Saturday, May 16, 2009

Obama needs to define victory

President Obama needs to sit down with his foreign policy team and figure out what the short and long term objectives are for all the military units in harm's way. Whether in Iraq, Afganistan or elsewhere we need a victory plan.

In Iraq, victory should be defined as crushing the ability of the terrorists to control that country, and allow the Iraqi government to stand up on it's own as an independent government. We should share this burden with the United Nations and pay for that convienence.

In Afganistan and Paskistan, we should root out and destroy the Taliban and then get out of the region.

It is important to use our power wisely. That includes having a defined mission, and a commitment to winning.

No comments: