Taliban Says It Will Fight Harder, More Americans Will Die
The Taliban has reacted strongly to President Obama's pledge of more troops for Afghanistan. From one of its commanders:
"Obama is sending more troops to Afghanistan and that means more Americans will die. With just a handful of resources we can cause them even more casualties and deaths."
Where's the exit strategy? We will have 100,000 troops in Afghanistan after the additions. Obama says we will begin withdrawal in 2011. That's too nebulous. When will we be finished?
Where's the clarity? Training Afghan troops to turn the war over to them didn't work too well in Iraq. How will sending more troops strengthen Afghan institutions or create a sustainable economy?
David Sirota asks, Is this hope or change? This is Obama's war now. He owns it. [More...]
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