Now the president is taking his time?

I see that President Obama is "weeks away" from making a decision on whether or not to send additional troops to Afghanistan as Gen. David Petraeus has requested. The general has requested 40, 000, but Obama is analyzing the amount and whether to send half, a fourth or none.

Funny how he can ram legislation down Congress' throat for stimulus bills, automobile-industry and Wall Street bailouts, etc., but he will need weeks to decide on an increase in troop strength to Afghanistan. Perhaps, because he couldn't ram the health-care reform down Congress' throat, he'll just take his sweet time about this decision.

Besides, he could use this money to initiate and install his own private, civilian police force that would outnumber our military forces -- the plan that he has desired since the beginning!

William Zimmerman