Do you really want to be the new "war president"? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple."
Monday, November 30, 2009
So If Obama Increases the troop count in Afghanistan (again), does he get to keep the Nobel Peace Prize?
Michael Moore doesn't think so...
"Dear President Obama,
Michael White will continue to count the dead regardless...
"Every day, White, 51, updates a Web site he launched in 2003,icasualties.org, to keep count of the dead: American troops, coalition troops, contractors and Iraqi civilians. He eventually began documenting deaths in Afghanistan as well."
The Huffington Post reminds us that NATO is also willing to send more troops to Afghanistan...
"NATO countries are also preparing to send more soldiers, with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown saying 10 NATO nations are ready to offer about 5,000 more troops. Britain, which has 9,000 troops in Afghanistan, the second-largest contingent after the United States, has not named the countries it claims will provide the extra troops."
And I can't help hearing the line "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss" in my head.