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Liberals Vow to Spank Obama

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrive for the state arrival ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. Associated Press photos (Associated Press photos)
President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrive for the state arrival ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. Associated Press photos (Associated Press photos)

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrive for the state arrival ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. Associated Press photos.

"President Obama is days away from announcing a new Afghan strategy, but his immediate battle could come from liberals within his own party who are vowing to "spank" the president for committing tens of thousands of more troops to the eight-year conflict.

In a prime-time speech Tuesday from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Obama is expected to announce that he is sending up to 35,000 additional troops to Afghanistan beginning next year.

The figure is short of the 40,000 troops his top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, requested -- but enough to anger many congressional Democrats who oppose any potential troop surge, arguing that the mission is too expensive and lacks a clear objective.

Nothing like ending the day with a story from Fox news. I do this as a favor to my left bank friends, who may be drowsy from too much turkey and trimmings.

Do you think Obama can craft an Afghan strategy that will garner wide support?

 




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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