From ABC World News, 11/11/09:
CHARLIE GIBSON: We understand he’s raising new questions about a number of plans that are in front of him. What new questions are there to be asked after all this time?
MARTHA RADDATZ: Well, you would think he’d be through with the questions, Charlie.
Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times (11/15/09):
Barack Obama is in danger of giving deliberation a bad name.
David Broder, Washington Post (11/16/09— headline: “Enough Afghan Debate”)
It is evident from the length of this deliberative process and from the flood of leaks that have emerged from Kabul and Washington that the perfect course of action does not exist. Given that reality, the urgent necessity is to make a decision — whether or not it is right.