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  • When a President Hates Being Commander in Chie

    09/23/2010 6:54:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    The American ^ | September 22, 2010 | Tom Donnelly
    Among the tidbits and outrages revealed in the trailer for Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book, Obama’s Wars, two patterns stood out. First, the president really hates being commander in chief in a time of war. Second, and perhaps related, the fight the White House most wants to win is the battle over who gets blamed for a defeat in Afghanistan. Obama’s annoyance, amounting to anger, at the demands of wartime leadership are everywhere palpable in the piece. The strategy in Afghanistan is to get out: “There cannot be any wiggle room,” says the president. “I am not doing long-term nation-building. I...