Wednesday, August 17, 2011
At a time when President Obama tours the Midwest in a bus, extolling the virtues of “shared sacrifice”, the U.S military estimates $360 million in U.S. tax dollars has ended up in the hands of insurgents and criminals in Afghanistan.
Instead of ending the decade-long war in Afghanistan — the longest in U.S. history, the Obama administration’s inexplicable strategy has been to tripled the number of troops in the conflict and award U.S.-financed contracts to Afghan businesses to help improve quality of life and stoke the country’s economy.
I find it disturbing that at a time when unemployment in the U.S. is 9.1% and Americans overwhelmingly say the country is headed in the wrong direction, President Obama is concerned with the quality of life of the Afghan people.
Perhaps, Barack Obama should run for president of Afghanistan in 2012?