President Obama inherited the situation in Afghanistan when he became President in January 2009. But with his new Afghan strategy President Obama will now have sent more troops into combat than President Bush. It is officially Obama's War and that is making for some strange bedfellows.
When President Obama officially announces his Afghanistan strategy tonight at West Point take a wild guess at two people who can't stand it?
Let me give you a visual.
That's right. Glenn Beck doesn't like the strategy. What a shock right? he doesn't like virtually anything Obama does. Well guess who else doesn't like it?
Visual number two.
That's right. Michael Moore hates it too.
Hey, who says President Obama isn't someone who can bring this nation together? He single-handedly has brought the liberal Moore and the conservative Beck together on this one. Don't they have some sort of Nobel prize for that?
"With just one speech tomorrow night you will turn a multitude of young people who were the backbone of your campaign into disillusioned cynics. You will teach them what they've always heard is true -- that all politicians are alike. I simply can't believe you're about to do what they say you are going to do. Please say it isn't so."
Look folks, this thing is going to get messy. The Republican National Committee endorsed President Obama's Afghan strategy today. Meanwhile, Liberal Democrats are reaching for the smelling salts and mumbling to themselves, "This is not change we can believe in or vote for."
C'mon liberals you need to go back and read the transcript called "The 2008 Presidential campaign." President Obama said repeatedly that Afghanistan is "a war we have to win." Watch his speech in July of 2008 below:
Anytime President Obama can position himself to the right of Nancy Pelosi and liberal Democrats that's a good thing politically for this White House. Sniping on the left is not necessarily a bad thing at all. The problem becomes if that sniping turns into downright defiance and splits the party. The last thing the Democrats want is for this to turn into a scene from the Korean Parliment. Could you imagine the conservative and moderate "Blue Dogs" mixing it up with the liberal anti-war Dems? Watch below to see what I mean: