From the Indianapolis Examiner (an African-American centered newspaper) comes this story:
"We've got to get the job done there," he said of Afghanistan. "And that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there."
As one who personally knows a battalion commander currently stationed in Afghanistan, I feel totally comfortable saying: The Illinois senator's statement is not true. We are not indiscriminately air-raiding villages. Period.
The senator seriously needs to stop talking about things that he knows nothing about. My suggestion to Mr. Obama is for him to get on a plane, go there, and see first hand what is going on there, before he makes any more reckless comments. I would think that his slide in the polls would tell him that his mouth is hurting him, as it did John Kerry in 2004. It's what he gets for playing to the hard left base that is against anything military.