Amanda Carpenter of the Washington Times appears irked that Obama has only spoken to his man in Afghanistan, Gen. McChrystal, one time since appointing him.
I don't know. I recall from "The Gamble" that Bush was in frequent contact with Petraeus in Iraq, which surely strained the chain of command above Petraeus. But Bush has been talking with different generals for years by then, whereas Obama is just getting started with a new team.
On the other hand, it will surely dawn on the White House that if Obama shakes up the chain of command and involves himself more directly with Afghanistan it can be spun as Kennedy-esque, and we know that for Dems that is always a good thing.