Keep the gray away
The month of October has shaped up to be the most violent and deadly for American troops in Afghanistan, and Fox News has a "countdown" as to how many days President Obama has let Gen. McChrystal's request for 40,000 additional troops sit on his desk.
Thursday was Day 60. Fox, always bending over backwards to be "fair and balanced," uses the calendar as a tool to mock the president showing his inability to make decisions. Afghanistan is no longer 'Bush's War,' especially if Obama gives the general what he says is necessary to win, or at least maintain the hell on earth experienced now.
I don't feel sorry for Obama, as he campaigned hard for the job and won it against stiff competition and odds. But, decisions such as money for Wall Street, banks or General Motors pale in comparison to sending young men and women off to a war that is inherited, being fought for dubious reasons and has a nebulous endgame.
That's why U.S. Presidents' enter the White House with dark hair on Inauguration Day and leave years later with white hair and deep wrinkles.
Paul D'Argent, 37209