Thursday, October 01, 2009

Failing to do the impossible

The only reason we’re still playing political patty cake about what to do in Afghanistan—or anywhere else in that part of the world—is to determine who gets the blame for "losing." A popular adage of war says it’s the losers who determine when they’re over. So, the logic goes, as long as we don’t quit, we can’t lose. Hence the "long war."

It’s all about seeing who gets the blame for failing to do the impossible.
--Commander Jeff Huber, U.S. Navy (Retired)
I commend his entire post to you.

Any delusions of "winning" in Afghanistan are just that.

Crackhead neocon hawks have no credibility in a rational world. I hope Obama is not led down their path of futility and more death for no viable purpose.

--the BB

1 comment:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Well put as usual!