Tuesday, January 6, 2009

More trouble for Obama

The president-elect has said that he will escalate U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan, in order to fight terrorism there. Yet another prominent progressive voice today, though, has come out against this--see the NY Times' Bob Herbert:

"What Mr. Obama doesn’t need, and what the U.S. cannot under any circumstances afford, is any more unnecessary warfare. And yet, while we haven’t even figured out how to extricate ourselves from the disaster in Iraq, Mr. Obama is planning to commit thousands of additional American troops to the war in Afghanistan, which is already more than seven years old and which long ago turned into a quagmire."

Is there anywhere that liberals are willing to fight the enemy?
Will Mr. Obama be able to take this criticism? And overcome it? Or will he cave? Only time will tell.