Don’t Worry About that Ending the War Promise
It turns out our President-elect now agrees with Bush, McCain, and General Petraeus. He isn’t actually going to take the troops out in 16 months. He plans to leave tens of thousands of troops there, he is just going to rename them. They will apparently change from “combat” to some sort of training force, a capacity many are serving in right now.
Don’t get me wrong, I think that just about everything Obama has done so far makes more sense than everything he said he was going to do during the campaign. I guess this is just another case of campaigning from the edges and governing from the middle. Clinton did it, Bush did it, and now it looks as though Obama is going to do it. It is fine with me. I can’t wait to hear all of his supporters defend this change though.