This would be a good time to visit a 'crystal ball' kind of prediction:
Back on September 7, as the President was suddenly focusing on the Afghan war (you know, the war against the folks who really attacked us on 9/11) as a way of diverting attention from Iraq, I wrote:
Terrorism and the Afghan War:
At the end I predicted, based on past elections, that the new focus on the Afghan war was an election related smokescreen:
So that explains a lot of why, with the election less than nine weeks away, we are suddenly seeing such a renewed focus on the war in Afghanistan right now.
Sure, conservatives will express shock at my questioning the President's motives.
All I'd say is, be sure to continue to ask him about the war in Afghanistan in November after the election and December.
Because I bet that by Christmas, Afghanistan will be relegated to the same second thought that it has been over the past few years. Hope I'm wrong, but that's what I expect.
Well, Christmas is here, and the focus is on... Iraq.
What really bothers me about this is that what the President and his advisors once again used as election campaign fodder isn't the usual stuff about abortion, guns, gays, etc.-- I can handle that-- but wars which involve the deaths of thousands of people (including hundreds of Americans), to say nothing of the aspirations and hopes of millions of people.