Why Should You Know What Obama’s Afghanistan Strategy Will Be?
President Obama, in an interview with NBC News, about the timing of his Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy decision:
“I think it is entirely possible that we have a strategy formulated before a runoff is determined. We may not announce it,” he said.
There is, it’s fair to say, angst among Obama’s supporters in Congress about what his strategy will be. There is angst among European allies with troops in Afghanistan. There is angst in Kabul. There is angst among U.S. troops on the ground. This comment will aggravate all that. For a president who has endlessly stressed the value of diplomacy, he’s doing a terrible job at shoring up his allies.