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Old 12-14-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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The process by which President Obama decided on a new plan for pursuing the war in Afghanistan is complete. We are thus in a position not only to reach tentative conclusions about the plan, but also to evaluate the decision-making process and the speech in which the end product was announced.

All three -- the deliberations, the speech, and the plan -- seem seriously flawed.

We have known for a while that the administration's Afghanistan deliberations were taking too long. Now we know why, and the explanation is not pretty.
I realize obama has no military experience, I realize obama has no respect for his military organizations, I realize obama can only apologize for his POVs of history, but it's so obvious he doesn't support the US around the world, it's appalling. At least the CJCS is keeping calm in the face of it all, but I wonder what HIS private thoughts are, as well.

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It is possible that Obama's plan will succeed nonetheless. But the president has not used his three months of deliberations and his address to the nation to maximize the likelihood of success. Instead he has planted the seed of failure.
Failure is going to come at a great expense.

Paul Mirengoff: A flawed process yields a flawed plan for Afghanistan | Washington Examiner (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/Sunday_Reflections/A-flawed-process-yields-a-flawed-plan-for-Afghanistan-8651132-79078367.html - broken link)
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