You gotta hand it to President Obama. He made a difficult decision when he agreed to give General McChrystal additional troops in Afghanistan. I didn't think he would have the courage to stand up to his loony far-left base. But, he did. So, my hats off to him for doing so. Let's hope he doesn't cut and run when it gets tough.
That said, was it really necessary to inform our enemies as to our time table for withdrawal? Nothing like telling the enemy your battle plans.
Obama seems to have trouble using the "V" word. Why does he struggle with the concept of winning a war against a brutal enemy?
Listen to what Krauthammer has to say about the president's speech, via Hot Air, as well as comments from John McCain.
This is a real hoot, from Gateway Pundit:
'I watched the cadets, they were young kids – men and women who were committed to serving their country professionally it must be said, as officers. And, I didn’t see much excitement. But among the older people there, I saw, if not resentment, skepticism. I didn’t see a lot of warmth in that crowd out there. The president chose to address tonight and I thought it was interesting. He went to maybe the enemy camp tonight to make his case.'"
Ya think our military despises our president, do ya, Chris? I'd be willing to wager you're dead-on with that comment.
How those poor cadets and their superior officers must have hated listening to their commander-in-chief, whom they know despises them as much as they despise him. Oh, but it made a great photo op, which was the entire purpose for the speech at West Point.