Wow! Even some Democrat Congress critters actually understand that announcing a time table for withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan is a bad idea. Apparently some of them are smart enough to know that the Taliban watches the news, too. I’m sure Achmed and his buddies did a happy dance around their internet feed when Obama announced in the same sentence, his plans to spend months positioning our troops in theater, only to turn around and spend months sending them home. He was even kind enough to give them an exact date for their departure. Even an illiterate, blood thirsty terrorist can figure out that hunkering down for a while might be a good move in that situation. Sadly, our hopey/changey Commander in Chief will probably be taken by surprise when we hand over the reigns to the Afghans on the way out the door, and the Taliban promptly comes out of hiding to kill anyone who fought along side the Americans for the last year. Democrats never learn, but I bet the people of Afghanistan have. Pray for our troops.
A mixed message delivered by President Obama about America’s plans in Afghanistan have drawn a mixed reaction from members of the military who shortly may be on the ground receiving and giving orders to fight the Taliban.
Obama’s address last night at the U.S. military academy at West Point outlined plans to place an additional 30,000 troops on the ground in Afghanistan, but he also announced a timetable for removing them.
He now must sell the idea to Congress, which holds the purse strings.
The plan immediately drew concerns from both Democrats and Republicans. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Obama’s “mixed signals” already have undermined the chances for success of any additional troop deployment.
Even members of the president’s own party were concerned.