Some depressing but utterly predictable news today from the Washington Post:
"On Thursday, during a visit to NATO headquarters here, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal admitted that preparations for perhaps the most critical operation of the war -- the campaign to take control of Kandahar, the Taliban's birthplace -- weren't going as planned. He said winning support from local leaders, some of whom see the Taliban fighters not as oppressors but as their Muslim brothers, was proving tougher than expected. The military side of the campaign, originally scheduled to surge in June and finish by August, is now likely to extend into the fall."
The involvement in this war is going to prove to be one of the most phenomenal mistakes that the weak Obama has made as President.
As is usual with this sort of thing, the irresponsible hippies that make up the left in this country insisted correctly all along that Bush and Cheney had totally destroyed any American chance of a successful outcome to the Afghanistan military action, and Obama should have said so as soon as he took office, and pulled out. Instead, he caved to pressure from Republicans and "responsible" (i.e. always wrong) pundits, and permanently signed on to this doomed war.
One more time he has been suckered by the Republican party into collaborating with their phony "bipartisan" behavior. He was afraid of being savaged by the Republicans for not continuing this useless, violent folly. Well, wait, Barack, until you see how you are going to be savaged by history for not ending it.