Sen. Bond is blasting the Obama administration for its lack of support behind the war effort in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Bond says last November, he sent his report from the Itelligence committee to Obama and his security team — “Roadmap to Success in South Asia” — outlining that effective messaging is key to America’s success in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He says the president supported a number of those strategies, but now appears to be doing an about face on the issue.
Bond says it’s important to get a clear message across, “such as having an Afghan face and dealing it with it at the local level” but that Obama, while initally embracing the ideal, “but in dealing with troops, they have flailed about with an uncoordinated communication plan. On the other hand, the enemy has adopted a sophisticated message. Regretfully, messages are very important. What you say makes a big impact. Ironically, Obama, one of our nation’s most gifted orators, has given the enemy a win-win in the public information battle.”
Bond says the president’s verbal wavering has left many in doubt over his committment in Afghanistan.
He has “left our allies wondering and our opponents — the Taliban, drug lords and Al Qaeda — absolutely thrilled that he had sent such a bad message.”
Listen to Bond’s complete address by clicking the audio link below.