Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Obama's War of Necessity
On the domestic front, President Obama's biggest challenge this summer has been health care reform but, with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top U.S. commander for Afghanistan, set to pay a visit and, in all likelihood, request additional troops in what Obama calls a war of necessity, the administration's biggest foreign policy issue is about to take center stage. Public support for the war in Afghanistan has declined while American casualties continue to mount. Conservative columnist George F. Will argues that Washington needs to keep faith with those men and women in harm's way "by rapidly reversing the trajectory of American involvement in Afghanistan."