WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama scrapped plans Wednesday to cut American forces in Afghanistan by half before leaving office, a dispiriting blow to his hopes of extricating the U.S. after 15 years of fighting. He said he'll leave 8,400 troops to address the country's "precarious" security situation...Blair may come off as a conniving lickspittle, but he at least stood up in ways we don't get to see in America's political school yard. "Obama said his goal was to ensure the next president...." what an obscenity! War as foreign policy: I apologize to the Americans who will die and those who will be held in a "terrorist" thrall in times to come. And that's not to mention the "collateral damage" inflicted as part of one politician or another's bid for patriotic cred that will get him or her re-elected: They're brown people -- who gives a fuck?
Obama said his goal was to ensure the next president has the foundation and flexibility to fight terrorism there "as it evolves." [boldface added]
Shame, shame and more shame. But children don't do shame, do they?