Tho I had a strong preference for Obama over McCain, and am not tremendously disappointed by the Obama presidency (so far), I never expected him to doing anything radically peaceful viz mainstream US foreign policy (aggressive imperial capitalism at the point of guns w/ veneer of electoral “democracy” and calculated dose of human rights). A surge in Afghanistan will be his first major blunder and might drag him down the sorry road that LBJ took w/ Vietnam.
Here’s a good video that points out the major fallacies and weaknesses behind a military solution in Afghanistan.
Obama should hear from us. We do not approve.