By Donald A. Moskowitz
December 15, 2009
Bush was castigated for the Iraq war, but it was Rumsfeld who promoted the "shock and awe" war of taking Iraq with 125,000 troops (Rumsfeld originally requested 75,000 troops) when General Shinseki, the Army Chief of staff, said we needed 250,000 troops to subdue the Iraqi military and the countryside. The General was correct and the result was the military mess in Iraq. General Petraeus finally got enough troops into Iraq to do the job.
Now, President Obama has added 30,000 troops in Afghanistan to try to decimate the Taliban and al Qaeda. We are in Afghanistan and have to win the war or we risk the emboldenment and potential attacks of terrorists throughout the world.
I am pleased President Obama is showing some leadership.
Donald A. Moskowitz
Received December 14, 2009 - Published December 15, 2009
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