Peace Candidate?

Obama campaigned as a peace candidate. Why then the surge the troops in Afghanistan? Why is the USA, despite being unable to afford two wars, despite there being no military threat from either Afghanistan or Iraq, still occupying Afghanistan and Iraq? Ego and pride. Obama does not want to be perceived as losing a war. So he is willing to sacrifice tens of thousands of people on both sides of the conflict, to create the illusion the USA was able to beat these two tiny countries into abject submission. What he wants to do is impossible because, for Muslims, this is a religious war — ejecting the great Satan. For them, resistance is more important than life itself. They will not give up until every last one of them is killed and even then there are a billion Muslims from all over the world to take up the struggle.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)