1. Our Texas superstars reporting in regularly ... I worry FEMA will sabotage the Administration - hoping the President has his military men in place - leading and offloading - bypassing all regulatory delay. "They" are calling this a test to the Trump Presidency - they would love to see him fail - 'THEY' will do what they can to make that happen. Political considerations #1 to the feds - locals will be fine. The FEMAs in DC are bastards.
"Some critics said Hurricane Harvey might show the administration the importance of maintaining well-financed emergency response agencies.
"Maybe this will be a moment where they sober up and realize the real-life human impact of those decisions," said Rachel Cleetus, an economist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a science-based advocacy group."
2. The Generals/incestual clique had answers - it seemed - to all questions and objections. they intimidated him - sunlight dancing on their metal chests. They convinced the CIC of their utmost respect for his "instincts" - then did what they'd planned all along ...
"Afghanistan is not a country but an area that is not another country.
Afghanistan is an illusion, a shape drawn on a map, filled with many peoples with different cultures and languages, governing themselves mostly in tribal ways, chased with a deep swill of Islam.
Our goals in Afghanistan should be limited to strategic interests including checking Iran, while combating transnational terrorism. This can be accomplished with small numbers of special operations and even contractors.
Checking Iran includes maintaining airbases and intelligence operations.
The military has already proven for almost 16 years that despite their professionalism and courage, the place is worse now than before. The current military leadership is no more brilliant than previous, and the enemies are stronger, bigger, and more emboldened than ever before."
This is MichaelYon's piece, go there - pics maps bright colors - study.
3. PHX: I wish he cleared up the "many sides" issues - alongside all of his prepared statements it would have been easy.
And, yes, outside my job - I like things peaceful, in order, calm, predictable, conflict free, reasonable and uncomplicated, tied up in pretty ribbons and bows. That should explain some of the above - and why my reactions are so different that most of your.
THE BIG DEAL IS - WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE TOGETHER.
Speaking of pages, I just gone one... will write more later, babies. Have a magnificent day!!