This whole thing was reportedly leaked to wikileaks by an apple cheeked young soldier, one incarcerated now for the same crime of leaking information
to wiki. To me he sounds like a patsy.
I think a "Code Red" was put out on Obama and this war.
Orders from Mc Crystal (as the Jack Nicholson character) carried out by those fiercely, and ultimately loyal to him.
Maybe the General has seen enough, and is so disillusioned or disgusted with this war strategy - he wants to end it. The only way he can. Alert the
Perhaps he knows it is not a winnable fight, a bad plan. If Gen. McCrystal is
trying to end the war I have to give the guy a thumbs up.
Between us though, the man has an emptiness in his eyes that is foreign, somewhat avian and more than a little frightening to me.
Now John Kerry is suggesting that if we leave, Taliban will occupy and Al-Qaeda will follow. So what? If we weren't arming every farmer signing up
for a gun we would not be effectively arming Al-Qaeda.
Like any gun in any home, statistically it is more likely to cause the death of a loved one, than your enemy. These guns will be confiscated by
warlords...as all guns are, I think they can smell the metal or the sulfur and alas, few are good people.
I suggest we take all the big guns, tanks and weapons back and come home. Pay people there for information only when it is accurate. Keep an eye on
them that way. There's always the unsavory, but connected, looking to make a buck.
If we are going to arm anyone...
give small easily concealed pistols to the women in schools...
let them distribute them to like minded women,
for personal protection only.
And give them shovels.
[edit on 27-7-2010 by rusethorcain]