Afghanistan Bananistan: The 10 Point Plan

Yep. John Kennedy derided and ultimately allowed the assassination of Diem & Ky, allied leaders in Viet Nam. Lyndon Johnson, with the help and advice of his "insider" Republican Secretary of Defense, McNamara--than whom there has been no more stupid and vicious SecDef (see Project 100,000)to date--incrementally reinforced troops in Viet Nam, always with too few to get the job done, just as BO and his "insider" Republican SecDef, Gates,are doing now.

The perpetual sophomore from Occidental who thinks he the smartest person in the entire world because he was able to transfer through affirmative action to Columbia, the most anti-American, leftist school in the Ivy League,is doing in foreign policy what he is doing in domestic policy--following universally failed ideas and procedures from the past.

If SecDef Gates has any sense of pride, he will resign now so that he won't be looked on as the loser McNamara--father of the Edsel and retreat in Viet Nam--is.

Posted by St. Thor at March 29, 2009 11:12 AM

See what I saying about schaden was out offreude, Gates always seemed to be more the Clark Clifford type, the establishment's proxy, pro Iran,skeptical of the counterinsurgency strategy, Petraeus will probably be forced out first, and a more compliant officer will be put in at CENTCOM, more like AdmiraL Fallon. The precedent is not the fall of Saigon, but the eminently more bloody retreat from Kabul in 1841, which claimed everyone but Dr. Dryden

Posted by narciso at March 29, 2009 5:34 PM

That's truly plausible thinking and also truly evil. I'm a Canadian supporter of this war. Surely Obama wouldn't do that? Just thinking and shaking my head. All things are possible..... Yeah, he would screw our soldiers over. Unprintable.

Posted by Circe at March 29, 2009 5:58 PM

Seems reasonable. It is against his principles to win a war that is not a civil war.

Let us remember, too, he believes his great vulnerability is a vital military. It is. Weakening them requires more than cutting funding. Defeat and demoralization would be accelerants.

The Russian military was greatly weakened by the First World War and so was not an impediment to Lenin.

Adolf, though, had the same military problem as the Obama. He dealt with it through loyalty oaths and popular public support.

I do not yet see where the Obama will be successful in neutralizing or winning over military and police. But he has a plan, I've no doubt.

Posted by james wilson at March 29, 2009 7:21 PM

On #10:

Seems they're working in reverse (normal for gov't.).

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"WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate defense committee chairman says Pentagon budget will include large, painful cuts. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said Tuesday that major program cuts will not be pushed off until the 2011 budget, but will be included when Defense Secretary Robert Gates sends his spending plan to the president later this month."

Feel safer yet?

Posted by JD at April 2, 2009 7:23 AM

Sounds like a plan. Linked.

Posted by Hector Owen at April 4, 2009 1:19 PM