We Americans pride ourselves on doing the right thing. No, things do not always work out the way we wish, but we always do things that we feel are in the best interests of the United States first, then the world.
The subject here is Afghanistan. Our President, Barack Obama made a pledge to ramp up the "true" war and defeat terrorism. His campaign was all for it, even slamming George Bush for not doing more in Afghanistan but concentrating on Iraq. Okay. Let's take him at his word.
Now comes the time for President Obama to suck it up and do the right thing.
Afghanistan sent an envoy to Washington to ask for more troops. Let's be clear. They are not coming out of the blue. They are not coming on a dream. They are coming because of what was promised. Are we going to let our promises slip away like we did the promises to Poland and the Czechs? We hope not.
Here is a quote from Ambassador Said Jawad, “Wavering will cause confusion among our allies and partners in Europe and frustration among the Afghan people.” "target=_new" Exactly.
Why is Barack Obama wavering? Because he is beholden to special interest groups who are pressuring him to get out of Afghanistan. But he needs to stand his ground. He needs to do the right thing. He needs to reiterate why Afghanistan IS the right thing. What will he be trusted for if he backs out on this?
Toss your friends aside and appease your enemies. That's the wrong thing. We urge you to write to President Obama and tell him to keep his promise to the Afghan people.
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