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Mullen’s Metric For Afghanistan
Posted by on June 24th, 2010

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By Steve Hynd

Chair of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Mullen, has just revealed the key metric being used by the White House and Pentagon to claim that there's slow progress being made in Afghanistan.

"The indicators are moving in the right direction," he said. "It gets darkest right before the dawn in these kinds of operations.

WTF? Have you ever heard a more faith-based metric? Sometimes, the reason it's getting darker is because you've dropped yourself into a really deep hole.

This idiocy is on a par with Holbrooke's infamous claim that success would require taking a “Supreme Court test” — “We’ll know it when we see it.”

Mullen also said that "The strategy hasn't changed and the policy hasn't changed," which gets perilously close to making him Mr. Redundant Man. Can we have him tested for senility?

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