I wonder how much of the opposition is because everybody on the planet knows the Commander in Chief is a twit. I can’t see him doing anything but throwing away “the flower of our youth.”
Consider Afghanistan. The need arose for a “surge,” so Obastard asked Petreius how many troops it would require. “40,000 minimum or the effort will be a failure at a great loss of life.”
Obastard: “Here are 30,000 troops.” And then he’s shocked it fails and gets a lot of soldiers killed with his ridiculous ROE. I don’t want this Kenyan usurper sending US troops anywhere, at any time, if he won’t listen to his Generals. I’m disappointed the poll numbers against action aren’t a bit closer to 100%, Rats and Pubbies. All kinds of people have children in the service. Nobody wants them treated as cannon fodder.
Do you really think an extra 10,000 troops would have made a significant difference?