Originally Posted by KCWolfman
So the POTUS was wrong all along and this is not a "War of Necessity"?
I think he said that just to get elected, because anyone who advocated anything but more war in the election cycle would have been marginalized by the establishment.
For that matter, I think any president who took over, whether McCain or Obama would have been in a no-win situation. The only way we can win in Afghanistan is with a WWII type of effort where we draft an army, line up some allies, and take and hold the place region by region. There simply is not the will in America to do that. It's just not there.
It could have happened, but Bush spent all of the national and international political will to do this on Iraq, a country that wasn't even involved in 911, while leaving our troops in Afghanistan to languish until the next guy came up with a solution.
It's really disgusting the way our government is operating, and that Congress isn't reeling this thing in. It's not suprising though. Congress has been significantly weakened since we took the Senators away from the States.