In an early attempt to appeal to the Joe-5-pack crowd (those red-blooded 'mericans who never saw a war they didn't like) the Democratic front-runners are trying their best to sound bellicose. Obama now says that:
America must urgently begin deploying from Iraq and take the fight more effectively to the enemy's home by destroying al-Qaida's leadership along the Afghan-Pakistan border.
Al Qaeda was initially formed with backing by the CIA beginning with Carter, and about the only reason anyone anywhere remembers the group is that Shrub has spent his entire two presidencies assuring the world that Osama has all the resources, power, and charisma of Beezlebub himself. And now we're supposed to leave Iraq and turn our attention to the Afghan border?
Obama! Afghan doesn't have oil. No one cares about it. You need to go back and take Geopolitics 101. If the U.S. sends its entire army chasing after one feeble Saudi rich-kid and fails to find him, we're going to make this guy into a hero for decades. Twenty years from now, they'll be selling Osama t-shirts on the LA beach front and writing movies about his daring escapades. Forget about appealing to Joe-5-pack. Joe won't vote for you anyway.