This is worth repeating in light of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s receent assessment of the American situation in Afghanistan.
Back on September 1, 2009, Tessler called for the removal of our troops from Afghanistan “Pull Out of Afghanistan”
I made the assessment of that situation because I firmly believe that President Obama does not have the will, or motivation, to fight an enemy he no longer recognizes or even believes exists.
General McChrystal said this past week: “Failure to gain the initiative and reverse insurgent momentum in the near-term (next 12 months) — while Afghan security capacity matures — risks an outcome where defeating the insurgency is no longer possible.” The Washington Post
A year ago, President Obama was claiming a full scale committment to a massive escalation in Afghanistan. On Sunday, September 20, 2009, during his “full Ginsburg”, he backed way, way away from that position and this headline, from AntiWar.com, says it all: “Obama: Afghan troops decision can wait. President says he won’t get ahead of himself in Afghanistan, will evaluate troops plan in time.”
So now what?
Will President Obama commit more troops?
Will he do nothing and leave our brave boys and girls there to die in a war he doesn’t believe in?
Or will he cut and run?
“Strategically, President Obama can’t pull out of the region, after all Afghanistan is the good war, but he also can’t really add additional troops (because the left will go nuts) so he’s likely to have opt for a slow bleed which is worst option of all in the long run.” Will Obama ‘Do a Rumsfeld’ In Afghanistan? by Kathleen Troia “K.T.” McFarland
A slow bleed? This is sad. This is humiliating to all Americans.
Fight the war like an American, Mr. President, or get the hell out.