President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign late Thursday released a Hollywood-caliber campaign film, 16 minutes and 56 seconds of Tom Hanks-narrated footage that trumpets Obama’s achievements since taking office three years ago, highlights the challenges still ahead—and never once mentions America’s longest war, the conflict in Afghanistan, by name.
Remember the 2008 campaign? Remember how Obama told us that the problem in Afghanistan was that we “took our eye off the ball” in Iraq? The solution was simple, he said. By ending the war in Iraq, we would refocus on Afghanistan.
Here is Senator Obama in 2007…
“We went into Iraq, a war that we should have never authorized and should not have been waged. … It has … allowed us to neglect the situation in Afghanistan.”
So. Iraq is over. Why is he neglecting the situation in Afghanistan today?