Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Prez Obama Lays Out Bleak New Afghanistan Strategy

From Denny: Can I tell you that most Democrats and progressives are downright skeptical this strategy will actually work? The Army has been telling the American public - and the world - that a surge of overwhelming force is what's needed. Well, Bush already did that and to no avail.

Until the Afghan war lords, the true leaders who influence the entire population, decide it's time to throw out the Taliban then not much will ever change for the better in that country. We Americans may have grand plans, grand visions for the future of Afghanistan and high hopes for their culture. It still does not change the fact these people are not directly involved in shaping their own future. What you refuse to fight for will never come into being.

And Karzai is a sorry excuse for what passes for good government. What started out with great promise years ago has become a farce. He now looks like a bejeweled weasel sitting on a pile of gold: American foreign aid money.

President Obama in his speech at West Point laying out new battle plan:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy



Success in Kandahar key to the strategy working well:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy



*** Thanks for visiting!
Related Posts with Thumbnails

Ratings and Recommendations by outbrain

Favorite Cartoon of the Week

Robert Ariail