“Team Obama Divided, Public Strongly Opposed, to More Troops in Afghanistan”
The public and media are souring fast on Obama’s Afghanistan policies, and the higher-ups in the Administration are naturally reacting to this pressure. Let’s take advantage and push our Afghanistan work, hard! Check out this article in the Huffington Post from Just Foreign Policy’s Robert Naiman.
Top officials of the Obama Administration are divided on the expected request of the Pentagon for more troops in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports today. Leading the opposition is Vice-President Biden. Biden has the wind of public opinion at his back. McClatchy News reports that 56% of Americans oppose sending any more combat troops to Afghanistan, with 35% in favor. Women oppose sending more troops by the lopsided margin of 60-30. The first step to ending this war is stopping its escalation.
Uh-oh, better revise the headline. “More troops in America” is actually what we want, not what we strongly oppose.
Thanks Fred — good catch!