30,000 Additional Troops

Unlike Iraq, Afghanistan has never been a war of choice. There are many reasons why we have struggled in Afghanistan, most of which revolve around Bush's decision to focus on Iraq over the people who actually attacked us. These troops should have been deployed into Afghanistan over Iraq years ago.

This may be too little too late, but I support the president on this decision. As I said to a friend today, we're left with the choice of pulling out or escalating and the former scares me slightly more than the latter.