But a “Peacetime Footing” Is Cheaper!

Ask any ‘Rumsfeld doctrine’/neocon analyst.

The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan failed to follow through as it should have after ousting the government in 2001, said the NATO commander in the country.
The mistake — adopting “a peacetime approach” too early — set the stage for this year’s deadly Taliban resurgence, British Gen. David Richards told Pentagon reporters Tuesday.
He said the international community has six months to correct the problem before losing Afghan support.
“The Taliban were defeated. …. And it looked all pretty hunky-dory,” Richard said of the environment at the end of 2001. “We thought it was all done … and didn’t treat it as aggressively as … with the benefit of hindsight, we should have done.”

One Response to “But a “Peacetime Footing” Is Cheaper!”

  1. mojo says:

    That’s right. We failed to track them down and shoot them like dogs, and now we’re paying the price.

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