Afghanistan, U.S. economy: Obama woes
The Kansas City Star
President Barack Obama tried Tuesday to pretty up a bad situation, saying “we can see the light of a new day” in the war in Afghanistan.
Sarah Palin would call that putting lipstick on a pig. What new day? What light?
Afghanistan is as bright and hopeful as the U.S. economy, which will be another nail in the tire of Obama’s presidential bandwagon. Can’t you hear the flop, flop, flopping sound of that bad Obama bandwagon tire?
The president stole into Afghanistan late Tuesday to ink a far-reaching agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The post-911, 10 years of U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan already has made it the longest war in U.S. history.
The exit is supposed to happens in 2014. But in Afghanistan, expect the unexpected like the bombing that followed the president’s visit there.
Meanwhile, people back home will continue to pick up the pieces in servicemen and servicewomen killed, badly injured or mentally harmed or unemployed because of the war.
The pullout should occur now.