Goodbye War In Afghanistan?
A leaked report by General McChrystal to be presented to Obama this week looks like the beginning of a crucial turning point when it comes to Afghanistan. It labels the overall strategy basically a complete failure as it exists. While McChrystal stops short of requesting more troops in it, he's expected to do just that.
With liberal Democrats already beginning to make noise about leaving and public support becoming a growing concern, it seems clear Obama is going to have to make some key decisions. Any bets on what he'll do? I can't say I'm prepared to claim we'll be leaving just yet – but if Obama's campaign talk of exit strategies when it comes to troublesome wars is any indicator, I wouldn't be surprised if that's the way we go. Stay tuned.
The current US military strategy in Afghanistan is not working, America's top commander is expected to admit in a review to be presented to President Barack Obama in the next few days.
According to reports leaked to the BBC, General Stanley McChrystal will liken the US military to a bull charging at the matador-like Taliban and slightly weakened with each "cut" it receives. The review is also expected to confirm that protecting the Afghan people against the Taliban must be the top priority. US officials have spoken openly about the failing war effort in Afghanistan and McChrystal's report will be a distillation of their strong misgivings.