There’ve been accusations and counter-accusations flying about Obama fiddling while Afghanistan burns. Cheney accuses him of being a do-nothing. Gibb claims Bush did nothing. Jake Tapper looked into the matter and discovered that, while Iraq was a priority, Bush indeed did little with troop requests, struggling to fill them, but only getting bout 1/5 of the way there.
Of course, that truth does little to put Obama into a better position. The entire point of Obama’s year-and-a-half long campaign rhetoric regarding Afghanistan was that Bush was fighting the wrong war, channeling his energies away unnecessarily from Afghanistan, and that it would take Obama to get it right.
And here we have Obama, ten months into his presidency, and he still can’t get it right — on the war he himself tapped as the single most important battle front. No wonder Lucianne is getting reams of hate mail just because she put on her home page that macho picture of Bush in a flight suit. That picture is a brutal reminder that, when it came to his primary goal (Iraq) Bush accomplished his mission; Obama, meanwhile, accomplishes nothing.