Generals will never tell you that they want fewer boots on the ground. Generals will always ask for more resources, more soldiers, more time.
The fact that Obama let his generals go before the public and voice their reservations about Obama’s so-called “aggressive” timeline to pull out of Afghanistan says a lot about Obama’s confidence in his decision. And the “misgivings” the generals are now expressing in the wake of Obama’s decision only serve to make the generals look less “general” and more insular, slaves to their own military interests.
Good for Obama, and good for us. Bin Laden’s dead. Let’s get the hell out of there.