Stop Afghan 'Dithering' as Troops Face Danger: Cheney

'Do what it takes to win,' former VP urges Obama
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 21, 2009 9:52 PM CDT
Stop Afghan 'Dithering' as Troops Face Danger: Cheney
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne arrive for tonight's dinner.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney tonight accused the White House of dithering over the strategy for the war in Afghanistan and urged President Barack Obama to "do what it takes to win." Cheney, accepting an award from a conservative national security group, added, "Make no mistake. Signals of indecision out of Washington hurt our allies and embolden our adversaries."

Cheney said the Obama administration seems to be pulling back and blaming others for its own failure to implement the strategy it had embraced earlier in the year. "The White House must stop dithering while America's armed forces are in danger," he said. "It's time for President Obama to do what it takes to win a war he has repeatedly and rightly called a war of necessity." ___ On the Net: Center for Security Policy: (Read more Dick Cheney stories.)

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