Monday, February 16, 2009

Obamanomics Position on Afghanistan

Ponders, a decision is expected "shortly" (this could be days in political talk) on whether

President Obama will increase the number of troops in Afghanistan. Obama's Republican Defense Secretary Robert Gates made a statement that decisions have to be made on this matter. A strategic review is being conducted to help determine the best course of action.

Now I know what you are thinking, "Is this the change we can believe in?", It sounds vaguely familiar to the Iraq situation and the trillions of dollars spent on our activities there.

Obama stated many times during his campaign for presidency that he was in favor of withdrawing troops from Iraq, so far, there is no reason to think that he won't stand by that conviction, the bigger question to ponder is whether those troops will be diverted to Afghanistan.

Unnamed pentagon officials relayed that thousands of ground combat Marines, a marine aviation unit and Army Special Forces could be sent to southern Afghanistan in the weeks ahead.

Money spent on war is money spent on war, regardless of the location. I will be anxious to see how Obamanomics plays this out.

Due to the amount of press the Stimulus bill has gotten, this item has almost been left in the shadows; keep your eyes on it Ponderers, this decision will have a large impact on the American dollar.


  1. Anonymous9:26 PM

    This is dangerous territory. If our president is not careful, we could be heading down another Iraq path.

  2. Anonymous10:00 PM

    I'm just proud to see a president get into office and immediately get to work

  3. I'm glad that he is getting to work. However, I pray that He will seek God in which way to go with this war. I doubt if we will see another Iraq path.

  4. My guess is that more troops will be deployed to the big "A". I don't think he has much of a choice about pulling troops out of Iraq, there has been too much focus on it during the election.