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So, Liberals Thought Obama Would End the Mideast Wars

Written by Gary North on May 2, 2012

Silly liberals.

The death of Osama bin Laden was announced a year ago. The evidence of his death was as detailed as Obama’s birth certificate. Anyway, he’s gone. He is no longer wanted, dead or alive. He is no longer wanted by the FBI for his involvement in the attack on two U.S. embassies in Africa. (The FBI never implicated him in 9-11).

Yesterday, Obama paid a surprise — to voters — visit to Afghanistan to sign an agreement that promises something or other.

By design, the agreement is sweeping in scope but light on details. It took months of negotiations for the two sides to agree on a draft version of the pact just over a week ago. Thorny issues, including the size of America’s post-2014 force, the bases it will occupy and the degree to which its actions will be overseen by Afghan authorities, are still being worked out.

There is nothing like a good agreement with Afghanistan. Do you recall the 1999 agreement that was signed by the USA, Iran, Russia, China, and a lot of other regional players? What’s that? You don’t? Well, let me refresh your memory. There were 13 guiding principles. Here are the first three.

1. We are convinced that there is no military solution to the Afghan conflict, which must be settled through peaceful political negotiation in order to establish a broad-based, multi-ethnic and fully representative Government.

2. Accordingly, we urge the Afghan parties to resume political negotiations aimed at achieving these goals.

3. In order to help bring about a cessation of hostilities, which we consider essential, we have further agreed not to provide military support to any Afghan party and to prevent the use of our territories for such purposes. We call upon the international community to take identical measures to prevent delivery of weapons to Afghanistan.

This indicates how reliable such agreements are.

The foreign policy critic Pepe Escobar over a decade ago named the region: Pipelineistan. He had it right.

The phrase, “We’re here for the duration,” sounded authoritative, even dedicated. But the question remains: Duration of what?

What constitutes a victory? When will we bring the troops home?

When the Great Default comes. When they run out of money — solvent money — in Washington, they will bring the troops home. Not before.

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13 thoughts on “So, Liberals Thought Obama Would End the Mideast Wars

  1. bob jones says:

    Do not put it past these habitual liars to play the I killed bin Laden card again, after all it isn't that hard to kill a man who has been dead since late 2001, however it is extremely harmful to any witnesses of the phony ops.

  2. WillytheGeek says:

    Looks like the POTUS Jim Jones( aka OBAMA) gave them the koolaid and they didn't even notice. Stupid dems!

  3. RevWMcCall says:

    When they publish an article about the price of ice-cream, there'll be people like you who'll trot out an argument in favor of religious hatred in response.

    This piece is about how the military is bankrupting the US on the backs of hits citizens. You should read it. It's interesting.

    You should also stop advocating killing all the members of a religion. You may not have a religion yourself, but if you did, you probably wouldn't appreciate somene's saying "kill them all."

  4. ZOOMER165 says:


  5. Dennny says:

    End Mideast wars? He will be the cause of even a bigger Mideast war than you cn imagine. Against Israel. Wait and see how all this will work out.

  6. 2WarAbnVet says:

    In my Book of the Month brochure this month there was a blurb for Obama's book "The Audacity of Hope". I’ll quote the whole thing:
    "The President's bestselling book on how we can move beyond partisan politics and effectively solve problems like economic insecurity, racial and religious tensions and terrorism. A powerful read."
    Do you think Obama even read this book? I have to doubt it since everything he has done is the exact opposite of what the book purports to advance.

  7. We know who to thank for getting UBL….years of intelligence work in the Bush administration and the Navy SEALS. The current administration happened to be in power….that's all!!! Bragging about it in his continuing campaign changes nothing except it becomes an obvious distraction from a lack of accomplishments to brag about!!!

  8. catchesthewnd says:

    But was it Bin Laden that was killed? Unlike with the Iraqui dictator who was captured alive as was Gadaffi. Bin Laden supposedly was killed:
    1. In a night op.
    2. No photos of the body.
    3. The compound was demolished in short order.
    4. The raiding party was conveniently killed in a helicopter accident.
    5. The mysterious burial at sea at an undisclosed location.

    Connect the dots people and see where the truth leads you.

  9. Bin Laden was a very sick man on kidney dialysis in 2001. He was visited in hospital after 911 by US officials. He died in Dec. 2001. His funeral notice was carried in the largest daily newspaper in Cairo. Yet many Americans actually think Obama personally, like John Wayne, "took him down" last year. When post-911 videos of Bin laden were being routinely exposed as fakes, the federal government switched to "audio" threats supposedly coming from Bin Laden. Bin laden is a long-dead nemesis the US has been waving around to get Americans to go along with every assault on freedom in this country since 2001.

  10. Restless0217 says:

    Do you have a copy of the notice of Bin Laden's funeral in the largest daily newspaper in Cairo? It would be helpful if you could post a copy online or a link to the newspaper. What is the name of the largest daily newspaper in Cairo? Sure, I could google it but those who post information as fact should be able to document it for the reader.

  11. Gramma L says:

    Down the rabbit hole.

  12. Deepizzaguy says:

    And our genius President do not even want to show any proof O B L has joined John Lennon in singing "Imagine." in Heaven.

  13. Charles R. says:

    I think Bin Laden is not dead!