December 14th, 2009
09:10 AM ET
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Obama = WORST president EVER

    Good for Obama – reject it all you want. Still sticks to you.

    December 14, 2009 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    That is ok. The problem he has now, is to make the surge effective. he can't do that, by playing Mr. Nice Guy.

    December 14, 2009 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  3. This is now Obama's war......

    Obama gets credit now on a daily basis for the body bag count......Obama is the one now spreading death and destruction throughout this the change you voted for???

    December 14, 2009 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  4. mjm

    So you couldn't tell the Afghans behind closed doors that there was a deadline? You had to announce it to the world?

    Good thinking.

    December 14, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  5. Dave

    You can not "reject" criticism barry.
    It either happens or it doesn't and in your case it happens alot and it is WELL justified.

    December 14, 2009 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  6. ron

    What about rejecting criticism of his decision to send them? Pure politics, this man.

    December 14, 2009 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  7. easy solution

    bomb them, don't discuss it, carpet bomb them, all the caves any where they could hide

    instead of all this money spent on fighting, evacuate the women and children and bomb them

    December 14, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  8. Ben in Texas

    The criticism he should be hearing is about putting anymore military folks in harm's way in Afghanistan. Is it not obvious that there is zero chance that we will ever achieve any better outcome, no matter how long we stay? We can't even define what outcome we will consider acceptable, and our expectations have been lowered as the death toll rises. The longer we stay, the more will die, the more money will be spent, the more terrorists we will create, and the more ill will we will engender.

    America should get out of Afghanistan and Iraq as fast as possible. We are only staying so that political egos here can remain inflated, at the cost of American and middle eastern lives. These wars are another example, along with the health care crisis, of the inability of our politicians to change course when a change is called for.

    December 14, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  9. All the news that's fit to omit

    Newsflash sheep and Obambi, it is coming from your own party mostly.

    Imagine if this were asked of Bush and HE LAUGHED, this gutless fraud laughed, ya, it would have been a story if Bush laughed I GUARANTEE IT.

    Kroft schooled him and the coward was not expecting it from the usual fawning media, he was expecting an OPRAH type interview and when Kroft asked tough questions the coward couldn'nt handle it.

    Uhh, uhh, uhh, ha, ha, ha, ha Afganistan is ha, ha, ha funny Mr Coward?

    December 14, 2009 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  10. Enough

    Obama rejects ANY criticism..............but he sure can apologize for us lousy Americans. Everyone should have figured out by now, this man is in way over his head and is clueless as to what he is doing. He dithered on making the Afghanistan decision, but yet he is rushing a BAD health care bill. Can't wait for 2012 to get this disaster out of office, if the country can survive another 3 years under this naive, weak and out of touch man.

    December 14, 2009 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  11. Bpin

    Why not bring them home now? Why delay? Start the movement today and finish by Friday. Let the Afgans finish their own religious war that has been going on for centuries and will never end.

    December 14, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  12. Scott, Tucson

    I never thought possible that we could find another president who would make Jimmy Carter look good right about now. Leave it to the democrats to pick them.

    December 14, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  13. Mark

    Obama doesn't have to worry. The angry left wing liberals will lower their heads and go home.

    December 14, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  14. lucy

    liebermans are totally selfish money grabbers

    December 14, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  15. unemployed by Obama

    Thats because Obanana wants to be the great balck savior when he realloy is the one who is destroying America.

    December 14, 2009 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  16. Kevin in Ohio

    Idiot. Lets suppose I am a Taliban terrorist. All I have to do now is wait it out.... hunker down till July 2011....then overun Afghanistan and Pakistan. Obama's America will not be there to help.

    December 14, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  17. Bob

    As long as there is large scale drug trafficking there will be no real victory. Just as in the US the "War on Drugs" is a failure too. Drugs will eventually be our demise. the song "Jackie Blue" sums that up.

    December 14, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  18. Sniffit

    He doesn't get and never will. This was supposed to be the 'right' war according to him. Truth is, he doesn't have the guts for any war and could care less about Afghanistan. He may as well just close it down today and bring them all home instead of acting like an idiot.

    December 14, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  19. yuri

    We wish BHO was clear in his withdrawal date from Afghanisthan, when he addressed the West Point crowd. He has left most of the explaining to be done by his delegates.

    December 14, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  20. T'SAH from Virginia

    We're supposed to go after Al Qaeda. The deadline is necessary because NO ONE wants our boys/men over their fighting a GHOST!!!

    President Obama will END both wars – 'NUF SAID'!

    BushWACK and his sidekick ChenGANG had NO idea how to END the war. But they made up plenty of reasons (LIES) as to why we should STAY THERE!!!

    YES – it's Obama's war now and he will do what is RIGHT!!!
    CASE and POINT!

    December 14, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |