...Al Qaeda is regenerating along the Pakistan/Afghanistan border. It is long past time to begin to redeploy and rebuild our forces. Our presence in Iraq and the Administration's management of the conflict is diminishing our ability to fight our true enemies, and it is preventing us from addressing needs here at home.Obama told us on Face the Nation below that situation in Afganistan (and Pakistan?) is precarious and urgent, and we should tell the Afganistani's America will stay for the long haul (No timelines or horizons in Afganistan! No talk of retreat from and endless civil war.)
Then maybe Mukasey's call to Congress for a Declaration of War against al Qaeda, the Taliban and associated organizations will give the focus on the foe Obama and Foster believe the Administration's lost.
Also, Obama's Disastrous Interview About Hunting Osama bin Laden at NRO.
Fox has the full interview here. And note these gems... no doubts on his eight to ten year presidency.... great... just great.
Logan: Is this trip partly aimed at overcoming that perception that, you know, there is doubt among some Americans that you could lead a country at war as commander in chief from day one?What say you Bill Foster? Time to call a War a War? Congress can act. Maybe Obama is right.
Obama: You know, the interesting thing is that the people who are very experienced in foreign affairs I don’t think have those doubts. The troops that I’ve been meeting with over the last several days, they don’t seem to have those doubts. So the objective of this trip was to have substantive discussions with people like President Karzai or Prime Minister Maliki or President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years.
And it’s important for me to have a relationship with them early, that I start listening to them now, getting a sense of what their interests and concerns are. Because one of the shifts in foreign policy that I want to execute as president is giving the world a clear message that America intends to continue to show leadership but our style of leadership is going to be less unilateral, that we’re going to see our role as building partnerships around the world that are of mutual interest to the parties involved.
And I think this gives me a head start in that process.
Logan: Do you have any doubts?