From Jennifer Loven at the Globe & Mail:
Mr. Obama tried to brace the U.S. for tougher sacrifices ahead in Afghanistan, where he said the national government is limited and terrorists still find places to hide and hinder coalition efforts.
An estimated 33,000 U.S. troops currently are in Afghanistan, and the Pentagon is expected to almost double that presence. So just as Mr. Obama is planning to pull troops out of Iraq, he is sending more into Afghanistan.
“I do not have a timetable for how long that’s going to take,” he said. “What I know is I’m not going to allow al-Qaeda and (Osama) bin Laden to operate with impunity, planning attacks.”
It’s not as simple as that Mr. Obama. You’re buying into the war that you voted against, George W. Bush’s war – different country, same war. I dread watching you find that out.