You know what phrase I love? “Shit, or get off the pot.”
It’s always amused me. But it certainly speaks to what I always told guys when training to be OOD, “Look, whatever you do, make a decision and go. If it’s the wrong one, you’ll find out pretty quick and can change direction, but sitting there doing nothing is rarely the right answer.”
Seems those in the upper-upper-chain of command may not have had such excellent mentorship..
President Barack Obama does not plan to accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, pushing instead for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over responsibility to the Afghan government, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
Having an exit strategy is not necessarily a bad idea. My problem with it is, you can’t plan on how to get out when you haven’t fully committed to going in yet.
That’s the problem. Committing to something. Anything.
If we don’t we’re committing to repeating history.