The antiwar left blasted former President George W. Bush for "lying" about the war in Iraq — "Bush lied, people died" — but now some feel betrayed that President Obama is keeping his word about Afghanistan.
Mr. Obama on Wednesday announced the deployment of 17,000 troops to Afghanistan in keeping with his position as a candidate that the United States needs to redouble its efforts there.
Many antiwar activists, including some who supported Mr. Obama, were angered by the move, with some saying they had hoped his war stance was "just campaign talk."
"I'm very upset; he promised change, and this is not change. It's just going to create more deaths on both sides and create more terrorists," said Jodie Evans, co-founder of Code Pink. The group, known for protests and targeting Bush administration officials, posted a statement Thursday condemning Mr. Obama's decision and urging him to replace the combat troops with "humanitarian troops."
"Afghanistan needs troops of doctors, farmers, teachers, not more troops," the statement says.
So Jodie Evans, who was a "bundler" for his campaign and undoubtedly, gave a pile of her ex-husband's millions to his campaign as well is now shocked and appalled that he lied to her about what he was going to do in Afghanistan.
Actually Jodie, Afghanistan doesn't need more doctors, farmers and teachers. The whole country is full of them. You can't throw a rock up in the air and not hit one.
What it does need is more security, and the only one who can do that is Mother Green and her Killing Machine....
17,000 more troops = more dead terrorists.