Oct 282009

President Obama says he will not rush the decision to send more soldiers into harm’s way. I believe him. This time he has made a promise he will keep.

We can believe this promise, even though everything else he wants (e.g. stimulus funding, health care takeover) is an urgent necessity that requires immediate action to avert catastrophe. Now is not the time to debate whether we are sending health care into harm’s way. Now is not the time for delay on that front. But now is the time to consider, very carefully and slowly, what we should do with Afghanistan.

And we can believe this promise even though his delays are putting those soldiers who are already in harm’s way in the way of even greater harm.

I can appreciate his quandry. There is no good solution. Not that that is going to stop him from invading and conquering our health care system.