Very recently President Obama approved sending approximately 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, his first significant move to change the course of the war against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda – a war that his closest military advisers have warned him that the United States is not winning with the current tactics and force levels. About 8,000 Marines are expected to go in first, followed by about 9,000 Army troops. This represents a 50% increase in our force levels in Afghanistan, which was 34,000 troops.
A surge by any other name is still a surge. Strange, that President Obama no longer has a problem with such things when he’s not running for office against a Republican.
The Liberal Media (MSM) has been largely conciliatory in their reporting of Obama’s war in Asia Minor – when they haven’t been utterly silent on the topic. There’s little signs of outrage on their part over this escalation of violence by Obama, unlike their near constant ranting about the same topic under the Bush administration.
Why are we not being inundated by anti-war coverage from the MSM outlets? Why aren’t we seeing one contrived interview after another with protesters demanding that President Obama “bring the troops home?” Is the media – in love with- and well-controlled by Obama – effectively silencing dissent, or is there no actual significant dissent for them to silence? Are the Liberals finally tacitly admitting that they have no real objection to America’s efforts against terrorism and that their only issue was with President Bush?
Perhaps Obama has certain advantages. Perhaps a Black President can kill Brown people with greater social impunity than a White President can.
No matter what the reasons are for this disparate coverage and level of outrage over Bush’s and Obama’s prosecution of the War on Terror it’s still disgusting. It starkly points out the prejudice, ethical failings, and utter lack of patriotism of the Left in America. If – and that’s a very big “if” – this was wrong when President Bush did it, then it’s wrong when President Obama does it. If it is right when President Obama does it, then it was right when Presient Bush did it.
A surge by any other name is still a surge.