Monday, Nov. 29, 2010

McChrystal's War Plan

Eight months after taking office, President Obama ordered General Stanley McChrystal, his new commander in Afghanistan, to review the entire war. From McChrystal's report, Obama learned that without more troops and a drastic change in strategy, the war would be lost. The only problem is, we all learned that too. Watergate legend Bob Woodward proved he still had it by penetrating yet another Administration, obtaining 66 pages of the report and posting them on the Washington Post website. Caught between a rock and a hard place, the President approved nearly all of McChrystal's requests, proving that you can bring hope and change, but keeping a lid on it all is another challenge.