The President and Secretary of State Clinton mishandled the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan as described in the memoirs of former Defense Secretary Gates.  VP Biden was also a thorn in the side of the military.  I am posting two articles that cover some of the goings on that shows me that the war was mishandled and the results were essential a "turn tail and run" no matter what the military says.  I used the NYT as one of the sources - even this lapdog of Obama can't sugar coat his poor leadership and the amount of politics that Obama and Hillary inserted into a National Defense issue.