What is it about the self-aggrandizing nature of presidents who serve during or precipitate their own wars? One needs only look at the puffed-up GW Bush for an easy explicit example of the phenomenon. Also, apparently, Barack Obama has slipped into that mold. Last evening he could have boldly announced the end of our ‘combat mission’ in Afghanistan and ordered 95% of our troops home by Christmas or VE/VJ Day. But no. No backbone, no courage- just political maneuvering for a second term.
Pathetic does not cover it all. Barbaric, idiotic or ghastly would be proper adjectives for his ‘decision’ yesterday.