Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Rep. Rob Wittman Comments on Obama's Afghanistan Decision

Cross-Posted on RappahannockRepublic.com
Our very own President Barack "teleprompter" Obama finally made his speech tonight... officially... I've never seen a president, or any leader of significance, get so much press out of making a press release a week prior to making a press release! The Main Stream Media (MSM) has been touting the significance of tonight's speech for days and pre-spewing all the talking points right on key for ole Barry, so that tonight's message would have been thoroughly debated and discussed among Americans before it was ever given!

Using this methodology, akin to the gossiping equivalent of leaking a secret, the administration can field test America's feedback without ever talking an official poll. Once a pulse is taken from Rush, Hannity, Beck and the rest, the speech can be tweaked accordingly to placate the naysayers and support the popular buzz words and talking points that are now days old and well rehearsed. If you supported his message all along then you would have heard nothing new and would likely nod along with the familiar words. But if you opposed his original message from the start, you've already burned up your audience's attention span to the subject and if the speech were adjusted to counteract your comments, why then you were wrong all along and they can say that you overreacted or have lost credibility!

...Pretty smart of Team Abercrombie & Fitch from a strategy standpoint, but one U.S. Congressman isn't buying the B.S. of B.H.O.!

This evening, Congressman Rob Wittman released the following statement regarding the President’s decision on the way ahead in Afghanistan:

“I’m pleased that the President has come to a decision on the future strategy of our forces in Afghanistan and I fully support the deployment of additional troops and resources to aid in the fight against extremists. However, I am concerned with the mention of any sort of hard and fast time table. This simply sends the wrong message to the civilian population and provides a time clock for al-Qaeda and the Taliban to wait for our departure. We need to remember that the reason we went to Afghanistan was to eliminate al-Qaeda and provide freedom to an oppressed nation, and we should not leave until that job is finished. I have full faith and confidence in our military leadership and our troops that they will successfully complete this mission and I call on the President, Congress, and our Allies to provide them the tools to get the job done.”
Congressman Rob Wittman represents the First District of Virginia. He was elected to his first full term in November 2008 and serves on the Natural Resources Committee and the Armed Services Committee where he is the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.

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