Gen. Barry McCaffrey, like me, wonders what the plan is in Iraq and seems to recognize that, in fact, there is none.
And so, he wonders, following the food drops, what happens when the Iraqis trapped on the mountain by ISIS finish the food?
McCaffrey appeared with an equally skeptical Chuck Todd of MSNBC:
These are political gestures using military power . . . It looks to me like a lot of this is internal U.S. politics to show we’re doing something.
I mean, if you want to use military power, you have to write down your objective and then use decisive force to achieve your objectives. So I’m a little dismayed at what we’re up to here.
Right. Why must we keep learning the lesson of Vietnam over and over again?