Trapped In Afghanistan By Our Own Rhetoric


Follow this link to the OpEd Piece in the New York Times by Barack Obama  about withdrawing our troops from Iraq.

A paragraph toward the end of the piece caught my attention:

As president, I would pursue a new strategy, and begin by providing at least two additional combat brigades to support our effort in Afghanistan. We need more troops, more helicopters, better intelligence-gathering and more nonmilitary assistance to accomplish the mission there.

Has he noticed how this is turning into the quagmire that finally defeated the Soviet Union? We can try more troops, but  be prepared with Plan B.

The constant primary campaign rhetoric that Iraq was the wrong war and Afghanistan was the right war might get us trapped into a hopeless situation.  I hope Obama is a lot smarter than he appeared to be when he helped the Democratic Party to bungle the handling of the recent FISA bill.

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