Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Just fine

The newest 'revelations' by Bob Woodword, including the fact that Barack Obama wanted 'an exit strategy' from Afghanistan but was not given that option by the Pentagon, have been labeled 'just fine' by his senior advisers.

While Gen. McChrystal's low opinions of him, as related in Rolling Stone, were enough to get him fired, Gen. Petraeus's stonewalling of possible exit strategies got him the job of running the war.

As usual, the only metric that Obama can apply to his policies is political, firing Petraeus or Gates would have been too much of a political liability, so you send 30,000 troops to keep them happy.

I repeat myself, I know, but such weakness is dangerous. Obama remains with a good shot to be a worse President than W.


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