the white house says the exact opposite every 6 hours
unfortunately, abc, cnn, fox, drudge---EVERYONE got ahold of that false report and ran with it for a week
the 34000 figure was the worst kept secret in washington since mcchrystal's call for 40G
i don't know that he "needs to make a decision now"
what he needs to do is LOOK like a president who has a clue
instead of completely undoing his own position stated clear as mcchrystal on march 27
what he needs to do is quit calling karzai a crook mere days before congratulating the corrupt coup
what he needs to do is stop the public dissension within his won DOD
you call for rationality?
all this public chin stroking while soldiers are being slaughtered in record numbers is nothing but
but it sure aint helping
it's been 10 months, hardly "rushed"
by all accounts he didn't even consult mcchrystal until august
it's been four months since he received the "top-to-bottom review" he dishonestly declared on september 20 on five sunday talk shows he was still waiting for
sure, he doesn't want out, no doubt
why, when it comes to afghanistan, he can only be described as eager
let me at em, let me at em
he really needs to be restrained
maybe axelrod can calm him down
meanwhile, we're getting killed over there, we have no chance, his own base is totally opposed to the war
so back to the drawing board he goes---IN PUBLIC
you're right, friend, afghanistan is really working for this president
it's making him a regular george mcclellan
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Europe is in the midst of disaster, only, they do not realize.
sure, decide correctly
but---dispute your military leadership in public?
unmake your own "comprehensive strategy," stated with mcchrystal clarity on march 27?
dissemble on five sunday talks, only to be exposed the next day by assessment leaker woodward?
say one thing about karzai on a monday, then the opposite on wednesday?
the only reason the president so deliberatively dithers in the first place, according to obama, is cuz karzai's so recently uncovered (LOL!) corruption changes fundamentally the equation
so the prez calls to congratulate the dictator on his coup?
have your own secty defense go out in public and criticize your sitting on your hands?
solemn deliberation is one thing
crass executive incompetence is obama
afghanistan is killing him, the only reason he's there is cuz his CAMPAIGN decreed he's not your traditional anti-military dem
he RAN hard on this right war
he clearly does NOT want to fight it