Obama's Anti-Surge

I was on the road during the speech, turned on the radio, and listened as long as I could stand. Which wasn't long, but probably longer than I've listened to him before. Could any thinking person miss the timing vis-à-vis the US election? As Ron Fournier put it, "the president’s eye is set on numbers that have little to do with battlefield strategy and everything to do with his reelection hopes."

My immediate thought was, we're pulling out, the Taliban will take over again, anything gained will be lost, and where does that leave us? About where we were ten years ago. Boy, we sure showed them, didn't we! :-O

I'm not ecstatic about having our precious, dedicated, volunteer American troops trying to build a modern state in a historically war-dominated backwater, where their leader practically calls us "occupiers," and especially when "the average monthly casualty rate for U.S. military forces serving in Afghanistan has increased 5-fold" under Obama, but I can't help but think there's got to be a lot of folks in Afghanistan who appreciated what we were doing there who are as freaked out right now as the Israelis, Czechs, and every other nation Obama has betrayed. Remember, Obama (who is not a Muslim) is overruling the advice of his generals in this matter. Aw, what do they know about war compared to this brilliant Communist Community Organizer?