"Cowardice asks the question: 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question: 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question: 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right." Martin Luther King, Jr.
Barack Obama gets a request from his general that a war in which we are currently sending Americans to die requires an additional 40,000 troops within a year or the war will be lost. The request comes in September of 2009.
Here it is almost half way through November 2009 and Barack Obama and his military/political advisors are still mulling over options. One might call this dithering.
There is in Afghanistan a thing known as WINTER, which is now HERE.
So President Barack Obama’s decision has already been made for him – as though he has simply voted “present”.
You are not, if you are sane, going to send 40,000 troops through several feet of snow into blocked passes and flooded rivers and achieve anything of value other than teach soldiers how to wait until spring and get picked off one at a time.
Barack Obama is out of his league and our troops are in danger under his failure of command.
There comes a time when no decision is as bad as the possibility of a wrong one.