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Monday, November 30, 2009

Democrat David Obey Calls Surge in Afghanistan a "Fool's Errand" - Video 11/29/09

Here is video of Democrat Rep. David Obey on CNN yesterday where he revealed the way many Democrats feel about sending the reinforcements to Afghanistan requested by Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Obey said he believes it will be a "fool's errand," because we don't have stable enough governments in Afghanistan or Pakistan.

The problem is that you can have the best policy in the world, but if you don't have the tools to implement it, it isn't worth a bean bag. And I don't think we have the tools in the Pakistani government. I don't think we have the tools in the Afghan government, and until we do, I think much of what we do is a fool's errand."
This probably explains why Obama has taken four months to decide on the request for reinforcements by McChrystal. He is trying to craft an approach that will fulfill his campaign promise to focus on the War in Afghanistan, but appease many in his own party who basically oppose military action anywhere for any reason.


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