Barry Artiste Op/Ed
Sending more troops into Afghanistan, one can be sure is not what Democrats who voted for Obama though would happen, when troop pullouts were Obama's agenda. One can be certain if McCain were voted in as President and did this, their would be rioting in the US streets, crying, whining, and postualtions comparing McCain to Bush, Yet, somehow when Obama does it, all is quiet on the Western (Lety) front. How Typical!
Photo Inset: Afghan children walk next to a convoy of U.S. army armoured vehicles patrolling near Peshad village, Kunar Province, eastern Afghanistan Feb. 14, 2009.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered an additional 17,000 American troops into Afghanistan to reinforce embattled U.S. and NATO forces fighting a deepening Taliban insurgency.
In a statement issued by the White House, Mr. Obama said the decision means the deployment this spring of a Marine expeditionary brigade, with an additional army brigade to follow in the summer.