This is the highlight of the speech. And it clinches my support for the President’s policy. Some believe that an effective strategy can be carried out without the military commitment. I do not share that view. Like the President, I belive the military component is critical. But it is important that the Obama Administration understand that it is not enough. And it is imperative that the PAKISTAN situation be addressed adequately. Indeed, the Afghanistan situation can never be successfully addressed without the adequate implementation of a Pakistan strategy that can work.
Nowhere does he address the basis for his beliefs about Pakistan. Loose nukes? One might guess, based on Armando’s innuendoes about the border region. seriously, second-hand innuendoes are worse than first-hand innuendoes.
Your arguments pro-Obama-re-Afghanistan are so sloppy as to not elicit serious refutation. Let me send your portrait to sadlyno.com, and maybe they could photoshop you into some appropriate period costume.
Your current argument is quite beneath you, I hope you realize. Go Gators!
Oh, here’s his argument, such as it is: