I'm with you, and have voiced my objection to this war.Yet, I believe President Obama sees himself as trapped, and unable to do anything else but continue what you call a "self-defeating war."If we win, we won't win. But on Tuesday night, the president will announce a troop build up, perhaps not 40,000, but something close to that, and a clear timetable for turning over to the Afghans the responsibility for maintaining their own security forces.Pakistan, I feel, is the real reason for the build up. If we want that country to continue their fight against the Taliban, we have to show our resolve.And the rationale: The Taliban will give al-Qaeda safe haven in Afghanistan again.Although very unlikely, many believe in this nonsense, or is using it as a pretext to continue the war.
I'm glad there is finally some noise from the Democrats about "how do we pay for the war?". Under Bush, this was a question that was never asked. It seems the right wing is only concerned with the cost of things that help people instead of killing them.
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