Today on ABC Senator Diane Feinstein said she didn't understand why Obama would have selected GEN Stanley McCrystal and then not listen to his recommendations. The equivocating Obama is neither advocating a buildup nor a withdrawal. Obama is not listening to his left or his right. Obama is indecisive and doesn't have any idea of what to do. In the mean time while Obama remains indecisive our young soldiers are dying and the United States is giving up ground.
Late last week after being breached by the Taliban, American forces closed a base in Kamdesh. Obama's indecisiveness resulted in the death of 8 American soldiers. The commanders on the ground gave up hope and abandoned the remote post. Obama's weak decision making is the direct result of local Afghan's losing hope. Even SEN Feinstein says "And the mission is in serious jeopardy."
Every day that goes by without Obama making a decision will make it more difficult to accomplish any of Obama's objectives if he has any. Feinstein says "I'll tell you what I said. I reviewed all of the intelligence and looked at the situation, and it was pretty clear to me that violence was up 100 percent, 950 attacks in August. The Taliban now controls 37 percent of the people in the areas where these people are. Attrition in police is running 67 percent, either killed or leaving the service. " Violence in Afghanistan is only increasing with almost 1000 attacks while Obama sits on his hands attempting to vote present.
Obama a leader does not vote present. When a leading Senator from your own party calls you out for being indecisive it is time to step aside and allow leaders tell you what to do. Obama's indecisiveness can not be allowed to continue. Being a weak leader is no excuse for allowing soldiers to die. Being a weak leader is no excuse for abandoning the people that are looking to you for stability in a war torn country. Obama your weak and indecisive leadership has brought the world much closer to a world war than resolving regional conflicts. Mr. President you are emboldening our enemies and making America and the world less safe. We are at a crossroads Mr. President and the world is awaiting your decision.
Mr. president you have three choices and the status qou is not one of them. Mr. President you may chose between a counter terrorism choice of which even Feinstein says won't work. You may chose to withdraw which you yourself said was not the right path. The only other choice is a counter insurgency strategy. The worst thing you can do is equivocate and make no decision at all. Your lack of leadership is costing lives.