Wednesday, September 22, 2010

President shows realism

ISAF CSM visits 1-508PIR on June28
I knew he was too smart not to know Afghanistan was hopeless.

Mr. Obama’s struggle with the decision comes through in a conversation with Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who asked if his deadline to begin withdrawal in July 2011 was firm. “I have to say that,” Mr. Obama replied. “I can’t let this be a war without end, and I can’t lose the whole Democratic Party.”

New York Times, 9/22/2010

The quote is from the latest "insider" book by Washington chronicler and sometime hagiographer for the powerful, Bob Woodward.

Kudos to the peace movement, the people who stubbornly remind rank and file Democrats that their country is nine years into a losing war with no plausible justification or identifiable end point.

Now Mr. President, shut this folly down.

Photo by U.S. Army SFC Matthew Chlosta, ISAF PAO on ISAFmedia at Flickr

1 comment:

Darlene said...

Please shut it down soon before so many more young lives are lost to a hopeless cause.

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