The One is facing a tough decision. Whether to cut, or to run? It’s a hard, hard choice, and it’s gonna take him some time to work it out.
President Bush bet everything on victory in Iraq. He used all available political capital on staying the course when fainter hearts wanted to cut and run.
Like LBJ, Obozo has a hugely ambitious domestic agenda-- this is where he wants to spend his political capital. And he will, like LBJ, give the unpopular war short shrift.
What disappoints me even more is the "buy-in" by even guys like Ralph Peters to the trial balloon about having our guys stay on big bases and conduct selective strikes on terror targets and then hope that the Afghan Army pulls it together with our advisors. Doesn't this sound like the much criticized Rumsfeld-Casey approach in Iraq? And guys like Peters want to give up on nation-building. And that means by default our friendly Afghans will lose. How secure will our bases be if the surrounding countryside is owned by the enemy?
...meanwhile our fighting men and women overseas do not have the luxury of..."taking time to work it out"...we know Obama has said he doesn't like the "Victory" word.
If he is not willing to listen to his own general's request for 40,000 troops (MOL) and instead listening to Hillary Clinton--Whoa!!
[The Hillary Clinton named by her mother after the mountain climber and bee keeper, Edmund Hillary; even though Sir Ed was not famous til 6 years after Hillary was born).
Lies, deceptions become so "au naturel".