Catching bin Laden is important, says our top general in Afghanistan.
Apparently, we can’t defeat al-Qaeda until we get this “iconic” figure.
Only 3 problems with this assertion in relation to the Afghanistan “surge”:
1) bin Laden isn’t in Afghanistan.
2) We have no idea where he is, but we think it might be Pakistan.
3) There are less than 100 al-Qaedaniks in Afghanistan, and the 30,000 new troops we’re sending will be fighting the Taliban, who aren’t terrorists but are winning the civil war at the moment.
Gorilla says: “As the late, great Jean Shepherd used to say: Yes, friends, it’s inevitable, sooner or later, we’ll own generals!”