Obama has recently stated that his biggest fault to date is trying to get consensus and listening to other folks. Apparently those days are over and the Afghan withdrawal plan is one of his first times trying out the Barry O gut instinct method. LTG Allen testified to the Senate that his decision was not among any of the plans put forth by the military.
In response to questioning from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Allen testified that Obama’s decision on the pace and size of Afghanistan withdrawals was “a more aggressive option than that which was presented.”
Graham pressed him. “My question is: Was that a option?”
Allen: “It was not.”
Allen's claim, which came under oath, contradicts the line the White House had been providing reporters over the past week—that Obama simply chose one option among several presented by General David Petraeus.
Well there you have it. Why would His Serene Majesty the Emperor Barack Hussein Obama II, Lord of the Flies, Keeper of the Hoops, Master of the Greens, and Protector of the Holy Cities of Honolulu and Chicago need the advice of knuckledraggers like Petraeus? I mean c'mon, all of the so-called smarty-pantses who were cluttering up his cunning plans just needed to get out of the way. The problem all along was that the lightworker was trying to let mere mortals interfere with the wisdom he needed to dispense from on high.
The other thing this completely reinforces is the detachment Obama has from the actual strategic concerns and the fact that his decisions are politically based. That is his right and prerogative, but it also is something that the slopeheads in flyover country can use to evaluate his performance. He is not a leader. He is not concerned with national security. He is a bona fide, political tool. The only job he cares about is getting himself elected, or in this case reelected. How else can he enjoy the trappings of an office he barely attempts to fill.
Anyone Else 2012. (Bachman is kickin' ass though isn't she?)