Monday, February 16, 2009
Obama troop decision
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced that President Obama will be making a big decision soon about increasing the number or U.S. troops in Afghanistan. First of all I am all for this along with a renewed effort to try and get Osama Bin Laden. One can only wonder if this will have any effect on the troops in Iraq, will resources be diverted or will he stick to his promise of having troops out there within a year or so from taking office and back on U.S. soil. All I have to say is that this is an awesome challenge be a commander in chief over not one but two wars and figuring out how to deploy forces in both theaters. Historically speaking it reminds me of World War II where there were two different theaters that need to be fought two different ways. It was one conflict but it could have easily been two. The crises that we are facing are without a doubt two separate conflicts with two separate goals and for that reason the military challenges Obama is facing are extraordinary.