When runaway General Stanley McChrystal resigned last month from his job in Afghanistan (I still believe that he actually craved for being fired by amateurish President Barack Obama when he gave his infamous interview to Michael Hastings of the Rolling Stone) he had in fact judged the present situation in Afghanistan quite correctly. Already last summer he had responded to a just wonderful PowerPoint slide indicating problems in Afghanistan by stating, “[w]hen we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war.”
We all know medical scientists who like to present similar graphs when it comes to systems biology trying to explain complex relationships beyond words. It won’t unravel the mystery, I am quite sure.
Well, it isn’t PowerPoint which creates confusion here. It is of course the invasion of interculturally incompetent Westerners who have created an overall messy and highly complicated situation, even and in particular after nine years of war.
Last update July 5, 2010.