Monday, March 23, 2009


I really am amazed that Obama actually did something he said he would do during the campaign. He is sending 17,000 troops to Afghanistan in May.

I can only imagine the intelligence Obama has received since he took office that led him to this decision that he says was the hardest one he has made so far. What truths did Pres. Obama discover that made him see how important it was to continue Predator attacks in Pakistan? Now Pres. Obama will have to put up with the likes of Code Pink as well. They are "heartbroken."

Michael Yon isn't convinced Afghanistan is worth it. It is my hope that we don't let those people down again. Yon says this: (via NRO)

The hints coming out of Washington tend to cause me to believe we will abandon Afghanistan. I’m making no personal comment one way or the other yet, other than Iraq was worth the effort and costs all the way around – so long as we cement that success. Afghanistan seems little more than a tar pit. I want to hear General Petraeus say success is achievable, and to at least set some white lines by what he defines as success. He’s one of the very few people who have both the experience and character that are required to accurately estimate the truth and then deliver the good, bad and the ugly. If General Petraeus puts his word behind it, I’m only one man but I’ll back him. That’s about all there is to say on Afghanistan.

Also, Yon says this is a rumor going around Iraq:

The rumor: In Iraq, "Brigade Combat Teams" might be renamed to "Brigade Support Teams" so that President Obama can say there are no more "combat" troops in Iraq. This would be like calling your Rottweiler a Chihuahua because your condo does not allow Rottweilers. Pulling this off might require a Jedi Mind Trick. Call it what you like, Mr. President, but please don’t pull out the Rottweilers too quickly.

I totally believe it, don't you? It's all about perception with this President.