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According to Political Punch, there’ll be a full 2 weeks to a month until a decision on Afghanistan is rendered and the Nobel peace prize laureate won’t send 40,000 troops.

president is leaning towards sending more troops to Afghanistan, though not as many as Gen. Stanley McChrystal requested, 40,000.This isn’t a matter of the president looking to send fewer troops, they say, but more of a consideration of a range of options as alternatives to McChrystal’s strategy, options that do not require as many troops.

In other words, it will be a Goldilocks strategy – not too big, not too small. Just right.

And why would those options have to wait until Obama’s return from Asia?

And what of the resignation of US official over the war?

“I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States’ presence in Afghanistan,” he wrote Sept. 10 in a four-page letter to the department’s head of personnel. “I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is based not upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end.”

Oh, man, just wait until November 7. or 11. or 20. It will all make sense then, after Obama delivers the bestest speech on war!

Sixteen Americans also refused to wait, getting crushed instead by a falling hellicopter

in one of the bloodiest days since the 2001 invasion.

during a pre-dawn battle with insurgents.

Their timing sucks! It’s a good thing that our “news organizations” who want to stay that way, won’t report it. And who is going to go all peacenick on us? Fox?

And after all, it’s not like Obama is not busy now – he just allowed senators to prevail on him over his beloved bipartisanship – he needs some rest for the victory lap he’ll need to do afterwards – unless public option gets washed away through amendments.

Politico notes that some see through the wishy-washy posturing

“Expressing a preference for the public option is not the same as fighting for the public option,” wrote Green, whose group has posted an online petition to pressure the White House.


“President Obama will be judged by many of his biggest 2008 supporters on whether he fights for a strong public option at this critical moment,” he added.


Not Your Sweetie

October 2009