Obama changes tune on troops (letter)by M. GordonNews Weekly
, October 3, 2009
I was reading about Barack Obama's game-playing about the Afghanistan deployment and wondered if he still thinks he is a candidate and not the President? As a candidate, he claimed he "would kill Bin Laden and crush al Qaeda". Now, he plays to domestic politics and his wavering congressional Democrats.
His executive inexperience is becoming more obvious by the day. Defeating Islamo-fascism now is essential if he does not want to deploy his military in greater numbers and more places into the future. Abusing his military sits uncomfortably with his rousing speeches to veterans, as the former must fight for this apparently ungrateful President.
If Obama is as well informed as we are led to believe, he will also know that confronting misery and poverty and extremists is part of the bigger narrative. If he thinks things are hard now, imagine a world with a vastly more assertive Islamo-fascist movement that he failed to deal with when he was President!(Mr) M. Gordon,