Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Then why?

Tuesday's Washington Post reported:

"President-elect Barack Obama intends to sign off on Pentagon plans to send up to 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, but the incoming administration does not anticipate that the Iraq-like "surge" of forces will significantly change the direction of a conflict that has steadily deteriorated over the past seven years."

Then why do it?
Is it simply to quiet conservative critics? To look more "centrist"?