Paraphrasing famous general Clausewicz, you accomplish objectives and win wars by not prevaricating and dedicating the maximum possible amount of resources to the effort.
With regard to ongoing events in the middle east:
- allocating a larger cache of opinion to politicians at home rather than to commanders in the theater,
- constant PR squabbling between politicians and armchair generals in the public,
- and shuffling forces from Iraq to Afghanistan despite mission objectives not being met,
doesn't seem to be the way to go about things.
Now I was one of those people who was firmly against the war in Iraq (not the same as a general war against 'terror') for various reasons. Now we are there however, I feel that the job should be done right.
The aforementioned points put me in mind that there should be MORE troops in Iraq and Afghanistan (especially the 'Ghan) rather than less.
Am I right?