Redeploy, bring 'em home.
It's time for a major, major strategic reappraisal.
As the "fog of war" swirls around the long term impact of the oily invasion of the Gulf Coast, a reduction of the American military presence in Afghanistan is essential for this nation's security.
We must cease living in a fantasy land. Those who seek to fly too high will have their waxen feathers melted by the sun.
It is time for a "rolling reassessment" -- to find a creative way to tamp down Afghanistan.
Without destabilizing the entire region and creating new sanctuaries for terrorism.
That will not be easy.
But ways must be found to reduce the American military "footprint" in Afghanistan, support local and regional accommodations among competing warlords, even to support competing factions from a distance. The Taliban could win complete control, but there may be other outcomes.
Above all to focus American goals on the demolition of Al-Qaeda base areas.
Mr. President, you are not so good at waging war....so focus on the vital ones.....
Crises such as the Gulf oil spill have the potential of doing as much long term damage to the economy of parts of this country as Al-Qaeda.
You have no choice but to win on issues such as the new "Battle of New Orleans" -- and other battles, challenges facing this country.
Learn from the Soviet experience in Afghanistan....Bring 'em home.
Over extension can be the Achilles heel of great nations.
Obama must exercise leadership to protect many more from a lifetime of pain.
Now it is time to win this new "Battle of New Orleans" -- a symbol for many challenges facing the U.S.
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