Regarding the increased number of troops being sent to Afghanistan by Pres. Obama:
I too, have my doubts as to whether this is a good idea. Even my favorite, Jon Stewart, showed clips comparing Obama and Bush on sending more troops. Even the wording was similar.
However, most of the nation voted for a Democrat instead of a Republican for president in Nov. 2008. He ran on “change.” He’s been in office almost 12 months now, and the world hasn’t “changed” as much as we hoped when we voted for him. How many of us when starting a new job, can “change” everything we don’t like immediately?
Old ways have to be studied and evaluated. New methods are unproven and always open to criticism. Change is hard, especially when another group that has 1/3 power, is constantly providing roadblocks to the desired change.
Yes, not everyone is happy about the war situation. Obama didn’t start it and is trying to end it. He, as opposed to Bush, has set a deadline. That is “change” that wasn’t in the past administration policies.
We live in a democracy. If, in Nov. 2012, we don’t like what the new administration has done, and if we don’t agree with the type of change that has taken place, or if no change has occurred, then we are free to vote for someone else.
It’s very easy to criticize politicians. However, how many of us would trade place with anyone of them?