Obama: U.S. Has Fallen ‘Short of the Ideal’ in Afghanistan

In remarks with Afghan president Hamid Karzai at the White House this afternoon, President Barack Obama said the U.S. has fallen “short of the ideal” in Afghanistan

From the article in The Weekly Standard:

“So, you know, I think that, have we achieved everything that some might have imagined us achieving in the best of scenarios? Probably not. You know, there’s a human enterprise, and you know, you fall short of the ideal,” said Obama.

The president went on to say that America has achieved some measure of success in Afghanistan, however. “Did we achieve our central goal? And have we been able, I think, to shape a strong relationship with a responsible Afghan government that is willing to cooperate with us to make sure that it is not a launching pad for future attacks against the United States? We have achieved that goal. We are in the process of achieving that goal. And for that, I think we have to thank our extraordinary military, intelligence and diplomatic teams, as well as the cooperation of the Afghan government and the Afghan people.”

You got nothing there slick. What you got is a 7th Century pest hole of a country where people don’t even use a toilet or a cat hole to defecate in. Afghan soldiers will defecate in a building and wipe themselves on the wall. What a country huh?

Afghanistan is a country where everyone is a Talib and your stupid ROE’s get people killed on a regular basis. The Afghan people are not on our side. Neither is Karzai. He’s a corruptocrat who is biding his time until we leave. Then the Taliban bloodbath will begin, supported by our other lying “allies” the Pakis.

Yeah you fell short all right. Just like you do with everything else.

What level of success have you achieved there Carnac? The 7th Century death cult is still in charge. Grown men are still marrying, molesting, beating and killing little girls.

Johnny Taliban still can’t read or write; while his women sit at home in abject poverty and abuse.

What have you accomplished dear leader? I mean other than doubling our KIA’s since you took office?

How about nothing.

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    • 911Infidel

      BS to what? What Obama said? Or what my friends who served in Afghanistan said?

      • Orangeone

        Please thank your friends who served in Afghanistan for me, I appreciate every single moment of their service.

        • 911Infidel

          I’ll pass on the message.

  • Joe

    Zero really believes this


    He will NEVER blame himself

    Always blames “the other guy” – in this case – It is America

    He really is a sociopath

    • las1

      it’s worse… a psychopathic narcissist.

      Sam Vaknin’s youTube interviews are excellent on this.

  • ODA315

    F*ck him

  • bjohnson55

    We have sacrificed our treasure and most important our blood for this opium smuggler Hamid Karzai, how dare Obama say it is America who has fallen short in Afghanistan. Incredible the lengths this apologist will go to embarrass this country.

    • wtd

      The great deceiver also said : “Not for America to determine ‘terms of peace’ in Afghanistan”

      There isn’t a word in any vocabulary that can describe the degree of disgust I feel towards that fraudulent poser and the fools that elected him.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Same same.

    • 3seven77

      All those Americans who died in Afghanistan or as a result of wounds received in Afghanistan have died for NOTHING. And now their “C-in-C” is disgracing their memory by saying we have “fallen short”.

      No Jackass, YOU are the one who has fallen short.

    • the thing that sickens me is that we train these foreigners and they kill our freedom fighting patriots….maybe we are better off getting out. I am confused on this issue. I just don’t want to see Al Quaeda and more terroism growth especially in any middle eastern country and especially more terrorist cells in the US.

      • bjohnson55

        These Terrorists organizations will grow no matter what the US does, it is the goal of Islam to grow and force their beliefs on the entire World. We need to tighten our border security, stop sending foreign aid and advanced weaponry to these un-civilized Muslim counties. We are just selling them the rope to hang us all with.

  • marketcomp

    We’ve only fallen short in re-electing a tyranical President.

  • Philo Beddoe

    I know some of the Seals that were protecting Karzai when in NY.

    To say that the guy is a ungrateful jerk taker is a understatement

  • Oh my God. I come on just for a break and have to see this?! this makes me so sick. I can’t comment on this or I’d get struck by lightning, if I don’t get zapped for my thoughts alone.
    Traitorous ba$tard.

  • aposematic

    More lies from the Usurper in Chief; four more years of this poser…

  • Marridge

    I am beyond fed up with obama and his islamic Taliban brothers and their moongod cult. Who in the hell does he think he’s fooling? Oh that’s right, the left.


    …DEAR LEADER PART II , go back to HAWAII and stay there you sir are such a JOKE it makes me want to VOMIT .”

  • stage9

    THE US???

    Who are you lumping in with your failure as “the US”??

    Don’t lump ME in with your failure you despot!

  • Ok Obama, then leave now. Our fine troops deserve to come back home. Either fight to win or leave. Afghanistan isn’t worth it. It’s always been a 7th Century cesspit and it will continue to be.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Spot on.

      My buddies who served there (more than once) said we should stay… but this time, I respectfully disagree. My friends who have served there HATE to leave a job unfinished… and they deserve every ounce of my respect. But when those animals start killing our people and only go through the motions until we leave… it’s not worth it. I don’t want any of my friends coming home like they served in Benghazi for crying out loud.

      Obama is very generous with American lives… my friends have paid their dues and then some… I don’t want them to pay more dearly.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Afghanistan has been known as ‘the graveyard of empires’ for centuries and there’s a reason for that. 😉

  • clockwindingdown

    If I recall correctly O was calling Afghanistan the right war, or something in this regard. He is the “one” that pushed for that war, so what he is saying is he, “The One”, O, failed?

    “We have achieved that goal, we are in the process of achieving that goal”. Which one is it? You can’t have done it and still be doing it! Either you did or didn’t, sounds like you didn’t, again, way to go double speak! How many times in one lifetime can one speak, contradict themselves, an end up saying nothing?

  • I don’t even know why we are bothering to keep anybody there now. Congress should just stop funding the war. If this is what Obama thinks “success” looks like, then just bring those men and women home. I sure as heck would not want to be the last soldier to die for nothing, let alone a dirt hole like Afghanistan.

  • conservative58

    America fell short alright — when they re-elected Obama last Nov 6.

    • Sober_Thinking


  • Sober_Thinking

    Lol… all this man has is gibberish, excuses, and lies. Seriously… NOTHING productive or meaningful comes out of Sherlock’s mouth… his “brilliance” is stiffled by his own words.

    I’m fascinated that he’s revered so much. He’s like Paris Hilton for crying out loud… some spoiled, petulent child who thinks “he’s hot”. He’s so full of crap that he has gotten used to the smell. No talent, no real skills…

    I expect the liberal media to back a left wing loon… but this guy is a real piece of work. When Biden at times makes more sense… man. They backed a buffoon. They support and prop up a poser who doesn’t have a stinking clue and they translate his mumbling into words that are even less intelligible than a child’s… one who is on too many meds.

    He’s made out to be divine and all-knowing. A hero. But at times – especially like this… he just looks embarassingly stupid. I could literally read the “ums” and the “uhs” between his haltingly slow dialogue.

    And Americans actually voted for this incompetent monster. Unbelievable.

  • Ray

    We WERE IDEAL then YOU came along Kenyan.

    • Conniption Fitz

      Alleged son of a Marxist Muslim Kenyan national, adoptive son of an Islamist Indonesian national, who attended college as an Indonesian national, sponsored by Saudis and Pakistanis.

      Obama is an unqualified, unconstitutional and illegal president.

  • tinlizzieowner

    “President Barack Obama said the U.S. has fallen “short of the ideal” in Afghanistan”.

    Just the way he planed it.

    • colliemum


      No more needs to be said.

  • BayouCoyote

    “your stupid ROE’s get people killed”

    Um, that was the point. I really “hope” you “change” the way you look at that from now on when you consider what walks like a duck wants to accomplish.

    Seriously, WAKE UP!

  • sjmom

    911 Infidel- I couldn’t have said it any better than you just did.

  • Constance

    Obama is such an ass. Everything he does is planned for America to fail. His greatest achievement will be the destruction of the country stupid enough to put him into power. I still say it on a regular basis: Shave off his hair and there will be three small 6’s under there. He reeks of evil to me. I can’t look at him or listen to his voice. I feel threatened by him – as though I have to be on guard every day for my basic constitutional rights. I imagine him planning terrible things behind closed doors to destroy good people, because he can. He’s a terrible, terrible man. A black soul.

  • MeanGreenBeret

    That was 1:47 of absolute Bull.

    ( just pierced my finger,damn)

    Why doesn’t the written transcription ever have all the ugh’s,ah’s and er’s?
    I counted eight.

  • Orangeone

    If there was ever a doubt as to where our military will stand when we retake our country from a tyrannical gov’t, this seals it. This speech should be played 24/7 on public TV and every public radio station.

  • sparkyva

    The military’s purpose is to kill people and break things – blow them up. We have totally botched our recent wars by forgetting that. We cannot and we do not have the right to impose a government on Afghanistan or Iraq. We had a beef with the terrorists and the Taliban in Afghanistan. We got cute and let the Afghans try to take Ben Laden. Had we sent in the Rangers/Marines/Seals to take that cave ourselves, and to kill/capture the Taliban leadership ourselves, we would have been quickly back out of the country with at the most 100 casualties. Instead here we are 10 years and thousands of dead later and with the shame of an undecided war and hundreds of billions of dollars spent, and maybe 10,000 wounded vets.

    Same goes for Iraq, if we were even justified going into Iraq at all. Maybe we should have left them alone, I don’t think anyone knows enough to know for sure. But we could have made it easier if Bush and Powell hadn’t called off the first war so quickly and allowed us to finish destroying the Iraq army with another 24 hours of fighting. We were that close to doing it. We have the best military in the world, and the worst Generals/Political leaders when it comes to war. It is a shame that good men have to die because of the idiots running the show.

    • TimeForAnarchy

      You’re so right. George Patton once said “May God have mercy on my enemies, because I won’t.”

      They know we have liberal “rules of engagement.” We should have annihilated the cretins in a month.

  • colliemum

    Don’t be so harsh, 911infidel – the POS did achieve some things:
    * he got the armed forces ‘educated’ in being respectful to muslims …
    * he got to play with his drones, killing people …
    * he got to cut the top brass down to size, firing all who might stand up to him …
    * he got to cut government spending for the Armed Forces substantially, now he’s getting them back home …

    Oh – and he got a huge number of outstanding young soldiers killed, not just Americans but our lads and lasses as well, thanks to his ROE. And that’s not even mentioning the SEALs …

    Yeah, in the POS’s book, this was quite a success – but of course we can’t talk about this, not when he’s into his ‘apologise to muslims wherever they are, whoever they are’ mode.

  • colliemum

    Aaaand – another thing!

    One wonders how WWII would have finished if that POS had been in the WH from 1941 onwards.
    He’d probably have apologies to the Japanese for not understanding their culture, and he’d have had talks with Hitler about compensating germany for all that bomb damage.

    Remember – for that POS, dead Americans (and dead Brits!) are only ‘bumps in the road’!

  • Godisright

    Obama: (3rd. grade words) ah…ah…ah.. (3rd. grade words)
    Karzai: (4th. grade words) ah…ah…ah…..

    Teleprompter-less in Washington is embarrassing. Especially when a foreign dignitary can one-up our dignitary in the English department.
    I guess this proves where Obama came from.

    • Conniption Fitz

      Obama is speaking at the intelligence level of his supporters.

      So is Karzai.

  • Conniption Fitz

    UNDER OBAMA, the US has fallen period – legally, politically, militarily, economically, morally, socially, and spiritually.

  • NCHokie02

    I would like for just once that Karzai apologize for green on blue acts. Another one this past week killed six british soldiers.

    • Conniption Fitz

      Karzai will never admit error or need for Islam’s reform, but he won’t stop cashing US checks.

  • Conniption Fitz

    DOING THE RIGHT THING: France and Niger are helping the Mali army fight Islamists.

    RESPONSE: Islamists are already threatening violence and vengeance in France.

    CONCLUSION based on hard evidence – the actions, words and core texts of Islam: Islam is an aggressor, a big bully, a violent, racist group – that must be reformed or outlawed from the face of the earth.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    You, obama, have fallen seriously short in the White House!!!!!!

  • davienne

    that dim bulb thinks we made headway with those 7th century buffoons and slams America once again… he hates America, Americans and the core values that this country was founded on…. Washington would be shooting by now.. and the blamer in chief would be tried and executed for treason ….

  • jim Asherman

    “KABUL, Afghanistan — Giving a first major public sign that they may be ready for formal talks with the American-led coalition in Afghanistan, the Taliban announced Tuesday that they had struck a deal to open a political office in Qatar that could allow for direct negotiations over the endgame in the Afghan war.”

    Probably angling for a reality show on AL JAzeera.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Thanks to Obama, the US comes out first in one category (hint: it’s not education, economic prosperity, life expectancy or morality)

    DRUDGE_REPORT REPORT: Americans Die Younger, Contract More STDs Than Any Other High-Income Country

  • you all realize that were at war due to the prior presidency right?