Not as tough as his name and mouth imply
A pack of right-wingers sent a letter to the President asking him to escalate the war in Afghanistan. Sure, no problem. We all have the right to ask our Presidents to do anything on our behalf. The problem, as usual, is most of the signers of the letter have absolutely no skin in the game.
Mr. President, you have put in place the military leadership and sent the initial resources required to begin bringing this war to a successful conclusion. The military leadership has devised a strategy that will reverse the errors of previous years, free Afghans from the chains of tyranny, and keep America safe. We call on you to fully resource this effort, do everything possible to minimize the risk of failure, and to devote the necessary time to explain, soberly and comprehensively, to the American people the stakes in Afghanistan, the route to success, and the cost of defeat.One of the letter's signers is Max Boot, a gutless tapeworm that has always stood on the sidelines screeching about the virtues of more combat for more troops. It seems rather pathetic that his experience as a writer and philosopher somehow makes him a 'proclaimed' expert on warfare. But this is the world we live in and just further evidence that the gap between credibility and notoriety is still expanding.
With the continued bravery of our troops, and your continued full support for them and their command team, America and our allies can and will prevail in Afghanistan.
Feel free to ask Mr. Boot to get his goddamn ass into the game since he still has a few years left of eligibility.
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