Sunday, March 25, 2012

Guaranteed Loser 

"The Obama government was discussing options with the Afghans including a warrant-based approach or possibly allowing Afghan judges to review raids before they took place, the U.S. official said on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations." The foregoing quote is from an article in the Chicago Tribune on March 20.

Roger Kimball at PJ Media commented on this in a post that ran March 22, titled "How to lose a war, Afghan desk". In it he posits a couple of alternative scenarios of how this might work, neither of which is good for the US effort. They're actually a bit funny, in a morbidly cynical way. I agree with his conclusion. You should go read it--it's only five short paragraphs.

I'm reminded of this quote, which you can find in the left sidebar if you scroll down: "People who try to be sensitive in a war have a tendency to die, and to take their nations with them." -- Steven Den Beste, 21 Sept 2002. It was true then, is true now, and will be for eons to come.

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