Sunday, February 22, 2009

Obama Botching Afghanistan

President Obama waited four weeks to call Afghan President Hamid Karzai. That's odd given Obama's designation of Afghanistan as ground zero in the war on terror. Also, Obama phoned Karzai after his announcement of a 17,000 troop increase.

Why is Hamid Karzai on the outs with U.S. leaders? Karzai challenges the use of U.S. force within his country. The latest U.S. airstrike killed 13 civilians and 3 militants. That's an Israeli like ratio. Afghan civilian deaths rose 40% in the last year. Bomb first, ask questions later.