Campagin Speak

During his campaign, Barack Obama talked tough about winning the war in Afghanistan.  He said on July 15, 2008, 

“I will make the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban the top priority that it should be. This is a war that we have to win.”

Should we have taken him seriously?  When he was in the senate, he headed a committee that was supposed to help look into matters in Afghanistan.  He never once met with that committee.  Guess he was too busy running for president.

Now that he is president, we are told he has met with his lead general in Afghanistan one time.  That general has urgently requested more troops, lest we be in danger of losing the war.  And Obama has waited a week and still not given the ok. 

If this is a “top priority,” I’d hate to see what isn’t.  You don’t think it’s possible that Obama was merely playing to the political sentiments last summer that the Iraq war was bad and the war in Afghanistan was just…in order to help get elected…do you?

Advertisements