Managing The ConflictPosted: June 21, 2011
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s long-awaited decision on how many troops to bring home from Afghanistan this summer is overshadowing an impending change of arguably equal importance to the course of the war: the departure from Washington and Kabul of senior U.S. leaders with years of experience in managing the conflict.
…Obama’s decision, to be announced Wednesday, on how to fulfill his promise to begin a withdrawal of U.S. forces in July. He made that pledge in December 2009 when he announced he was ordering an extra 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan…
You don’t hear many calls to End the Wars. What you hear instead is that “we” need to “manage the conflict” with a “different strategy.” Uh huh. Should be interesting when the whole goddamn mess collapses like a cheap taco. I’m looking forward to it.