More early on-set loss of bearings from Obama. Now he is justifying surrender in Iraq because we are tying up all of our Arabic linguists there when they are needed in Afghanistan. I am near speechless at this man's cluelessness.
This from the CIA Factbook:
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Afghan Persian or Dari (official) 50%, Pashto (official) 35%, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11%, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4%, much bilingualism
If Obama is voted in as President, he will be exponentially more damaging to the U.S. than Jimmy Carter, the man who himself helped give birth to Khomeinist Iran and played wet nurse to radical Islam then in its infancy.
From Ed Morrisey at Hot Air:
Obama’s rhetoric calls into question whether he has any real knowledge of the issues in either Iraq or Afghanistan in any depth beyond that of the latest MoveOn talking points.
Apparently, the Obama camp is attempting to defend the Senator by saying that there are foreign fighters in Afghanistan who speak Arabic. True enough. And there are no doubt a few Arabic linguists at the military jails specifically there to question them if they are brought in with heart still pumping. But has there ever been a single report that the U.S. is short Arabic linguists in Afghanistan?
(H/T Gateway Pundit)