Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Petraeus' Replacement Pledges to Request Slower Afghanistan Drawdown if Conditions Deteriorate

Lt. Gen. John Allen, the Marine who will most likely replace  Gen. David Petraeus as the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, has pledged to request a slower drawdown of U.S. troops if he deems that conditions are deteriorating. 
"Mmm, yeah, about that drawdown..
I'm probably going to have to go ahead and
ask you to stay a few more years. Mmmkay?"

Hmmm..If I were a gambling man, I'd bet that he will make that request before September of next year. I could be wrong, of course.

But even if I am wrong, and 33,000 U.S. troops actually are withdrawn before the end of 2012, we'll still have about 68,000 American troops and 20,000 private security contractor personnel who work for the Department of Defense over there.

So any hope you might have had that the end of America's longest war could maybe be somewhere in sight -- we'll, just forget about that. War is the new normal, silly.  


  1. Yes war is the new normal, unfortunately. I just seems to go on and on like a freaking nightmare. I wonder when we will grow a collective pair and nullify the funding we send to our 'representatives.' I guess you have my email, but just in case Would like to hear form you.

  2. Umm..What does the "Principles of 98" mean?