You gotta admit, there are times when we get frustrated with Barack Obama.
But there are a lot more times when we realize how lucky we are to have him in the White House. And this is one of them.
The question is whether or not to send more troops to Afghanistan. And there’s no doubt what John McCain would do. The general says: more troops. McCain says: how many? Done! No thought, no mission, no strategy. Just do whatever what one general says.
Obama’s taking a much more deliberate approach. First, making sure we have the right strategy for both Afghanistan and Pakistan. And then, making sure we have a stable partner in Afghan’s government – before deciding whether or not to send more Americans to the country.
And while he’s weighing that decision, how dare Dick Cheney accuse Obama of waffling on the issue?
Maybe he forgot:
It was George Bush and Dick Cheney who pulled our troops out of Afghanistan after only a year.
It was George Bush and Dick Cheney who ignored the country for seven years.
And it was George Bush and Dick Cheney who, the last year they were in office, sat on a request for more troops for eight months – and did nothing.
If it weren’t for George Bush and Dick Cheney, the war in Afghanistan would have been over, long ago.