Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Escalation Afghanistan

I disagree that Obama promised an increase.

I recall him promising the Left that he was going to pull out of Afghanistan by 2014.  http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/promise/1096/end-war-afghanistan-2014/

So no, I wasn't expecting him to increase forces in Afghanistan.  And he has completely broken that promise.  Not the first promise he's broken, clearly.

Either way, Obama has put himself into a terrible situation and has made things much worse than when Bush left office.  Now Afghanistan is really seeming to descend into tumult and divert our attention away from Iraq - which is spiraling out of control and could pose a serious danger to US security in the region.