Why is Obama being criticized for waging the war in Afghanistan when he clearly stated that he supported that war when he was campaigning?
What one has to ask is why he was against the Iraq War when everyone, including the Clintons, and many of his own fellow Dems in the Senate were for it, thinking that Sadaam had weapons of mass destruction that were a threat to us, Israel and many Arab countries. He opposed the war even though he thought they had WMDs. At the time he opposed it, no one was aware that Bush and Cheney were fabricating the data. That only came out later and made him look prophetic.
Yet he supports the escalation of war in Afghanistan against the Taliban, who were never a threat to us. And if he rationalizes that the Afghan war is against Al Qaeda, then he better be prepared to go to war in every country where Al Qaeda has set up shop. And that could be almost every Muslim country on the globe.
Arnold W. Levine
Boca Raton, FL
Dec 12 2009 - 4:55pm