Monday, November 30, 2009

Kirk Was Wrong

Contrary to James T. Kirk's famous statement in "Wrath of Khan," I do believe in the no-win scenario. And unfortunately, Barack Obama is stuck in the middle of one with his Afghanistan policy.

On one hand, conservatives who wailed at Obama’s hesitation to immediately give Gen. McCrystal the 40,000 additional US troops he requested earlier this year are now—as Obama is on the cusp of giving him 30K—the same parties cynically bitching over the war’s cost and duration with various Democrats.

In one respect, I don’t have much sympathy for Obama’s position as he wanted the big shoes, and now has them. Yet by the same token, following an American presidency that was arguably the worst of the past century is a job I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

Sorry, Jim. I like your talk show, but you’re wrong on this one.

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