First of all, a majority of Americans polled support the decision to wait on deploying more troops to Afghanistan. From the latest NBC/WSJ poll:
As you may know, the Obama administration has said it will not make a firm decision about whether to send more troops to Afghanistan until after that country’s upcoming runoff election when the president of Afghanistan will be determined and the political situation in that country is clearer. Do you support or oppose this decision?
Deciding to deploy more troops before the runoff election could have a disastrous impact on the result. I personally believe Obama will agree to deploy 15-20 thousand troops once the election has been decided, but not before. Dick Cheney may see this as “dithering,” but I see it as “not making the same idiotic mistakes that Dick Cheney made.”
Second, I think you’re missing out on how Obama is playing Road Runner to the GOP and Fox News’ Wile E. Coyote. He’s offending a network and audience that can’t stand him anyway and further marginalizing the right from the mainstream.
“Dithering” refers to the fact that Obama himself announced a “new strategy” in MARCH when he appointed Gen. McChrystal to carry it out. Now, when his handpicked General makes a recommendation that may cost him support on his left, Obama suddenly is concerned about reviewing the strategy. Sorry, it’s transparently political and the US soldiers that he claims to care so much about are dying every day he dithers!
As for Fox, the White House is free to criticize them all they want, but what they tried last week in excluding them from White House pool interviews of the pay czar was too much even for CBS News (hardly a right wing outfit) who rightly recognized it for what it was: a blatant violation of the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of the press. For once, someone in the MSM did the right thing and stood up for constitutional principle, saying that if Fox was not allowed they wouldn’t participate either. In Obamaworld it seems to be if you agree with him, you have rights but if you dare disagree, your rights disappear!
Once again Charles Krauthammer says it much better than anyone: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/10/krauthammer_on_obamas_blamebus.html
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