Here's the Washington Post article which backs up your post:
This is really getting ridiculous. I think Obama must wake up in the morning and toss darts at a dartboard in order to determine what policies he'll
support that day. I've never seen a politician who can contradict himself on major policy issues quite like this guy can and still get away with
it. In his defense, I guess you could argue that it wasn't specifically for Afghanistan, but I'm not sure that's an argument that I'm going to
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but this seems to be Obama's policy regarding Afghanistan and Iraq:
1) He supports a surge in Afghanistan, necessary for similar reasons as the one in Iraq, but...
2) He still opposes the Iraq surge, yet...
3) He believes the Iraq surge worked
4) Meanwhile, as this article indicates, in the recent past, he has opposed funding troops in Afghanistan, yet those troops would be necessary for
the surge that he supports there.