During the campaign last year Obama said that the war in Afghanistan was the war of necessity, the war that must be won. In March he repeated this mantra and appointed a new General, MacChrystal, to carry out his strategy. Now General MacChrystal needs an additional 40,000 troops to carry out the Obama strategy. So what is Obama doing? Shuffling his feet. It appears he is imitating Michael Jackson's moonwalk: Moving backward while appearing to walk forward. In doing so he assures humiliating defeat in Afghanistan, a resurgent Al-Queda, and more 9/11s.