Wednesday, December 2, 2009
30,000 More Troops To Afghanistan
Obama is following the Bush surge. But instead of sending between 60,000 and 40,000 more troops Obama is sending 30,000. It will take about 6 months to get the surge up and running and they need to also train a millitary that can't read(Afghan). We all know that that 18 month pull out was just to appease the left and to warn the Taliban to stay low for the next year and a half until we are gone. Now if I was the Taliban I would just hide for the next 2 years and then the abuse of women and the cutting off of heads can start again after America leaves. Other then those two item Obama didn't tell us much. The speech wasn't that good, but that is Bush's fault. When a President give mixed messages to the world then no one knows what is going on other then 30k more troops and and in 18 months we will pull out. We will pull out even though we need to win this war. We need to win this war or the Taliban will return and we will need to go back into Afghanisan to finish the job. To me it sounds half hearted. But at least he is trying to follow in Bush's footsteps with the surge. All in all the President is going in a little wishy washy but he is trying to do his best with this war in Afghanistan. This is a big moment for the President. Before this he has only organized a community and now he is an official warmonger to the left. What do you on the left,right and middle think about Obama's wishy washy speech?