How much more time does President Obama need? Dillying and dallying on Afghanistan.

Donald Douglas noted this article from Investor’s Business Daily: Americans, In Reversal, Now Back Afghan Troop Surge By Sean Higgins, Investor’s Business Daily As President Obama mulls the military’s request for a big troop build-up in Afghanistan, Americans have swung in favor of such a move, according to a new IBD/TIPP Poll. The survey of …

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The difference between theory and practice

Political science professor, proud neoconservative and foreign policy blogger extraordinaire Donald Douglas gas noted the possible changes coming from te Obama Administration concerning American foreign policy: Shocker! Obama Pentagon to Bury Bush Doctrine If there’s one thing leftists hate more than anything else about the foreign policy of George W. Bush, it was the administration’s …

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Pacifism and Code Pink: a shortsighted ignorance of reality

Donald Douglas has a longish — especially due to the photos — post concerning Scott Horton’s interview of Medea Benjamin following reports that Code Pink was “rethinking” its call for a U.S. troop withrawal from Afghanistan. This quote from Mrs Benjamin caught my eye: Well as in all discussions with people, it really depends on …

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Didn’t The Taliban Facilitate Al-Q Eight Years Ago?

Official: Obama to Send Enough Troops to Keep Al Qaeda at Bay The official also added that President Obama is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in Afghanistan’s political future, reiterating what the president said in March. FOXNews.com Thursday, October 08, 2009  WASHINGTON — President Obama is inclined to send only as many more U.S. …

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Half of a decision

I said previously that President Obama had to decide whether to fight to win, or fold and flee. Apparently the fold and flee option has been discarded: Obama rules out a narrowed Afghan war¹ By Ben Feller, Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Obama yesterday ruled out shrinking the Afghanistan war to a narrowly focused counterterrorism …

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To fight or fold, or let fester?

Our good friend Perry wrote: (W)e are losing ground in Afghanistan, even with the injection of 40K more troops. Obama is absolutely correct to reconsider the strategy before committing even more troops. Would you have him make a hasty decision that might get us mired down further in the place, and without an exit strategy, …

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