Apparently, Petraeus's slide explaining how the transition should work in Afghanistan. I miss the acronym heavy environment that is NATO. Anyhow, it is interesting to see what Petraeus is pushing against:
- decisions based on preferences of the folks at the top (Obama, NATO, Karzai).
- time-based (milestones, not benchmarks).
- just pulling out.
- transition for transition sake.
Mike Lombardi, formerly of the National Football post and now at the NFL's website and network is fond of repeating the maxim that hope is not a plan and the two should not be confused. Well, is this a plan or is this wishful thinking? I lean a bit towards the latter. And I am not optimistic about the parliamentary elections next month.