Good old Andy. He quotes a military guy on the question of why our military policy re: Syrian border jumpers makes no sense:
We certainly can do what you suggest, and with a handful of guys on the ground. The Bush Administration is choosing not to do so. This may be for reasons we can learn from open sources (e.g., the political fallout from that incident in which the bus full of fighters we bombed was claimed to be a bus full of Mother Theresa clones) or, it may devolve from circumstances we are not privy to.So what he is saying is that it may be a good thing that we do not know why things are being done in a certain way. It may be to our advantage. Kind of like not telling the Japanese in the middle of the war that you have broken their codes. Well Andy has an answer for that:
Good question. I'm sorry but the time when we gave the administration the benefit of the doubt re: grand strategy is over. If leaving the Syrian border open is a choice, we have a right to know why. If we have a "flypaper" strategy, we should be informed by the president. I'm all for keeping operational issues secret, but in a war where public support is crucial, you have to explain overall strategy. When there's an obvious question hanging in the air, we deserve an answer.Even if it means more of our guys getting killed Andy? A true leftist patriot for sure. There was a time when this guy made sense. Gone are the days.
I'd give a link to this crap fest except I've already promoted it way more than such a "kill the troops so we can understand what is going on" idiocy deserves.