You knew it and I knew it.
That the left’s caterwalling about the need to “get serious” about Afghanistan was just a pose.
Escalation is a bad idea. The Democrats backed themselves into defending the idea of Afghanistan being The Good War because they felt they needed to prove their macho bonafides they called for withdrawal from Iraq. Nobody asked too many questions sat the time, including me. But none of us should forget that it was a political strategy, not a serious foreign policy.
There have been many campaign promises “adjusted” since the election. There is no reason that the administration should feel any more bound to what they said about this than all the other committments [sic] it has blithely turned aside in the interest of “pragmatism.”
They’re feeling let down over the multiple broken promises from President Obama and now want one he made to win the hawks over broken, no matter the human cost.
Just like in Iraq, the left doesn’t care about the day to day lives of brown people so long as the Democrats get their domestic social agenda passed.