From the esteemed McClatchy Newspapers D.C. bureau (ie. the same bureau that courageously told the truth in the lead up to the Iraq War), we get this demoralizing news:
Obama to begin backing away from 2011 Afghan pullout date
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has decided to begin publicly walking away from what it once touted as key deadlines in the war in Afghanistan in an effort to de-emphasize President Barack Obama's pledge that he'd begin withdrawing U.S. forces in July 2011, administration and military officials have told McClatchy Newspapers.
When Obama announced his escalation, Obama sycophants everywhere insisted that war critics should shut up because we must just trust the president to follow through on his promise to eventually end the war. If McClatchy's report is accurate - and there is every reason to believe it is - then this should once and for all shut up the sycophants who continue to forward a pernicious kind of Dear Leader-ism that says we must trust the president rather than pressure him.
Beyond that, this announcement oughta end the idiotic debate about who is at fault for the so-called Democratic "enthusiasm gap." When you promise your base one thing, and then make headlines "publicly walking away from" those promises, voters are justified in then walking away from you. It's just that simple.