Thursday, November 12, 2009

Afghanistan Revisited

MSNBC:
President Barack Obama does not plan to accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, pushing instead for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over responsibility to the Afghan government, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

I thought that accusations of dithering where overblown, but this does concern me. The administration's response has been that the president isn't waffling, he's sitting down with everybody to think things through and make a good decision. Well, when I hear that after all this thinking the president rejected all the options presented to him then I think there are only three possible explanations:
  1. He is dithering.
  2. He didn't adequately communicate to his staff what types of plans he wanted.
  3. His staff is incompetent.
All three seem likely, especially number two because I doubt there's a teleprompter for him in the war room, and none of them are comforting.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Add to your 3 choices that this was "leaked" by the White House to the AP.

Mrs. P

Anonymous said...

Totally forgot. Didn't he win a Nobel Peace Prize for how he's handled the war in Afghanistan?

Mrs. P

 
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