When George W. Bush finished his term in office, he handed Obama, an Afghanistan that had problems, but some what stable over portions of the countryside. Obama came in, and changed SOP’s, no firing unless fired upon, no missile strikes when civilians around and movement of troops to stationary duties, civil projects, and stoppage of small-footprint offense. Guess what has happened folks, his liberal war-fighting policies have increased death toll for civilians and soldiers, and this is his fault, clearly. This would be front page news, if George W. Bush was in-charge, but nothing from the MSM on this. We need agressive force to quell the violence, not timid response, with a large-footprint. I am sorry for the guys and gals fighting this one.