03 December 2009

One More Try

Quote of the Day:
On reflection, Obama was saying something quite simple: one more try, guys...He has put Petraeus and McChrystal...on notice: prove your case.

As always with Obama, look a little deeper. He has made the very best of a very bad situation. And he is playing a long game for a win or a necessary withdrawal or both. I retain all my doubts; but I give him and Gates and McChrystal and Clinton and the troops all my support for the two years ahead. This much he and they deserve.

One more try, guys.
-Andrew Sullivan's take on President Obama's decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan.