Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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The president called Afghanistan "the war of necessity" and described it as "fundamental to the defense of our people." Yet he's ignoring General McChrystal's plea for additional troops and, in the resulting bloodbath, giving the Taliban and terrorists hope for what would once have seemed unthinkable: a victory over the United States.
The longer the president postpones a decision, the more American soldiers die and the stronger the enemy forces get. But Obama has suggested that he wants to get healthcare "resolved" before devoting his time and energy to Afghanistan. So in record numbers, American troops are dying while the president plays political games. Unfortunately, as the world learned in Copenhagen, he's not as good at games as he thinks he is...