But the war is being won, at least according to President Obama, and despite all of the clear evidence to the contrary. His high profile visit comes in the wake of the deadliest November on record and ahead of a promised “policy review.”
Don’t expect the review to actually change anything though. Despite record death tolls among US forces and a recent Pentagon report to Congress conceding that the Taliban is still doing fine, President Obama promised on the flight in that the December “review” won’t lead to any changes in war policy.
The soldiers Obama was addressing in this speech know better: and to make such a statement about the "war being won" and "progress" being made belies desperation on the cusp of madness on the part of Obama.