Cause Bush II was too slow.
Basically Gen. Clark is quoting a classified memo that states attack on:
And he mentions the hammer problem where you destroy the states to intimidate the terrorists but that nonsensical because you are just creating a new breeding ground for terrorists. The states were all sort of in the Russian camp so the agenda would be to make them your own client states which doesn't look too well.
Afghanistan got knocked of the list first over Osama.
If the mission was to spread democracy, great. I belief in equal chances. I rue for the creative young girls in Afghanistan. SO many lost chances. We made some difference but it's doubtful if it will last.
Then on to Iraq.
A big mess. Military victory easy but no planning for the follow up. Or neglect?
Really wonder about that one. Then they got stuck a bit.
I can't remember what actually triggered the Libyan uprising but there might have been some help. A lot of the unrest in the Middle East related to rising food prizes.
The bio-fuel laws could serve multiple purposes. Subsidize US farmers and drive up food prizes around the world.
When Libya fell Mali came along.
are in play (they are a pair)
There's some connection to the Benghazi hit...
Economic warfare so far & impressive viral war & whoever is blowing up those scientists one at the time is doing pretty well.
The memo's pretty good imho.
My big question: Why, Ross? Who did you think was in control?