Monday, October 5, 2009

Will They Resign?

General McChrystal (commander in Afghanistan) has openly declared his views on the Afghan war. He told Newsweek that “You can’t hope to contain the fire by letting just half the building burn.” This comment puts the President clearly in the “hotspot.” McChrystal has requested 40,000 more troops in order to win the war in Afghanistan.

McChrystal has only spoken directly with President Obama twice in the last 90 days! Somehow, this just doesn’t seem right. It makes you wonder what the priorities are for the White House, doesn’t it? Are they more concerned with the 1) Olympics, 2) Healthcare, or 3) our troops? From the recent events, it seems that’s exactly the order that the priorities had.

Our military leaders want to avoid the mistakes made in Iraq by using a counter-insurgency doctrine, which they believe will work and win the war. President Obama is clearly playing politics with our troops. He hasn’t made any decisions because he is afraid of the far left and what they will say if he “escalates” the war. On the other hand, he is letting our troops die because he can’t/won’t make a decision. Frankly, it’s not a good time to have a weak Commander in Chief. Either send what your generals have requested or get the hell out of there and face the consequences of loosing in Afghanistan.

Some TV commentators have speculated that if Obama refuses to send more troops, he may have to deal with the resignations of his top military leaders –namely, General McChrystal and General David Petraeus. This is mere speculation right now. If that happened, what would he do? President Obama needs to do SOMETHING AND SOON! Stop wasting American lives!

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