President Barack Obama does not plan to accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, pushing instead for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over responsibility to the Afghan government, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
He got the damned study from his commanding general in the country, spent a month playing games refusing to 'officially' receive it, then started playing more games to delay, and now this.
Among the options for Obama would be ways to phase in additional troops, perhaps eventually equaling McChrystal's full request, based on security or other conditions in Afghanistan and in response to pending decisions on troops levels by some U.S. allies fighting in Afghanistan.
If he doesn't know that we can't count on most of the allies we have there, he's far more stupid than I think he is; Gordon Brown won't even supply enough choppers for his own damned troops, for instance. British troops and others are fine fighters when they're allowed to be; but most of their governments have deliberately hamstrung them. And this 'eventually' means "Drag it out as long as possible so I can find a way to cut and run without calling it that." Or so I'm convinced.
Obama's top military advisers have said they are comfortable with the pace of the process, and senior military officials have pointed out that the president still has time since no additional forces could begin flowing into Afghanistan until early next year.
A: YOUR fat ass isn't being shot at, and dealing with IEDs, I'm sure you're very comfortable.*
B: Every Effing Day you clowns delay a decision means the enemy gets another day of thinking you don't want to win, and it encourages them; and Every Effing Day makes getting any additional troops there drag farther and farther out. And makes it that much harder for them to get the damned job done.
Update: thoughts on the matter from Uncle Jimbo
I am not an expert on ret. LTG Eikenberry, but his ideas seem to be complete fantasy. His last tour in country was as Commander of Combined Forces Command- Afghanistan from 2005-2007. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that when things there went completely into the shitter?
*Am I being unfair? Maybe. Right now, I don't care.