Apologizing for the Commander-in-Chiefs apparent lack of ability to command, the Washington Post wants you to know that Gen. Stanley McChrystal is not Douglas MacArthuractually, he loves the fact that the President is taking his time with American lives.
Acknowledging that the White House and others are reexamining our goals and objectives in the Afghanistan war, McChrystal called the process a very detailed policy-level debate that is incredibly important and incredibly healthy.
The Czar strongly doubts that Gen. McChrystal looks on the faces of dead Marines under his command and thinks Well, at least were having a healthy policy debate about this. The Czar suspects he wants to go out there and torch the mofos who did it.
Gen. McChrystal added, I dont think that if we align our goals and our resources that well have a significant problem. Exactlyand what he means to append to that is …aligned to my requests, that is.
The President continues to delay, ponder, review, shift policy, and basically procrastinate on doing anything that could save lives of American military and Afghani civilians starting today.
Already we are seeing serious consideration of something called the Biden Plan, which calls for special-forces-style quick strikes and Predator drone attacks to finish up the job in Afghanistan. This is complete crap, and Vice President Biden should be quick to explain why his plan would be any less disastrous than the completely fumbled Clinton Plan, which tried exactly the same thing in Afghanistan in 1998-2000. Why Bidens exactly-the-same strategy would succeed over Clintons the-mess-that-strengthened-the-Taliban strategy reminds one of the popular quip about insanity defined as doing exactly the same thing the same way but expecting different results.
The President continues to delay, ponder, review, shift policy, and basically procrastinate on doing anything that could save lives of American military and Afghani civilians starting today. Compromise equals failure. Everything short of total committal of intent will prove to have disastrous consequences. These are not the Czars opinions; they came from a slim presidential candidate convincing America he knew more about military decisiveness than either his decorated opponent or his experienced predecessor.
Secretary Gates continues to echo that the President is loathe for anything less than total success on Afghanistan. However, two not-unrelated events concern the Czarthe first is that the President is not shutting down any dissenting talk from the Democratic party about drones and pull outs. But Gates is shutting down any talk that the President supports General McChrystals need for more troops.
But this censoring of military opinionwell within the call of the Defense Secretary, by the way, for very good reasonscomes with another Obama adminstration press secretary clarification that smells bad. When asked if Sec. Gates was calling out Gen. McChrystal specifically, Gates press secretary answered He is not the only voice thats been out there.
Really. So who else in the military is taking exception to the Commander in Chief? How many of them are there? What do they think?
And, really, who is in charge of the Afghanistan war, and when will they start getting to work?
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.