Sunday, October 18, 2009

What can be done to stop this??!!

From today's NYT Magazine:

The magnitude of the choice presented by McChrystal, and now facing President Obama, is difficult to overstate. For what McChrystal is proposing is not a temporary, Iraq-style surge — a rapid influx of American troops followed by a withdrawal. McChrystal’s plan is a blueprint for an extensive American commitment to build a modern state in Afghanistan, where one has never existed, and to bring order to a place famous for the empires it has exhausted. Even under the best of circumstances, this effort would most likely last many more years, cost hundreds of billions of dollars and entail the deaths of many more American women and men.

1 comment:

  1. In addition to being so out of line with his frightening recommendations, McChrystal should be courtmarshalled for going outside chain of command for leaking his plan. He is no better than some of the Bushies he must represent.

    We should be scared....very scared.