This morning, CNN's Christiana Amanpour interviewed Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. When asked his thoughts about the timeline given by President Obama, he stated that there is not an end date, but rather a date for the added troop levels to leave.
Surge. Reduce. Surge. Reduce.
Sounds like a yo-yo diet plan. One that ensures you will remain on a diet the rest of your life. One that does nothing to change the long term "eating" behavior, or provide for "weight stabilization." More of a live to eat, versus eat to live strategy it would seem.
If Karzai is correct, and I believe we have to presume he is, then President Obama's strategy is designed to do nothing more than to get us back to exactly where we are right now. We'll just simply be beefing up for eighteen months for our role in this never ending reality show knowing that the next diet is on its way…so we can then earn the ultimate prize, the ultimate title, the most sought after designation: