Diary

"I think it's more important that we get it right than we get it fast."

You no doubt saw earlier this week where Gen McChrystal said that about the upcoming don’t-call-it-a-surge in Afghanistan. But has anyone thought about how that line of thinking is the exact opposite of his boss’s view of the world? Think about it … Obama’s whole strategy in office has been: “This is an emergency! Pass something now! There’s no time for committee hearings or debate! There’s no time to read the bill! Just pass it!” Whether it’s TARP or stimulus or bailouts or takeovers or health care or cap and trade or anything else, the mantra has been the same every time. Why would he view Afghanistan any differently?