Wednesday, October 21, 2009

53 Days and Still Waiting: When Will Obama Make a Decision about Afghanistan?

We are still waiting for Obama to make a decision on the recommendation of his hand-picked Afghanistan ground commander, General McChrystal, for 40,000 new ground troops.

I can think of a couple of reasons for Obama's dithering: 1) He's stalling for time--maybe until after a vote on ObamaCare, for what reason I don't know; or 2) He's constitutionally incapable of making a difficult decision and he's trying to figure out how to vote "Present." Get with it, Champ.

US Army paratroopers prepare to load into a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an air-assault mission to detain a known militant in the Bermel district of Paktika province, Afghanistan. The paratroopers are assigned the 25th Infantry Division's Company B, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. US Army photo by Private First Class Andrya Hill.

Photo credit: The Long War Journal

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