That was eight months ago. Flash forward to today, when the general Obama handpicked to run the operation in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, has called for yet more troops. What is Obama’s response? “There is no immediate decision pending on resources, because one of the things that I’m absolutely clear about is you have to get the strategy right and then make a determination about resources.”

So, General Obama is of a mind that you fight a war for a while and then decide on a strategy? Interesting.

More interesting, though, is that all the strong talk about the “right war” and “war of necessity” that must be “waged and won at all costs” has suddenly vanished along with Congress’s and the left’s appetite for this war or for any war.