Although I think that Obama is relatively one of the better things that happened to America lately, I also disagree about him winning this prize. He has not done enough to deserve this. But it’s not his fault he won it, so it’s not something to hold against him.
The Afghanistan and Iraq things have grown to quite complicated matters, all started by our beloved mister Bush… However, as much as I hate war, I can understand why people feel that the soldiers should stay there (or even why more should be moved there). Also in our country (the Netherlands) there are lots of discussions about whether our soldiers should stay in Afghanistan or not. But what’s the other option? That’s allowing the Taliban to seize full power and control again and supress the population. And apart from that, our Dutch soldiers are apparently doing great rebuilding works and other developing projects (so they say themselves) so I do see the value of that (although other sources say that 90% of the schools built get destroyed within a few weeks after they’ve been built).
But the other hand, I don’t think the Taliban will ever give up so you might wonder if the whole operation won’t prove to be fruitless after all, no matter how much time/money/soldiers you invest in it. But Bush kind of left us an ethical and moral obligation to stay there and try to make things right, even though it sucks…
So yea in short… My point is that I understand that Obama will want to sent more soldiers.