Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward (MAF), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, says the revelations in the new book by former Obama Secretary of Defense Robert Gates confirms that Obama’s politicized decisions on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in a disastrous foreign policy for the United States.
MAF also signaled approval of comments from Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham to assign partial blame to Obama’s Administration in the disturbing resurgence of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Obama withdrew troops to meet a domestic political objective rather than America’s foreign policy interests.
“When militant Islamists with ties to Al Qaeda overran Fallujah in recent days, killing Iraqi police and civilians alike, it was a confirmation of what we’ve said all along – Obama’s withdrawal of troops was premature” said Danny Gonzalez, MAF communications director.
“This never would have happened if we had negotiated a State of Forces Agreement and insisted on a small residual force of American trainers and at least one highly trained rapid response team of warriors.”
Move America Forward sharply criticized President Obama in 2010 for taking credit for our troop’s successes in Iraq and the increased security that had brought violence levels down to their lowest point ever.
“Rather than negotiate an agreement that would have allowed a small force of American troops to remain in Iraq and ensure continued peace without Al Qaeda, President Obama’s administration chose instead to walk away from our commitments and pull all troops out.
“Due to his shortsightedness and his need to please the anti-military wing of his liberal party, President Obama has now taken Iraq back to 2005, before the surge, when the terrorist’s violence threatened to tear that country apart.”
“In light of Secretary Gate’s revelations that Obama doesn’t truly support the mission or believe in his own Afghanistan strategy, we fear the same pattern will emerge in Afghanistan if President Obama doesn’t learn from history – the success in how America ensured peace after WWII and Korea.”
“Now in Afghanistan, we are faced with the same difficult decision of how to decrease our involvement militarily without allowing another terrorist stronghold to develop that can threaten our security. It is time for sound foreign policy decisions, not more politics from Obama,” concluded Gonzalez.
Move America Forward, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, based in Sacramento, supports our troops and their missions in the war on terror. Move America Forward is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans and military families across the nation. To date, they have shipped over 200 tons of care packages to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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