Not sure this is playing big in the US but it’s been of interest here because:
[li] Eikenberry is the current US ambassador to Afghanistan[/li][li] He was formerly the senior US military commander US in country[/li][li]What he says is directly the opposite of Pentagon advise, and[/li][li]What he says is directly opposed to McChrystal, Gates, et al[/li][/ul]
The military planners have apparently given Obama four strategic options, 40,000 more, 30,000 more, 20,000 more or 10,000 more. But then they would say that, wouldn’t they?
Who else should he be seeking advice from?
Is the ambassador right to offer an alternative vision?