The Scariest Line From Obama’s Afghanistan Speech

Did you watch President Obama’s speech last night on the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan? I found the following line particularly troubling considering it came from the person whose own party’s brand of “nation building” has tanked the economy:

“America, it is time to focus on nation-building here at home,” Obama declared.

Er, we already had a nation built here at home — at least until Obama and the Democrats started dismantling it brick by brick — but I guess he’s still in that “fundamental transformation” mode.

Glenn Reynolds:

Well, coming after two years of nation-wrecking, it would be a nice change. Though I’m afraid Obama will do for America what he’s done for Afghanistan — massive corruption and no rule of law. Come to think of it, maybe it was the other way around…”

My own take on Obama’s decision is that he’s simply looking at the Afghanistan opinion polls and knows he needs every last approval point he can muster heading into 2012.

In 2008, “candidate” Obama said “we have to finish the fight in Afghanistan, the central front on terror.”

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