Monday, September 27, 2010

"Generals Revolt" & Thinking Ahead

Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Jed Babbin has written an interesting article on Bob Woodward's new book and the implications for the future:

How has President Obama mismanaged the Afghanistan war? Bob Woodward's new book counts the ways. There's a president retreating after a "generals' revolt," domestic politics overriding any concern with the war's outcome and -- according to the leaked portions of the book due out today -- much more.

Regardless of how the 2010 elections turn here is a prdiction on what happens next according to Jed Babbin:

The 2010 election will be decided entirely on economic and personal issues. But in 26 months, we will choose a president again. By then, Iraq will have failed, Afghanistan will be irretrievably lost, and Iran may have achieved its nuclear weapons ambitions. Republicans would be wise to focus it on Obama's wars and his irresponsible, narcissistic approach to them.

Is there a war president-in-waiting out there? On November 3, one should step forward boldly.

Jed Babbin served as a Deputy Undersecretary of Defense under George H.W. Bush. He is the author of several bestselling books including Inside the Asylum and In the Words of Our Enemies.

To read the rest click on the title for a link.

As if the economy wasn't a big enough problem!