I have this really great suggestion: How about we just bring the troops home? Hopefully, they’d be a lot safer here. Plus, think of the money we’d save!
Seriously, for those of you who believed Obama when he set a deadline, go back to bed and wait for Santa Claus:
WASHINGTON – Gen. David H. Petraeus on Tuesday left open the possibility of recommending that President Obama delay his plans to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan next summer, if the new commander can’t turn around the stalemated war.
“There will be an assessment at the end of this year, after which undoubtedly we’ll make certain tweaks, refinements, perhaps some significant changes,” Petraeus told a Senate panel of the battle plan and the timeline Obama has laid out.
“I want to assure the mothers and fathers of those fighting in Afghanistan that I see it as a moral imperative to bring all assets to bear to protect our men and women in uniform,” he said. “Those on the ground must have all the support they need when they are in a tough situation.
Bring them home. Bring them home, bring them home. Stop this dastardly war, restore some sanity to our society.