And now they care?
Give us a break. Anybody would know this hurry-up ploy by republicans is a farce.
If it wasn't for Obama, Afghanistan wouldn't even be on the tips of people's tongues.
Before Obama can decide on troop numbers, he has to decide on the new strategy, which will dictate troop numbers. Robert Gates said on Sunday that the wrong strategy would be deadly. Kit Bond clearly hasn't a clue what he's talking about. Obama is the Commander in Chief. He's the one with the thousand foot view. He's the one who considers all of the consequences of our actions in Afghanistan. He makes the decision--not Gen. McChrystal.