President Obama is giving the American people a Thanksgiving Day break before allowing the bad news concerning Afghanistan to hit the media. More troops will be sent to a war that has been going on for eight years on the assumption that more is better. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs assured one and all l”we’re not going to be there another eight or nine years.” He is right, American troops will not be leaving in eight or nine years. How about leaving in ten or twenty? Obama is convinced one he explains his rationale for remaining in Afghanistan and dispatching thirty thousand more troops the American people will welcome the news with joy.
What happened to candidate Barack Obama who promised to wind down the fighting in Afghanistan? He has become enraptured by the power of the presidency and thinks he can salvage victory from defeat. Dream on.