There’s been a lot of liberal angst over Obama’s rumored escalation, but early word is it is in fact an exit strategy. If that’s the case, then it sounds like a good decision to me. Meanwhile, the additional troops, I presume, will try and give breathing room to the central government.
I wouldn’t support staying unless there’s a checklist of things to do. If he gives us that, then this sounds great to me.
For all the angst over Obama’s (lack of) results, I must say that I think he’s doing a good job in his process of decision making. Ultimately, that will add up to tangible good results over time.