President Barack Obama recently stated his intention to increase
With all the controversy surrounding the Iraq War, many have remarked that the Afghanistan War has become a forgotten war in some respects. Until the last few months, the media definitely had focused more on
I guess I can understand that point of view because the mainstream media has the resources and power to influence the public's attention span. If the focus is on one story night after night, it sucks us into it.
However, this approach has done a tremendous disservice to the troops serving in
With the president's decision to boost
This may be an odd example, but I fear that we may be witnessing a playing out of the Aesop fable titled 'The Tortoise and the Hare.' In that fable, the tortoise and hare raced each other. The hare was convinced of his invincibility and ran out to a substantial lead.
However, the tortoise kept slowly plugging along, and eventually won the race because the hare lacked the commitment to do what it took to win.
Could this now be happening? The
Despite being routed, the Taliban regrouped and slowly began re-establishing itself. Eight years later, we are fighting the same people we thought we had vanquished.
Perhaps the question we should be asking is whether or not the American public will have the backbone to be patient while this war unfolds. Remember, President Obama has not presented a specific timeline regarding how long our commitment in
If this commitment lasts for years, will the president be dragged down by it?
President Bush was certainly dragged down by
Because the paper has been so friendly to Obama, I am not anticipating any knee-jerk reactions from it regarding
However, as long as we are in our recession, I believe most of
I can't decide whether that is a good thing or a bad thing.