Thursday, June 24, 2010

Petraeus back to front

Rolling Stone seems to be getting its mojo back. Last year it scored Matt Taibbi's Vampire Squid. This time around it helps General Stanley McCrystal suicide bomb his own army career. Not only is the Afghanistan campaign now longer than the Vietnam quagmire. It is also officially messier.

General Petraeus takes over from McCrystal. Let's hope the COIN does not drop. There is still a belief in bits of the military that the US can bomb, obliterate and bribe their way out of AfPak. The grunts certainly think so. There may be no happy endings in all of this, but it would be nice to avoid the grand tragedies as well.