Palin's new Facebook note (click on LOTUS icon on the right) calls Obama out on Afghanistan:
For two years as a candidate, Senator Obama called for more resources for the war in Afghanistan and warned about the consequences of failure. As President, he announced a comprehensive new counterinsurgency strategy and handpicked the right general to execute it. Now General McChrystal is asking for additional troops to implement the strategy announced by President Obama in March. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers in harm's way in Afghanistan right now. We owe it to all those brave Americans serving in uniform to give them the tools they need to complete their mission.
We can win in Afghanistan by helping the Afghans build a stable representative state able to defend itself. And we must do what it takes to prevail. The stakes are very high. The 9/11 attacks were planned in Afghanistan, and if we are not successful there, al Qaeda will once again find a safe haven, the Taliban will impose its cruelty on the Afghan people, and Pakistan will be less stable.
Our allies and our adversaries are watching to see if we have the staying power to protect our interests in Afghanistan. I recently joined a group of Americans in urging President Obama to devote the resources necessary in Afghanistan and pledged to support him if he made the right decision. Now is not the time for cold feet, second thoughts, or indecision -- it is the time to act as commander-in-chief and approve the troops so clearly needed in Afghanistan.
- Sarah Palin
I honestly don't understand the President dragging his feet on this. Can you imagine being a soldier over there? You're fighting for your life, and your Commander in Chief is telling you that he's not sure he'll give you what you need, but you're staying there no matter what; pulling out is not an option. Talk about a morale killer.
They've got a rough gig over there, and they're putting their lives on the line so that we won't have to. Kids who were fresh out of high school mowing their parents lawns a few months ago are now dodging bullets so that I can sit here all comfortable and blog about it. God bless our troops, and God protect them. And hopefully Obama will make the right decision on this, because American lives are on the line.
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