The popular version of the current issue about if and when to sent more troops to Afghanistan per Gen. McChrystal's request is one that cast the Gen. in a bad light. It is told in a way that makes the Gen. seem to be going around the chain of command in seeking his request's approval.
So far, we are getting the story that the Gen. asked for more troops, and other things, to be sure, but, Pres. Obama has to determine the proper strategy before deciding on whether the Gen. was correct in his request.
But, the truth is that Pres. Obama had set his strategy in March. It was based upon that strategy that Gen. McChrystal sent his request to Pres. Obama.
Now is the time to follow through on that strategy.
Yet, it is becoming increasingly clearer that the President is unable to make a decision and keep with it. When he does make up his mind it is only a matter of time before he changes it and then cannot decide.
Also becoming clearer is President Obama's indecisive manner of making decisions. He waits until his indecision polarizes those involved.
Thus insuring the galvanizing of the reason for his decision. Almost without fail the opposite of whatever he said in his campaign. A campaign that has yet to cease.
Alas, Pres. Obama has all he needs to make the decision that goes counter to all he said in campaign mode, and he will make the most of it, too.
And not one of the statist-minded media will call him out on it !
UPDATE: I didn't see this until after I posted, but, wow, to think that I was on the same wavelength as Pamela Gellar.........................nirvana
UPDATE: This isn't gonna change a thing