Instead he spoke in measured phrases, recognizing the emergence of a new danger but not exaggerating it. Rather than warn of mortal peril, he said he was “more confident than ever about our country’s future.”
So this criticism about presidential plans and sense of urgency is misplaced?
His plan comes up short – it is not enough troops, and not enough resources, with not enough urgency.
But who cares what some rookie US Senator without any foreign policy experience thinks, right?
What was Senator Obama thinking when he urged a sense of urgency and more troops when President Bush announced 4,500 more for Afghanistan in Fall 2008?