posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 09:30 PM
As far as I am concerned, the President is waiting far too long to do what he has promised to do since he has been elected -- to wage war in
Afghanistan and to defeat the Taliban. However, I cannot help but feel that the President is being indecisive (playing politics?) and testing the
polls perhaps? The quicker he begins his Iraqi style "troop surge" the better it will be for all concerned -- especially the Afghani people. Maybe
this war can come to an end all that sooner and some semblance of normalcy can return to their traumatized lives.
Politics aside, as long as troops are committed to a battlefield, the government should support those troops with the will and commitment to win. If
the commanders on the field say that we need a certain amount of men and material to "get the job" done then this is exactly what must be delivered.
If there is no will to win, if there is no commitment to win, then we have no business being in Afghanistan or, for that matter, in any military
arena. It's as simple as that. Indecision costs the lives of "our" men and women" in arms. The lack of will to win, again costs our troops
dearly through low marale which translates in lives. If we are going to fight a war....FIGHT IT, otherwise, pack up your kit, go home, put up a fence
[edit on 10/15/2009 by benevolent tyrant]