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From The New York Times:
I have to agree with President Obama on this one. What is President Obama's strategy in Afghanistan? President Obama has directed that some kind of action be taken against rural villagers who may or may not be Taliban and who may or may not be supporting al Qaeda... but the action has to be taken in a manner that places our troops in mortal danger so that no non-combatants [who may be supporting the combatants] are placed in danger.
General Calls for More U.S. Troops to Avoid Afghan Failure
WASHINGTON — The top military commander in Afghanistan warns in a confidential assessment of the war there that he needs additional troops within the next year or else the conflict “will likely result in failure.”
The grim assessment is contained in a 66-page report that the commander, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, submitted to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Aug. 30, and which is now under review by President Obama and his top national security advisers.
The disclosure of details in the assessment, reported Sunday night by The Washington Post, coincided with new skepticism expressed by President Obama about sending any more troops into Afghanistan until he was certain that the strategy was clear.Read more....
So, President Obama... what is your strategy for conducting military operations? After all, you are the Commander-In-Chief. Time to put on your thinking cap.
It is politically incorrect [and stupid... and treasonous] to send our sons and daughters into a dangerous situation and then deny them available support. You set the rules, President Obama. Now it is your turn to accept the consequences.
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