Ed Driscoll

You Know You've Still Got The Media In Your Pocket

When stories like this are only appearing on sites such as Red State, rather than on the 6:30 PM TV news, as was the case with both of his predecessors named Bush: “Obama plays golf instead of deciding whether to send more troops to Afghanistan:”

For weeks, President Obama has been indecisively dithering about whether to send more troops to Afghanistan to fight what he correctly calls a “war of necessity.” General Stanley A. McChrystal’s report, in which he requests more troops, was issued at the end of August.

The Commander in Chief, taking political heat for not having enough women in his inner circle, found golf a more important political expediency than finally making the Afghan decision. There was so much heat that an article in the New York Times began, “Does the White House feel like a frat house?” Obama apparantly needed headlines proclaiming that he golfs with a woman, more than he needed to make the life and death decision as to whether he will send more troops in support of his “war of necessity.”

General Stanley A. McChrystal’s report, in which he requests more troops, was issued at the end of August.

Obama’s Afghan indecision has gone on for so long, some wonder if Obama has delayed his long overdo decision until after this year’s gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia in order to help struggling Democrat candidates Jon Corzine and Craig Deeds. Others have simply concluded that Obama is ignoring Afghanistan and breaking his vow to fight his “war of necessity.”

Or as Orrin Judd puts it with his nifty headline: “The Plus Fours Have No Emperor.”

Update: Politico, which can at times put partisanship aside for a good news story, has a rare loss of supine reflection leftward.