Sarah Palin: Obama Is Dithering With Afghanistan Decision
“His plan comes up short. There’s not enough troops, not enough resources and not enough urgency. What President Bush and Senator McCain don’t understand is that the central front in the War on Terror is not in Iraq and never was. The central front is in Afghanistan and Pakistan where the terrorists who hit us on 9-11 are still plotting attacks seven years later.”
September 9, 2008
Obama attacked McCain and Bush for not sending enough support to our troops in Afghanistan.
But, that was just his campaign speech:
As for another hot-button issue — Afghanistan — where 68,000 U.S. troops are currently deployed, Palin said the president should follow the advice of Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
“To listen to McChrystal, to listen to the appointee that President Obama asked for, the advice from,” she said. “McChrystal gave the president the advice and said, ‘We need essentially a surge strategy in Afghanistan, so that we can win in Afghanistan. And that means more resources, more troops there.’ It frustrates me and frightens me — and many Americans — that President Obama is dithering around with the decision in Afghanistan.”
Related… Tom Cotton, who served in Afghanistan, discusses the Afghanistan myths at The Weekly Standard today.