Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A long time

The new commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen (USMC) to CBS:
"Well, the plan is to win. The plan is to be successful. And so, while some folks might hear that we're departing in 2014 as a result of the Lisbon Conference and the process of transition, we're actually going to be here for a long time," Allen said.
Is Allen making the policy, or is this the word of the administration as well? After all, they put out the 2014 date. If not, we can be sympathetic to the general as the White House strategy or plan, beyond getting elected, is pretty much a mystery. Just as there was no justification for the 'surge', there is no justification for the draw down. All the war is doing is pissing off all the Afghans it is not slaughtering yet, while transferring big buck to the defense industries.

The general must know that "the plan is to win" is not a plan at all, though the idiots at CBS didn't think it worth a follow-up. Perhaps President Drone doesn't know it, but then Barack Obama couldn't plan his way out of a paper bag. Day to day pretty much sums up his administration and his leadership.


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