Mr. President, listen up dude.

You are the Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces!

When you make the decision to send 17,000 troops into a war zone maybe you should hold a televised press conference and tell the nation why you are doing it. Just a few minutes out of your busy day that's all. Just give us a brief explanation of why you are sending our sons/husbands, wives/daughters into a seventh century hellhole. Just give us hint.

Maybe you could throw in a quick "God Speed" at the end.

Maybe even utter a "God Bless America" just for effect.