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    chigh

    I'm sure Obama has read David Halbertsam's The Best and the Brightest, and he might be well advised to reread some key chapters on how the military and their enablers led LBJ step by step into Viet Nam.(and JFK before him) Halberstam consistently makes the point that generals always think they need more troops, no matter what the mission. He also makes it clear that generals will always follow direct orders. Therefore, it all depends on Obama. But he can't go looking for consensus from generals. Just give them very direct orders and they will salute and do their duty.

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