Assigned Reading: Pentagon Worried About Obama’s Commitment to Afghanistan
(FROM: McClatchy News)
Just a little bit of housecleaning here, as only a week or so ago I had already written about the attitude of the political left toward the Iraqi “surge” as a way to express my curiosity surrounding how they will manage the same sort of decision which will need to be made regarding Afghanistan.
That being said, I think it is beyond important to understand that, just like in Iraq on the eve of the “surge,” in Afghanistan we should either give our military the green light to fight for victory, or we should remove them from the theater. Pussyfooting around, fighting under ridiculous rules of engagement, mandating Miranda rights to be read to terrorists, and enforcing asinine detainee processes only serve to further endanger American lives.
Do it right, or don’t do it at all. That’s all.