Thursday, September 24, 2009

North Says Losing Afghanistan Will Increase Risk Of Attack

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Fresh back from a trip to Afghanistan, former Marine and current military commentator Oliver North said President Obama should deliver the troops requested by generals to win the war there.

He also offered a stark warning to Washington.

"They had better pay up when it comes to the resources necessary to win this war, because if we don't win this war, you and I and my kids and grandkids are going to be vulnerable to another attack like we saw on 9-11," said North.

North was in Springfield to speak and raise money for The Vitae Foundation, an anti-abortion group.

Sen. Kid Bond is more directly ramping up pressure on the president. "Negative and indecisive comments by the President, broadcast worldwide have now given the enemy a big win in the public information battle," Bond said.

*WATCH Q & A CLIPS ABOVE*

WATCH THE KY3 NEWS @ 10 REPORT HERE

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ABOVE: WATCH NORTH ADDRESS THE CURRENT STATE OF THE G.O.P.

Overestimates crowd size at 9-12 tea party in D.C. but says the movement "ought to be a message." (BTW: DC Authorities estimated between 60-75,000 unofficially -- A spokesperson later said they don't make official estimates.)
Also notes: Troops are rarely impacted by U.S. media and commentary on war policy.
"Troops are not at all focused on the politics," North said. "Very few of them . . . get to ever see television . . . Most of them don't see it."
Those comments seem to undercut the notion -- sometimes floated -- that critical media coverage of the war can hurt troop morale abroad.

2 comments:

Paul Seale said...

WRONG, WRONG, WRONG on the DC estimates.

The DC Fire Department did NOT in fact give that crowd estimate as you posted here. They do NOT give out crowd estimates.

http://newsroom.dc.gov/show.aspx/agency/fems/section/2/release/18165

In fact, they gave an early estimate of a crowd gathering in Lafayette Park.

I am asking for a formal correction.

Thank you.

David Catanese said...

You got it Mr. Seale.

I'm on it!