Obama To Ramp Up Afghan War

During the campaign, one of Barack Obama’s planks was that he was going to end the war in Iraq in a relatively short time frame. He even took the 100 year comment by John McCain out of context to drive the point home. What was a much less promoted plank was that he was going to turn those troops right around and send them to Afghanistan.

Yes, Obama did say that the real war was in Afghanistan, and we should be going after Bin Laden (who, was killed in Tora Bora in 2003-c’mon people), but the revelation that his administration’s assessement of conditions in Afghanistan are worse than Iraq sounds like yet another quagmire on the way.

Richard C. Holbrooke, special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan gave the gloomy assessment to an audience of European policy hacks, which, in true Euro form, didn’t elicit the I’m with you response I’m sure Obama was hoping for.

All those anti-war protesters, burning the Bush effigies in the streets (believe me, I wanted to torch few myself for myriad of reasons), demanding our troops come home from a ridiculous war will now have to grapple with the fact that a now flat broke United States will be upping the ante in Afghanistan. It remains to be seen just what kind of glow Obama still has after the body bags start to pile up in the failed narco state that is Afghanistan.

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2 Responses to Obama To Ramp Up Afghan War

  1. goodtimepolitics says:

    Obama has let his big speech talk run out of time again and now changing his tune! What I call a forted tongue!

    [Afghan war tougher than Iraq, warns US

    Barack Obama’s national security aides gave a bleak warning about the conflict in Afghanistan yesterday as they called on their European allies for a new international military and civilian approach to the war-torn nation.

    Richard Holbrooke, who heads to the region tomorrow as Mr Obama’s special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, told the annual conference on security in Munich that the US and its allies needed to be far more realistic about their objectives in Afghanistan, warning: “It’s going to be much tougher than Iraq.”
    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/920a132c-f649-11dd-a9ed-0000779fd2ac.html

  2. goodtimepolitics says:

    Sorry about that I didn’t read your post very good I guess and missed it that you must have already seen that news page! Sorry!!

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