Another fact, is that he's more interested in wasting time chasing after the Olympics and taking his ole lady to supper for their anniversary.
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it." - Judge Learned Hand
It's entirely possible for Obama to go to date night, campaign for the Olympics, and hang out with his kids while also doing everything that his role requires to address the situation in Afghanistan. Similarly, it's entirely possible for Bush to read to school children and play the guitar while still doing everything that his role requires to address the situation in NO or NY. It was unfair when rabid liberals attacked Bush for that, and it's unfair when rabid conservatives do it to Obama.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
PBO isn't sitting in DC saying, "The troops are ready to go, General, you just tell me when to kick them off".
So far the president seems to have voted "present" on the issue which would have to be disheartening to the troops on the ground. Suppose Gen McCrystal, instead of asking for more troops had simply announced that he wasn't sure what to do about Afganistan. That would be great for morale. Instead his boss is doing it.I can see arguments for more troops and for far less. But I don't see any merit in indecision.