And about Afghanistan

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

The main­stream me­dia once again has shown it can’t be trusted to ob­jec­tively re­port on mat­ters in­volv­ing this pres­i­dent. When Obama fired McChrys­tal and re­placed him with Gen. David Pe­traeus to run the war in Afghanistan, the de­ci­sion was called bril­liant.

Ac­cord­ing to most ex­perts, this de­ci­sion was a no-brainer. In­stead of slober­ing all over them­selves about Obama, maybe the me­dia should be de­mand­ing some straight an­swers from the pres­i­dent.

Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush was hounded non­stop about his exit strat­egy. Obama sets a timetable with the caveat that it isn’t writ­ten in stone. That’s not a cred­i­ble exit strat­egy: We’re go­ing to leave un­less we stay. The exit strat­egy is no clearer now than it was be­fore Obama.

I just want the me­dia to be ob­jec­tive in its re­port­ing in­stead of act­ing as a sur­ro­gate rep­re­sent­ing the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion. DouG bRown


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