Sunday, June 27, 2010

I Told You So...

From Britain's The Independent:

"The last post: McChrystal's bleak outlook

President Obama lost patience with Runaway General's failed strategy...

Sacked US General Stanley McChrystal issued a devastatingly critical assessment of the war against a "resilient and growing insurgency" just days before being forced out.
Using confidential military documents, copies of which have been seen by the IoS, the "runaway general" briefed defence ministers from Nato and the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) earlier this month, and warned them not to expect any progress in the next six months. During his presentation, he raised serious concerns over levels of security, violence, and corruption within the Afghan administration. "

This policy, which was inextricably tied to McChrystal, has been a colossal failure. As I said a couple of days ago, this cowardly general found himself a way to escape before he could bear the blame for what he has wrought.

Funny, isn't it, that we had to hear about this from an English newspaper. Apparently none of our own media outlets think that the American people might like to know about it.

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