Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lost In Afghanistan

The head of the Council on Foreign Relations is lost trying to figure out Obama's strategy in Afghanistan.

Charles Krauthammer says Obama is distracted trying to push his domestic agenda while American soldiers are dying for lack of a new strategy and resources. He and others worry that he simply doesn't care that much about foreign policy and dangers posed around the world compared to his desire to impose a domestic agenda that is more European-like and statist at home.

So far, sounds right.

Democrats used to say that the important war was in Afghanistan. But they only said that to politically justify their criticism of the Iraq War and the Bush Administration. They wanted to sound like they weren't simply a bunch of soft-on-terrorists-anti-war nuts. If winning in Afghanistan was so important back then, why is it not important now?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like you got it wrong. Obama is commited to going after the roots of terrorism. He is going to sent more troops and resources. Unlike Bush, he's not going to sent them in without a plan or send in the wrong mix.
There are plenty of Democrats that support the war in Afghanistan, and following the terrorists back in to Pakistan. Just like Obama, we realize that was the source of the attack, not Iraq.

September 22, 2009 at 1:41 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

I feel a game of terrorist ping pong coming on - from afghanistan to Iraq to Pakistan - wast rinse repeat.

September 23, 2009 at 8:40 AM 

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