Wednesday, December 2, 2009
More Obama and Afghanistan
Listening to the news on NPR driving in this morning and hearing Republicans advocating for an endless occupation it occurred to me that Obama has boxed the GOP nicely. The American public doesn't want an endless occupation and yet they don't want to up and leave. Obama's decision places him squarely in the mainstream of public opinion and forces the GOP to come across as they did in 2005 and 2006 - out of touch and advocating for endless blood and treasure for a war that Americans are increasingly growing weary of.