The Obama Administration Should Listen To Dianne Feinstein

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 12, 2009

She has the right idea on Afghanistan:

Senator Dianne Feinstein told me this morning that President Obama must approve General McChrystal’s recommendations for an additional 40,000 troops on the ground in Afghanistan.

“I don’t know how you put somebody in, who is as ‘cracker jack’ as General McChrystal who gives the president very solid recommendations and not take those recommendations if you are not going to pull out,” Feinstein told me on ’This Week.’ “If you do not want to take the recommendations then you put your people in such jeopardy.”

Would that more people in the Congressional Democratic caucus agreed. If they did, the Obama Administration could take action immediately and give General McChrystal the troops he so obviously needs, instead of dithering around, waiting for more political cover before doing what clearly must be done.

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