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July 06, 2010



Yes, Afghanistan is the war of Obama's choosing. He had an opportunity to re-evaluate his martial tub-thumping during the election season, and instead he chose to ramp up the conflict and expand our commitment, doubling down and then doubling down again. The general he just fired was his hand-picked commander. He has intensified the drone war in Pakistan.

Of course, if it were up to the warlike liberals, we would have been wasting more blood and treasure in Afghanistan instead of wasting it in Iraq, and they're still trying to blame the present mess on Bush, who at least had the good sense not to commit a giant army to Afghanistan. So Obama is doing what he said he would do and what the war's cheerleaders demanded, and now it's his tar baby. And theirs.

John Petty

Some of the blame continues to lie with Bush. After initial success in Afghanistan, they went on to other things and the situation in Afghanistan deteriorated.

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