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RedState Confused on Troop Increases

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http://www.redstate.com/haystack/2009/12/03/struggling-to-muster-strength-for-supporting-obamas-afpak-strategy/

The Cheney doctrine of keeping the number of troops small so that they could be deployed quickly didn’t work in Iraq or Afghanistan. It took Cheney/Bush four years to admit the fact in Iraq to begin increasing the number of troops and they never did in Afghanistan. Obama is doing what should have been done in 2002.

The Cheney doctrine was a failure. The Republicans pushed out the only person with military intelligence in their administration – Colin Powell whose intelligent doctrine, known as the Powell Doctrine, was to use overwhelming force to get the job done.

RedState is wrong again. But I don’t think I’ve found one place where they are “right”.

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Written by skepticalthinking

December 4, 2009 at 12:53 am

Posted in Republicans, Right-wing nonsense

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