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“Obama can’t stand up to Pentagon”

The political situation in the US is such that the president isn’t strong enough to stand against the Pentagon, said political commentator and author Pat Buchanan who spoke to RT on the situation in Afghanistan.

“The generals are jamming the president, saying ‘We need the troops, we need them now, if we don’t get them it’s mission failure, and in this case it will be your responsibility’,” Buchanan noted. He believes they’re trying to force an early decision on Obama.

“And I think in some degree they are succeeding: they got the president to say ‘I’m not drawing down troops, I’m going to provide more’,” he continued.

The former presidential candidate thinks a victory in Afghanistan will cost the US blood and treasure for years to come.

Patrick Joseph “Pat” Buchanan is an American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster.