Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL) published a great piece on Red County today, urging President Obama to listen to our military commanders. Please see the following excerpt:
Eight years ago, the United States led an invasion of Afghanistan with the purpose of hunting down and defeating Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida and its extremist allies. However, the war subsequently took a back seat to the conflict in Iraq.
Over the last two years, we have seen attacks and deaths dramatically decrease in Iraq, and now Afghanistan has become the focus of America’s international policy.
The question that faces Washington today is whether President Obama should listen to his generals in Afghanistan and increase troop levels or pursue a different policy.
This week marks almost 2 full months since the top Afghanistan commander, General Stanley McChrystal, asked for a troop increase after a full assessment of the situation in Afghanistan.