In November 22nd, Senator Barack Obama (I have taken to not calling him President-elect until he is confirmed next month) spoke with the President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai and told him that America would commit more troops into the region as soon as Obama is sworn in as president.
Obama was tough on the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan during the campaign, but I am glad that he is keeping at least one of his promises made during campaigning.
What I worry about, though, is that if he is going to immediately add more troops, what difference will it make to our forces? They will be leaving the urban jungle of Iraq for the just-as-deadly hills of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
I see a vicious circle developing. We leave one area to fight another, then have to come back to area one when the bad guys regroup there (or some new region?)
We learned nothing from the Russians who tried to conquer this area. I am all for the good fight, but there comes a time when a country need to defend ITSELF. That has been my greatest gripe about Iraq- when will the people decides that enough is enough and help America rid them of the terrorists.
Anyway, just a side note that regardless for what he says, our future president appears to be the same as the rest. Say what it takes to get elected, then do whatever they want afterwards.
The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?