An very insightful op-ed about Trump and the War in Afghanistan. The public has learned that Trump is never wrong, never loses and certainly never makes a mistake...in Trumpworld.
From the article: "...
The fact is that every couple of years since 2001, policymakers in Washington and commanders in the field (including McChrystal) have trotted out plans “to do things differently” in Afghanistan. Those plans have come in a multitude of colors and a variety of sizes. None have come anywhere close to “winning.”
Trump surely knows this. We cannot say for certain why the president has chosen to distance himself from this war that he inherited. But one possibility is this: Having learned through painful experience to recognize a losing proposition, he has no intention of being left holding the bag for this one.
The savvy Mattis must suspect that he is the designated fall guy..."