Afghan President Says Trump’s Strategy (Trump Doctrine) Much More Effective Than Obama’s Failures…

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani delivered remarks today at the U.N. discussing the difference between U.S. President Donald Trump’s current strategy and the failed policy of former President Obama.

Two key differences underline the optimism of Ghani: #1) President Trump listened to what the region needed for stability; and #2) The Trump Doctrine of appropriately placing responsibility on Pakistan due to their enabling conduct with the extremist Taliban.

(Reuters) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s strategy to win the war in Afghanistan will work where his predecessor’s failed because the Afghan army is stronger and Trump wants a regional approach and a harder line with Pakistan.

Ghani also said that former President Barack Obama “did not have a partner in Afghanistan,” implicitly criticizing former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who frequently disdained U.S. policy and the U.S.-led international military force.

“President Trump is not just an individual (but) a team of partners in Afghanistan,” Ghani told the Asia Society in New York, where he is attending the U.N. General Assembly. “The Trump administration’s strategy has the uniqueness of immense consultations with us.”

At the same time, Ghani said, Obama’s decision to maintain some U.S. forces in Afghanistan “ensured our survival” despite advances by Taliban insurgents.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that more than 3,000 additional U.S. troops are being deployed to Afghanistan under the new strategy announced last month. The number of U.S. forces would rise to more than 14,000, compared to a high of more than 100,000 under Obama.

While providing few details, Trump pledged stepped-up operations against the Taliban and an open-ended commitment of U.S. military advisers, trainers and counter-terrorism units.

He also vowed to take a tougher line to end what U.S. officials say is Pakistan providing refuge and other support to the Taliban and other extremist groups. Pakistan denies the charge.

Asked how Trump’s strategy differs from Obama‘s, Ghani said Trump’s plan takes “a regional approach” to security and a harder line with Pakistan while providing a new opening for peace talks.

“The message to Pakistan to engage and become a responsible stakeholder in the region and in the fight against terrorism has never been clearer,” Ghani said. “What I am offering the Pakistan government, the Pakistan security apparatus, is the invitation to a comprehensive dialogue.”

“If Pakistan does not take this opportunity, I think they will pay a high price,” he said, without elaborating.  (read more)

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116 Responses to Afghan President Says Trump’s Strategy (Trump Doctrine) Much More Effective Than Obama’s Failures…

  1. Pam says:

    That’s a great way of sticking yet another fork in the Obama legacy. Thank you President Trump!

    Liked by 28 people

  2. TwoLaine says:


    Meanwhile, Obama is still looking for President TRUMP’s Magic Wand.

    Liked by 21 people

  3. Travis McGee says:

    Meanwhile COS Kelly is wringing his hands and rubbing a hole in his forehead over Trump getting good marks on his speech and his approval rating is rising..

    Liked by 1 person

    • Blacksmith8 says:

      You know that pic of General Kelly was from before our President Trump [still not tired of saying that] started don’t you?

      Liked by 20 people

    • magagirl says:

      If you notice in the picture, Kelly’s watch time is 10 mins before PT’s speech.

      Liked by 19 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Photos of Kelly were BEFORE speech, not during.

      Liked by 9 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Take your garbage elsewhere! The picture was ten minutes before our President spoke!

      Liked by 12 people

    • keebler AC ovfefe says:

      When will people learn not to take both the extreme lefty and right sides literally? They literally lie and bash Trump non-stop. This includes Breitbart.

      Liked by 7 people

      • jmclever says:

        Yes. The irony of Breitbart is that the readers are supporters (except for the trolls). Even when BB was staunchly pro-Cruz, the readers weren’t. So when we read those bashing stories, it usually galvanizes us more, not less as is their goal.

        Then at one point, they saw the cash cow that is Trump and started being pro-Trump. That is why the left went after them calling them white supremacists. They’ve gone back to being neverTrumpers, but they are more subtle about it. I started reading BB about the time of the San Bernadino massacre, but I don’t read it much anymore because it seems their agenda is to take down the Trump administration one person at a time. And while criticism and healthy debate are vital to thriving democracy, some of the authors are going beyond criticism to false, wild accusations.


        • lokiscout says:

          I’m still waiting that promised Bannon support of President Trump. You remember “President Trump on the inside and me [Bannon] on the outside with all my tools working in support.” I’m waiting but for sure not holding my breath!


    • MaineCoon says:

      Travis–Educate yourself before disparing our President’s COS. They BOTH deserve better treatment.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Jenny R. says:

      Oh but of course, because everyone can read COS Kelly’s mind.
      It couldn’t be something mundane like having a headache or just being tired.

      It should be remembered that even though one could be completely supportive of the President’s speech, one could also know that our military may very well be called upon to do some (more) heavy lifting thanks to some of the decades’ worth of folly that will need to be cleaned up…Kelly is one of the highest ranking officers (if not the highest) to have lost a child in our wars; I’m sure the significance isn’t lost on him….I think we can oblige the man some weariness.

      This would then not be a commentary of support/lack of support on the President’s words; it may merely be a recognition of what could lie ahead, what may need to be done.
      Or it could just be that the man’s eyes were tired.


  4. Tegan says:

    Failure…at every level. Don’t you wonder what the conversation is among the “inner circle” of advisors for Obama? It must be rather humiliating. As for Obama…he and Michelle are laughing all the way to the bank. Wonder if the Gates paid his usual $400,000 speaking fee today in NYC?

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Kent says:

    I am just back from a wander through the main freak media world…a descent in the maelstrom…

    It’s so nice knowing the treehouse and treepers are here with truth and sanity…

    Thank You all……

    Liked by 19 people

  6. fleporeblog says:

    I absolutely love ❤️ every time a world leader comes out and says that our Lion 🦁 is doing things the right way while the Kenyan was a miserable POS. This has to be killing the Kenyan. No one thought for a minute that our President would shine when it came to Foreign Policy. They actually believed he would fall flat on his face. One could very easily make the argument that in his first eight months, Foreign Policy is where he gets the best grade A++.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I know, right? I can’t help but smile BIGLY when a foreign leader says how PDJT is so much better than that awful BO. Ha ha! That must sting a little!

      Liked by 15 people

    • MaineCoon says:

      I can’t image what it will be like and look like in 8 years when President Tump leaves the Presidency and the world stage of nations’s leaders from all regions stand to acknowledge him as the greatest president. I envision this will happen.

      Liked by 12 people

      • fleporeblog says:

        MaineCoon I absolutely agree!

        Liked by 2 people

      • shallbe4 says:

        I too envision that Trump will be considered the greatest President by all. We are in for a huge mess if the Dems get their way and are able to bring in all the Illegals they like. They will soon see that those Illegals are not interested in being products of the Dems. Even the true Dems will be fed up with their Party, and Trump whether it be as a Republican or an Independent will bring in Democrats and Republicans alike. This was a change election to end all change elections and those of us who want to live The American Dream will only be able to live it with a President who brings all Americans together.


    • cyn3wulf says:

      Sadly, that’s largely because our Republican controlled congress is not involved…

      Liked by 2 people

    • Tegan says:

      Fleporeblog, I agree with you about POTUS Trump’s foreign affairs success. I confess that it has been the biggest (pleasant) surprise to me…and, I suspect many other supporters. We knew he would master the infrastructure, budget,regulations…all thing a successful builder would do. But, his long-term strategy and ability to get nations to get involved, take ownership, empower them to make their own decisions has been a beautiful thing to watch. I truly love watching him respectfully greet other heads of state, even if it’s a tiny nation, and make them feel worthy.

      Liked by 1 person

      • fleporeblog says:

        Tegan well said! I will admit I was nervous as well.


      • G. Combs says:

        Why would anyone be surprised at President Trump’s success in foreign affairs?

        I expected him to excel.

        He is a Platinum Class Deal Maker and he point blank said during his campaign that he would bring on board other Platinum Class Deal Makers. Trump said that our foreign affairs and trade deals were a complete mess BECAUSE the USA never used the top notch talent we have in this country and if he was elected he would harness that talent. (Normally positions in government are political plums given as a reward to bundlers and NOT to people with talent.)

        Am I over the top happy 😍 of course, but I am not surprised.


    • carrierh says:

      fle, I agree and when they go on PBS and says he has no experience, etc., etc., I like to remind them he knows more about foreign countries than they do because he had to know the politics, laws, and how they think when starting us a business there, and they have not done that and actually, to me, are dumber than dirt and spreading lies because basically they do not have his capability, intelligence nor experience. The more they denigrate him, they wind up actually shooting themselves in the foot. Trump has class, style, manners, intelligence, experience, and a strategic way of thinking and acting and that puts the naysayers on the outside of reality and knowing how lacking in anything except appearing to be smart and knowledgeable and probably need instructions on how to empty their bowels because they are so full of stupidity top down and stupidity is hard to eliminate.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. NJF says:


    Liked by 6 people

    • allhail2 says:

      And if the door doesn’t hit him where ……, send him my way; size13 steel toes don’t miss and will definitely leave a mark.

      Liked by 2 people

      • carrierh says:

        What I would like and I think many here would like is for Obama to be arrested, tried and permanently removed from the planet. He is a puppet of all those who would bring Trump and America down to own it. He must be stopped along with so many others denigrating and insulting Trump because they are inept and hateful.


  8. pcockroft says:

    Get rid of the terrorist organizations. They are messing up our lives.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. keebler AC ovfefe says:

    ‘Splains part of why Obama was and is so desperate to get Trump out of the WH using wiretaps. BigMamaTea has some good research here on the today’s Open Thread.

    Liked by 11 people

  10. rsanchez1990 says:

    “Asked how Trump’s strategy differs from Obama‘s, Ghani said Trump *actually has a plan*.”

    FTFY, President Ghani.

    Liked by 10 people

  11. keeler says:

    ““President Trump is not just an individual (but) a team of partners in Afghanistan,” Ghani told the Asia Society in New York, where he is attending the U.N. General Assembly. “The Trump administration’s strategy has the uniqueness of immense consultations with us.””

    Wait… the uncultured, out-of-control, megalomaniacal, bigoted, thin-skinned bully Donald Trump is able to construct a team both willing and capable of consulting with, listening to, and adapting strategy in cooperation with American partners? As opposed to the educated, measured, multi-cultural, crease-in-pants Barack Obama and the mandarins of the US State Department… who, well, read between the lines on that…

    Liked by 11 people

  12. ALEX says:

    Amazing at one point we had one hundred thousand troops in Afghanistan under Obama and during his failed excuse at leadership lost more troops then under W. I expect this to go much more like Mosul and letting the locals do most of dirty work. Mattis,McMaster and Kelly are not going to send our troops foolishly into another meat grinder…

    Sundance mentioned many months ago he was going to spend a good deal of time on the Trump Doctrine and it’s playing out..What a speech yesterday…Keep up the great work…

    Liked by 4 people

  13. allhail2 says:

    Thank God the adults are back in charge!

    MAGA Life

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Troublemaker10 says:

    Macron admits Obama’s Iran deal no good (basically agreeing with Trump).

    Liked by 5 people

    • Troublemaker10 says:

      AFP tweet Laura referring to:

      Liked by 6 people

    • keeler says:

      It’s becoming more and more apparent Little Macron is attempting to ride the Trump wave. Maybe it has something to do with Macron’s ego or image. Maybe it has something to do with France’s historical role in Syria. Maybe it has something to do with Mrs. Macron. Maybe he’s hedging his bets against Reichsfrau Merkel winding up with a weaker governing coalition. Maybe he and his banking buddies realize the US could crack up the ailing EU we really wanted to.

      Who really cares… every tool has its use and boy does President Trump know how to use them.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Coldeadhands says:



      • shallbe4 says:

        Go figure Macron tried to hide everytime Trump went to shake his hand. Now Trump and Macron are buddies. Theresa May the British PM held hands with Trump while walking around the outside of the White House, left Washington DC for London the next day and said she could never work with Trump. Bibi Netanyahu however, loves our President everyday in every way.

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Janice says:

    Love my President 100% !

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Grandma Covfefe says:

    ‘Winning’ is getting even better!
    I’m loving moments like this–all these warm fuzzies inside.

    MAGA is here and going full force on theTrump Train. Whoo hoo.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Prothonotary Warbler says:

    Hey, DooDah Daze! If you’re around, I owe you an apology for something. Last year, you were posting some Al Jolson videos here, and I was grumbling about it because of the visuals and all that.

    Recently, though, I happened to hear Jolson singing without any visual context or even knowing who it was until after the fact, and… wow, that guy was really a fantastic singer! Rich, soulful voice, just packed with whatever emotion he wanted to get across in that song.

    I’m sorry, DooDah Daze. I totally understand now why he was so ridiculously popular back in the day, and I understand why you were posting his happier songs in celebration of then-candidate Trump’s victories.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. rashamon says:

    Roger Kimball congratulates PDJT on his UN speech and makes some excellent points about the importance of strong nation states vs. all the global organizations designed by an over-educated class of elites that are very good at growing bureaucracies and terrible at solving problems. He, just as the late Sir James Goldsmith, stresses the importance of a sovereign being peopled by those who share a common language, customs, literature, law and religious heritage.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. Fake Nametag says:

    This was such a no-brainer. We will get immediate results by putting the pressure on Pakistan. PDJT will accomplish far more with 14,000 troops than Obama did with 100,000.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Blacksmith8 says:

      So true, and our President Trump [still not tired of saying that] knows how to delegate. ‘Hey secdef gimme a plan for fixing that ‘ that’s a good plan can you do it faster.’
      Very good.
      Our military removed the fourth largest army on the planet from invaded territory in less than 100 hours.
      Watch what happens now.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Kaco says:

    Okay, Hillary you know it all, telling Rachel Madcow, Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing and dangerous. SUCK IT!

    Oh, I hope she and Obama are fuming mad how much praise Pres Trump is getting.

    Not only most incompetent, they purposely tried to f things up.


  21. Kaco says:

    And Bannon is so upset that PT sent more troops to Afghanistan. Well, Bannon, their leader seems to think this will be the beginning of real peace and stability in contrast to Obama’s flailing, Should he have given a troop pull out date instead? Oh, and you do know PT was asked during the campaign he’d do about Afghanistan and he said he’d like to get out but he’d have to step it up before that is done.


  22. Trialdog says:

    But….but….Ben Rhodes. What about Ben Rhodes’ ideas?


  23. Kerry Gimbel says:

    I envision someday a very big aircraft carrier having Trumps name on it

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Robert W. says:

    I absolutely can’t wait to see the indictment of obama, clinton, kerry, holder, lynch, comey, brennan, clapper, jarette, rice, johnston, ryan, mcconnell, mccain, graham, schumer, pelosi for treason and corruption. Just sayin’…. We have to get these shit-ass progressive liberal judges off the benches. I just don’t understand how a judge can even rule anything that is factually against the Constitution and how they can not even be suspended or kicked off the bench for violations of such? Drives me insane. Ugh…. thanks for listening.


    • G. Combs says:

      Drives me bonkers too. Especially with 144 judicial vacancies, 45 nominations and not only has the Rebooblican party blocked confirmation, they would not allow recess appointments! — GRRRrrrr


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