Maybe it's just me, but on the day President Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize it seems strange to be discussing whether he will send an additional 40,000 U.S. troops to fight in Afghanistan.
That timing aside, the Los Angeles Times reported today, "Key Democrats on Capitol Hill warned Thursday that a decision by President Obama to send more troops to Afghanistan could trigger an uprising within the party, possibly including an attempt to cut off funds for the buildup."
One of those key Democrats is Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, who favors a timetable for withdrawal.
Feingold appeared Thursday on CNN and said the President would be committing a "very serious error" if he went along with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's recommendation to send up to 40,000 more troops.
"I would take whatever appropriate steps are necessary to try to persuade (Obama) not to do it, including using my vote," Feingold said on CNN's "Situation Room," as reported on Wispolitics.com. "It's time to start thinking about how we disengage from this situation... the appropriate strategy is to draw down in Afghanistan."
More of his remarks are HERE, along with comments by Rep. Dave Obey, D-Wausau, who also rejects the so-called Afghanistan surge.
Obey said, "The military cost alone would approach a trillion dollars or more.... I do not believe the American people will buy it. A policy that is not sustainable is no policy at all; it is a Hail Mary pass that even Brett Favre would be highly unlikely to complete."