General McChrystal is sending President Obama a very important message: get serious about Afghanistan or I’m out. Bill Roggio brings us the story:
According to McClatchy, military officers close to General McChrystal said he is prepared to resign if he isn’t given sufficient resources (read “troops”) to implement a change of direction in Afghanistan.
I can’t imagine how frustrating this must be for General McChrystal and his troops. They were charged with a winning a war and defeating the Taliban and by extension al Qaeda but are being undermined by their own Commander in Chief’s ignorance, vacillation, and leftist loyalties.
Now we hear the White House wants to finish reviewing a “new strategy” before it accepts any new troop requests. This is not a good sign for our troops. If the administration still does not know what strategy it wants to implement in Afghanistan even now after it has had control of the helm for almost 9 months, it is because the president isn’t interested enough in the war to have one.