Saturday, October 31, 2009

Obama On The Afghanistan Troop Decision: Playing Politics?

There are some political pundits who believe that Obama is holding his decision on additional troops for Afghanistan until after Tuesday's elections are held. They believe that Obama doesn't want to announce a "surge" and tick off his liberal base and jeopardize the Democrats already floundering gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey.

If that is true, we can expect Obama to announce increased troop decisions within a couple of days following Tuesday's closure of the polls. Also, if true, it would be a sad state of affairs for this President to have jeopardized the lives of our soldiers while playing strategic politics.

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