P4 was apparently a tactically brilliant nation builder/pacifier who attracted an intelligent soldier who wanted to be within the circle and launch a career off those insights.
This is a subject to revisit in 20 years.
Who is in charge of gunrunning to radical Islamists?
CNN, instead of trying to find out why Petraeus isn’t testifying this week and what could possibly be wrong, launches into this puff piece, which gives faint praise to Obama during the period discussed, if indirectly.
Gee, I am surprised. Not.
CNN, too funny, after Odumba’s win, I think i’ll get my news from Pravada, or better yet North Korea!
He had a good idea in Iraq. It hasn’t worked so well in Afghanistan but he applied it anyway because it was HIS good idea.
He was OK as a military guy. Not a genius. Although I’m pretty sure he thought he was a genius.
Afghanistan has lasted long than WWII.. so there have been no Generals worth spit there.. NONE..
They are all idiots.... -OR- a few could just be morons..
Totally hamstrung by politics.. including George Bush..
MAybe politics emasculated including being morons..
In reality, just as Westmoreland's troop buildup had crushed the Vietcong, the politicians decided to withdraw, leaving the field open to a conventional invasion from the North. In Iraq, as in Vietnam, I'd argue that the insurgents were never in a position to to win, and the main threat was one of invasion. The difference in Iraq was that there's no way Iran could have invaded, without us responding, given the stranglehold on Gulf oil resources it would have given the Iranians.
Soon, the next few years, good decent men and women won't want anything to do with the military......
Yes, Petre-ASS, you DID chnage the military, but not for the good.