The truth of the matter is I don’t have a clue what is the right thing for us to do in Afghanistan. That being said, in all candor I don’t understand the rising opposition coming from the left regarding the president stepping up our troop commitment in the country. After all increasing troop strength in Afghanistan was something the president campaigned on. Did people think he was making it up? I understand that people are war weary but lets not forget had the Bush Administration not screwed things up so badly in Afghanistan it’s very likely most of our troops would long be home.
Are the people of Afghanistan to be further punished by premature withdrawal of American forces? Are we American liberals so eager to desert the people to Afghanistan to the Taliban? Have we become so short sighted that we have forgotten just how brutal a regime the Taliban was? That being said I am not willing to the give this president (or any other for that matter) a blank check where Afghanistan is concerned. The president needs to define the mission in Afghanistan and needs to set a reasonable time table with reasonable attainable goals.