Congratulations! to Sec. Def. Chuck Hagel; General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. [US Top Commander In Afghan]; and Senator Lindsey Graham, for severely reprimanding the indolent, insolent, ingrate, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan!!!
Americans can and do complain (guilty as charged) about our military/civilian systems, but on occasion, the USG/military respond appropriately, and often in concert, with the explicit outrage of the American Citizenry.
I promise that I am not losing my edge but I do have to give credit where credit is due …..
My comments are based on what I read this morning in the NYTimes about Afghanistan (posted article earlier).
“Frustration with Mr. Karzai was clear in the alert known as a command threat advisory [CTA}, sent on Wednesday by Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to his top commanders. His [Karzai] remarks could be a catalyst for some to lash out against our forces—he[ Karzai] may also issue orders that put our forces [SOF] at risk the advisory read.”
The article goes on to specifically delineate the problem discussed in the CTA [my words] by clearly stating the following words:
“Mr Karzai’s comments about Bagram Prison [which HK wants to take away from the USG] …is Inflammatory speech and warning US to guard against HEIGHTENED INSIDER ATTACKS BY AFGHAN FORCES against Westeners, as well as OPPORTUNISTIC TALIBAN violence”.
Sidebar: I have modified some of the above sentence to make it more clear to my readers.
In concert with Gen. Dunford Jr’s warning, Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina warned Karzai directly:
“I am perfectly capable of pulling the plug on Afghanistan!”
Please, Senator Graham, on behalf of the Millions of Americans who are barely able to make a living and are working two to three jobs please PULL THE PLUG AND GET US OUT OF AFGHANISTAN!!!
Sidebar: I don’t know Senator Lindsey Graham; but I do know that throughout his tenure as a senator, he has never boasted about having served in the Iraq/Afghan region as a Reserve Officer. Unlike some other self promoting, ersatz military hero senators who love to wax Proustian, recounting In Search of Lost Time. Please read the original French version of this incredible Jewish, French, Homosexual writer, Marcel Proust. It’s worth the effort!
“Les Memoires Des Temps Perdues”, a stream of consciousness about life and the sensuous evocations of solitude.
Suggestion: Senator John McCain, you don’t need a steady stream of publicists, books and TV drama to restructure your false narratives about the Hanoi Hilton-- just read Proust's book and accept it’s conclusions.
Please, remember that I was on the other side when the FBI were instructed from above, not to present you with FBI warrants for an “Arrest”-- on charges of “TREASON”.
So stop your nonsense where you commissioned a TV show to celebrate your 40th year anniversary of your captivity in the Hanoi Hilton. It’s insulting to 11 million men, who were drafted for that Vietnam War.
Enough! with these desultory discussions about John McCain and now back to the main point of this post.
I just want to conclude with the following points:
 Get rid of Hamid Karzai ASAP! He is mentally ill and has a documented history of bipolar illness just like Jess Jackson Jr from Illinois. Hospitalize him or RETIRE HIM!.
 Let’s get out of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria!
We don’t belong in any of those countries.
The CIA and ill-advised civilian leaders led us into these unnecessary conflagrations for selfish political/financial purposes. So dear Generals and Senators, let the US bring back our brave warriors in one piece and not in bits and pieces in a body bag.
Thanks again to NYTimes, Chuck Hagel, General Joseph Dunford and even Lindsay Graham. America can work when it wants to and I think everyone is getting the message: We want out!