Tuesday, September 29, 2009
that was then, but what is it now? -- Obama in his own words
Fox and Friends, September 29, 2009
Barack Obama talked tough back in June 2008 on getting the job done in Afghanistan. Now he's wishy-washy, more worried about Obamacare and getting the Olympics in Chicago than giving our troops the reinforcements his general says they need. See present day photos of the war at Boston Globe's Big Picture:
Violence in Afghanistan has reached its most intense of the eight-year-old war despite record levels of U.S. and NATO troops being sent to fight the Taliban. July and August were the two deadliest months to date for coalition forces, and September is already the 3rd-deadliest, with 38 U.S. deaths - 68 total including all coalition members. With an apparently resurgent Taliban and over 120,000 foreign troops on the ground, and a recent push for the U.S. to consider sending 40,000 more (beyond the additional 21,000 troops still committed but yet undeployed), the situation in Afghanistan could possibly become even more intense in the near future.