ASSOCIATED PRESS: Troops, families mixed over Obama’s Afghan surge.

An ex-Marine himself, Thomas said he supports Obama’s surge strategy. But he shook his head when the president announced a 2011 transition date to begin pulling out troops.

“If I were the enemy, I would hang back until 2011,” Thomas said. “We have to make sure that we are going go stay until the job is done. It ain’t going to be as easy as he thinks it is.”

Yeah, if he were dealing with a real enemy — like, say, Fox News — he wouldn’t tip his hand so easily . . . .