess they’re in real trouble now. There will be front page headlines demanding impeachment, no doubt.