Comment Last Three
October 05, 2009
Why are so many of our soldiers dying in Afghanistan? Is it the wrong military strategy, low troop level, or other issues. In my opinion, it is a combination of factors.
One day after an attack in Afghanistan killed eight American soldiers, President Obama's national security adviser downplayed both the importance of U.S. troop levels and the possibility of a Taliban return to power. National security adviser James L. Jones suggested that Gen. McChrystal's call for more troops must be tempered by diplomatic considerations as the president weighs how to deal with the 8-year-old war.
"Well, I think the end is much more complex than just about adding 'X' number of troops. Afghanistan is a country that's quite large and that swallows up a lot of people," the retired Marine general said on CNN's "State of the Union." "It would be, I think, unfortunate if we let the discussion just be about troop strength. There is a minimum level that you have to have, but there's, unfortunately, no ceiling to it," he reiterated in a separate appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation." He also said political progress was essential and criticized the Afghan government of President Hamid Karzai as making insufficient progress.
The reasons for more dangerous attacks are below:
1. Lack of good government policies from the Afghan government and Karzai
2. Increase of Iran's involvement with money, equipment, supplies, and personnel
3. Increased and coordinated efforts by the terrorists to attack in Afghanistan
4. Lack of US military strategy due to limited resources
5. Lack of US military support from the administration
6. Lack of security and economic development with government graft in Afghanistan
The US cannot leave Afghanistan as we did before. We must stay and help the country in its efforts toward Democracy and stability. Afghanistan has always been a violent and uncontrolled country and its citizens must help with its effots to move into the modern world. We have to support Afghanistan due to our national security interests.
November 22, 2008
Why is President-Elect Obama selecting Senator Hillary Clinton for Secretary of the Department of State? Doesn't she have more power and a longer political career as a US Senator form New York? She safely has this senate seat as long as she wants it and can spend the rest of of her life as a US Senator.
What would motivate her to switch her "safe seat" and political career to a position where she serves at the pleasure of the President and can be fired at any time for any reason? Is she just tired of living in NY and of being in the senate? I do not think so.
Hillary Clinton has her political sights on a higher office and sees the opportunity to create a bond with Obama for the near term. Yes, that means that she wants to be the future Presidential candidate for the Democrat Party.
The strategy is that she will serve as Secretary of State for four years. Vice President Biden will only serve for four years and be given the boot. She will then run with President Obama in four years. Then after being Vice President for four years, she will then run for President in eight years. This is the plan.
If President-Elect Obama has a good four years, then Hillary thinks that she will have the best chance to become President by being his Vice President. This combination in four years will be hard to beat if the Democrats do well over the next four years. However, this will be a real challenge due to the fact that Obama and the current Congress are very liberal and will try to implement their liberal agenda.
Hillary Clinton is making a strategic move to become President in eight years.