It was a big mistake for President Obama to listen to our military leaders regarding Afghanistan. Military leaders are always optimistic that military force will solve everything. It is their nature.
Most of us voted for him because we wanted our troops to get out of this un-winnable war. But he fell into the trap, hoping to get some Republican votes on bills by supporting the increase in troops. Now he is stuck and will be blamed for whatever happens over there; and Democrats will suffer collateral damage in the fall elections.