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General McChrystal

Petraeus Redux

June 24, 2010

As to be expected, General Stanley McChrystal was sacked yesterday as the commanding general in Afghanistan.  In his place, President Obama named Centcom Commander General David Petraeus to replace McChrystal. Petraeus is the COIN (counter insurgency) guru who was the mastermind behind the Baghdad Security Plan, better known as the Surge, in Iraq which is [...]

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Obama’s Speech on Afghanistan

December 1, 2009

Here’s what I took from the President’s speech tonight on the future of the War in Afghanistan: “The common security of the world is at stake” says the President, but we’re getting out in 18 months because it’s a rather pricey endeavor.  OK, Taliban and al Qaeda types, just wait until July 2011 and start [...]

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Dear Obama: Can We Have a Plan for Afghanistan Please?

October 4, 2009

Dear President Obama, Can we have a plan for Afghanistan please?  I know things like the Olympics, date-night, and voting “present” on just about all the issues of the day are super, super important for American and the world, but in case the vigor of your schedule has caused the brilliant recesses of your vast intellect to become [...]

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Obama Can’t Be Bothered To Meet With His Generals

September 29, 2009

President Obama touted the importance of the Afghanistan war during the 2008 election campaign.  He consistently accused Bush of ignoring that campaign, and focusing too much on the Iraq front.  Obama promised that when he was president, he would take whatever steps necessary to obtain victory in Afghanistan (wait, we can’t say victory anymore, can [...]

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