Afghanistan Blowing Up

I don't understand what's going on between Gen. McChrystal and the administration. He certainly knows better than to mouth off --and to Rolling Stone of all things? Which suggests desperation or rank stupidity. I have heard from folks who've traveled to Afghanistan recently that the arbitrary deadline is "not helping," to use the strongest criticism any official will utter publicly. Our boys are trying to effect another "Anbar Awakening," but no one's going to turn on the Taliban knowing that a year from now the allies will be gone and the Taliban will come for revenge.

At any rate: this ain't good, in fact it's double plus ungood, whatever it is.