Sunday, May 25, 2014

Classy move by President Obama

President Obama's trip to Afghanistan today to meet with the troops was the right thing to do at the right time.  Showing support for their mission and tenacity is only fair.  They have the difficult task of winding down a commitment while protecting Afghanistan's stability and themselves.  Of course some politicians in the U.S. will no doubt accuse him of doing this solely for political purposes, but they say that about any action he takes.  What they say is not important.

Obama did not surround himself with generals when he spoke to the troops.  He did not use this trip as an opportunity to cajole Karzai or Abdullah, or to have major discussions about strategy with our leadership there.  Of course he no doubt received some first hand briefings of value, but it is clear that his primary purpose was to meet with our soldiers on the ground.

It's hard to think of anything more appropriate for him to do on part of Memorial Day weekend. 



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