I liked it when Prez Obama renamed the war in Afganistan the Af-Pak theater. Good move since Pakistan is just as important as Afganistan. Sadly, that's all I like about his efforts there. He's dilly dallying, dithering as the press (and Ann Althouse) often states or fiddle fucking as my dad would say. I remember when Candidate Barry would say "We need more troops, more helicopters, better intelligence-gathering and more nonmilitary assistance to accomplish the mission there", "Afghanistan is a war that we have to win", or "So we don't have a choice; we've got to finish the job". Focus on Al Qaeda and Afganistan, since a troop presence, drone attacks and the CIA were not 'focus' in his book then. That was a long time ago.
I guess letting down gays, women, people against the Patriot Act, people against 'signing statements', people for closing Gitmo, was not enough so now he must now let down the fighting men & women over there and those of us who don't like terrorists, don't like groups that harbor terrorists and want Afgan women to enjoy some freedom.
Give the Marines the tools they need to kick ass and they will. Don't send them into a fight with just their dicks in their hands.