President Obama has ordered 13,000 more troops — sorry, “support personnel” — to Afghanistan:
In an unannounced move, President Barack Obama is dispatching an additional 13,000 US troops to Afghanistan beyond the 21,000 he announced publicly in March, The Washington Post reported.
The additional forces are primarily support forces — such as engineers, medical personnel, intelligence experts and military police — the Post said, bringing the total buildup Obama has approved for the war-torn nation to 34,000.
I’m not a military expert, but it seems like if there’s already a security problem, sending more people who need security and not enough to provide it is only worsening an already dicey situation.
General McCrystal asked for approximately 40-60,000 troops in order to do the job in Afghanistan and has since gotten 13,000 — slowly. In fairness to Obama, he is dispatching those 13,000 troops along with a copy of the movie “300.”
Look for the ear-splitting rhetoric to escalate into a full-blown joke while men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan are dying for Team Obama’s freedom to be so incredibly misguided.
Obama’s thin-skin toward a media that, for the most part, was in his pocket so much during the election that he used to get them mixed up with his car keys, has turned the Obama Administration into a Hugo Chavez Lite of sorts (1/3 less strong-arming).