Video here. The man had different political advisers then, of course. And, just a reminder, the man who chastised President Bush in 2008 for not sending more troops to Afghanistan, calling it “urgent”, now says he’s really, really close to reaching a decision on what to do with his hand-picked military advisor’s troop recommendation, given him last August. And if you need a further reminder, this same man told the nation on March 27th that he and his advisers had been carefully studying the situation in Afghanistan “from the day I took office”. Apparently, that three month study didn’t reach as far as whether to send in more troops – they forgot.
But don’t say he’s dithering – the man is being deliberative. Is it too late to re-elect Jimmy Carter?