Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Coulter 10/20/09

"Necessary Wars" Versus "Wars of Choice"

My take on Ann Coulter's latest. Her column was published on Townhall.com.

Summary: Obama is having difficulty deciding on the new strategy in the Afganistan War. Should he try to win it? Should he accept a status-quo quagmire? Should he cut and run?

The difficult choice Obama faces in Afghanistan is entirely of his own making, not his generals' and certainly not Bush's. It was Obama's meaningless blather about Afghanistan being a "war of necessity" during the campaign that has moved the central front in the war on terrorism from Iraq -- a good battleground for the U.S. -- to Afghanistan -- a lousy battlefront for the U.S.

My Views: There's a lot of reasons for leaving. A winning strategy does not appear to be in sight.

I am surprised that Obama has got to this point without knowing what to do. He's had a lot of time to learn about this issue. Certainly, when he ran for President last year, he gave the impression he knew what to do. There's been no real changes there in the last few years, so why's he having such a problem coming to grips with this?

Anybody who is as hated as Ann Coulter is must be doing something right. She is very right-wing but every left-wing blogger would love to write like her. I hate rants; opinion pieces must argue from the facts. Pay attention to how she uses facts and draws politically incorrect connections among them. People would do well to think and not just be outraged.

Here's her Wiki bio. Her latest book is at the right.