Tuesday, October 20, 2009

When Defeat is the ANSWER

From my essay yesterday at FrontPage Magazine, "When Defeat is the Answer":

President Obama is still dithering over the war in Afghanistan, but his hard-Left base has increasingly decided to break with the administration to cheer for American defeat overseas.

The latest sign of the Left’s defection over the war comes from the Los Angeles chapter of the anti-war group
International A.N.S.W.E.R. On Sunday, ANSWER sponsored an antiwar “teach-in” on Afghanistan at Los Angeles City College. The event was the group’s latest “local action” in its self-described “struggle” against alleged U.S. imperialism in “Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, the Philippines, Latin America and beyond.” All this is standard fare for the radical group, with one notable exception: It now considers the Obama administration the enemy.

To that end, ANSWER is accelerating its calls for grassroots resistance to the administration. In particular, ANSWER organizers claim they are seeking to block U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s recent request for an additional 40,000 troops. But ANSWER’s ultimate goal is to support the insurgency seeking to topple the Hamid Karzai government in Kabul. According to
Richard Becker, ANSWER’s West Coast Regional Director, and a keynote speaker at this weekend’s teach-in, a defeat for the current American mission in Afghanistan would strike a blow to the American “empire” in South Asia.
Read the whole thing at the link.

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7 comments:

MAS1916 said...

The great and powerful Obama is in a real political vise over Afghanistan.

If He abandons the troops as he really wants to do, His re-election is finished - regardless of what He accomplishes on heath care. If he fights to win in Afghanistan, He angers His leftist supporters. If this Prez had half a brain, he would throw his lefty loons out and fight the war. After all who would the lefties vote for? Sarah Palin?

Obama's inability to see His political future is a sign of His immaturity.

mamapajamas said...

Don... congratulations on the appearance on the Frontpage website. :)

Mas, happily, Obama's current fix is of his own making. He is actually going to have to DO something at some point aside from "voting Present".

Tom the Redhunter said...

Yes, congratulations, Donald! FrontpageMag is one of my stops and I've got several books by David Horowitz. He's 'big time'

Re ANSWER; yes, I've run into them many times in Washington DC. When Iraq was big in the news they'd hold their protests and we would go uptown and counterprotest them. One time we even had more people there than they did; odd for a counterprotest!

Law and Order Teacher said...

Dr.D,
Congratulations. I read your article during my daily lunchtime reading. As usual well done and enlightening. Here's to many more.

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks friends!

Dave said...

Screw International A.S.S.H.O.L.E.

Anal Socialist Shitheads wHo Loath Everything freedom-related.

-Dave

Dave said...

LOL-Okay, I botched it.

So shoot me. :-)

-Dave