Socialist, war monger, or both?
As a lifelong Democrat and liberal I find myself in a perplexing position. I am vehemently against Obama's policy of increasing the troop number in Afghanistan. Billion of dollars -- which could much better be spent bolstering our own economy, -- and tens of thousands of lives are being squandered. This is a war we can never win and we are propping up a country that has an illegitimate government, and in fact is ungovernable.
These feelings I have are identical to the ones I had in regards to the Iraq war. I want to feel proud of this president but right now all I see is a classier version of Bush. So I am in the unique position of disapproving of my president for being too far to the right, while Republicans continue to malign him as a socialist. Just how far to the left of center am I?
Posted at 10:38 pm by commish