President Obama has a lot on his plate right now, but his first and most important job is not community organizing, but nation protecting. He needs to make some decisions on what he plans to do in Afghanistan, the war that he said we "ignored" in favor of Iraq during the last administration's time in office.
It is more than worth winning the war in Afghanistan. We need to find the right levels of spending to make our military work. The Heritage Foundation put this chart together to track defense spending over the past 40 years:
Again, I completely understand the immense pressure and responsibilities President Obama has to deal with, but this is what presidents are expected to do: make tough decisions. They don't just give flowery speeches trying to sell public option health care to union workers in Ohio, or grant soft-ball interviews to ABC and Telemundo.