Last week, former Vice President Cheney accused the White House of "dithering" in its decision on what strategy to pursue in Afghanistan. George Will's relevant smackdown, from ABC's Roundtable this morning:
"A bit of dithering might have been in order before we went into Iraq in pursuit of non-existent weapons of mass destruction. So for a representative of the Bush Administration to accuse someone of taking too much time is missing the point. We have much more to fear in this town from hasty than from slow government action." (emphasis added)
Amen. The last thing we need is a hasty, hotheaded, kneejerk escalation in the Graveyard of Empires. I don't pretend to know what the answer is in Afghanistan, other than that I don't htink there is an easy or good option at this point. Whatever we end up doing, I just want there to be an actual plan and a clear picture of what "victory" or "success" looks like.
So by all means, President Obama, dither.