Chris Matthews Says He Does Not Think Obama "Made the Case" for his Afghanistan Strategy - Video 12/1/09
Here is video of Chris Matthews tonight saying he does not think President Obama "made the case" tonight for his strategy in Afghanistan. He said Obama's speech "lacked the lift of a driving dream," and that it "had a ministerial quality" to it.
Matthews said he failed to bring to his speech a sense that we are going after a "clear-cut enemy." Matthews argued that Al-Qaeda is our real enemy and they are in Pakistan. So, according to him, fighting the Taliban is an indirect way of getting at Al-Qaeda.
Matthews refuses to see that the Taliban and Al-Qaeda are the same enemy. They all follow the radical Islamic ideology that is behind the terrorists who want to destroy the United States. The Taliban is our enemy, as is Al-Qaeda, and all who subscribe to that core ideology.