“When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war.”

(noon. – promoted by ek hornbeck)


General McChrystal admits stunning defeat.

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  1. “When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war,” General McChrystal dryly remarked, one of his advisers recalled, as the room erupted in laughter.


    • Edger on April 28, 2010 at 2:35 am

    “One more fix will fix me forever”.

    • banger on April 28, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I see it as more of a playground for government contractors and Pentagon planners who want to try out new techniques. the military isn’t serious about “winning” anyway that’s not the point of the whole enterprise. Afghanistan is a place to manufacture “enemies” and then find ways to kill them that are interesting to the execs and officers. It’s a military outpost meant to be close to, India, China, Pakistan, Iran and the central Asian republics.

    Militarily there is a stalemate and it will continue as it’s designed to do.

    • ANKOSS on April 28, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Is there anyone who really believes that conducting “offensives” in Afghanistan makes one bit of difference to anything other than the bottom line of weapons makers?

    The military, the press, the politicians, and most of the general public, have agreed to pretend that Afghanistan is a “good war,” when everyone knows that it is an absurd farce.

    The last time this scale of bad faith was on display in America was the Vietnam War. I thought it would never happen again, but I was very wrong.  

  2. way. They ought to show the insurgence the power points so they will know they have lost and we won. The world is so absurd that no fiction can capture the insanity. Hard to grasp that these sociopathic killers who are such fools run the world and are so armed and dangerous that all you can do is laugh while you weep. The whole apparatus of power from the pols and the military to the owners of the place, has the same mentality as the potty mouthed kids on South Park, sans Stan. The power point slides and congressional hearings, along with our politics not only are theater but bad theater.        

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