Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Strategy Here, A Strategy There.......

Obama seems to have adopted the "remedy of the week" methodology.

WASHINGTON President Obama is exploring alternatives to a major troop increase in Afghanistan, including a plan advocated by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to scale back American forces and focus more on rooting out Al Qaeda there and in Pakistan, officials said Tuesday.

The options under review are part of what administration officials described as a wholesale reconsideration of a strategy the president announced with fanfare just six months ago. Two new intelligence reports are being conducted to evaluate Afghanistan and Pakistan, one official said. --NY Times, quoted in JustOneMinute

Generally, a strategy is successful if and only if it is allowed to work--and it usually takes more than 6 months for the results to be known.

Otherwise, it's called "a tactic."

Let's hope that Obamamamamama catches on before another thousand or so US troops are KIA in Afghanistan.

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