Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sen. Carl Levin interviewed on "Face the Nation" Nov. 29

CBS -- Michigan's Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke on "Face the Nation" (CBS) today, Nov. 29, 2009, concerning the anticipated troop increase in Afghanistan. President Obama is expected to announce the increase in an address to the nation this Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Interviewed by CBS News' Harry Smith, Levin said whether President Obama gets Democratic support for the increase "depends on the purpose of the mission and whether additional Americans there would help build numbers in the Afghan army."

Read the CBS news article on Sen. Levin's statements and see also the accompanying video.


Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Take this to the bank:

We will lose the war in Afghanistan. Every human being who is dying for this cause is dying in vain. England and Russia learned this lesson a long time ago. You would think…N­ever mind.

Suffice to say, I don't receive half the information Obama receives. I don't read all of (or any of) the Presidential Daily Briefings that are placed on his desk every morning. Maybe he knows something that I don't. I am not doubting that as a distinct possibility. But from where I sit it would seem to me that this president has failed to learn the historical lessons taught to us by the administrations of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson - lessons involving bold action in times of economic crisis, and the utter folly of trying to win wars that cannot be won.

I want to believe in this guy but the sad fact of the matter is that I am quickly losing confidence in my president. Where the heck is all this change I could believe in? Are the Republicans still in charge? What gives?

Tom Degan

Keweenaw Now said...

Thanks for your comment, Tom.