The Decider Needs a Czar?

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Another brilliant idea from the White House to solve the growing crises of Iraq and Afgahnistan: appoint a "war czar " to oversee the conflicts. It's a brilliant idea, really. Look how well the drug czar worked.

Frederick Kagan, war cheerleader, offered this assessment:

"Hope they do it, and hope they do it soon. And I hope they pick the right guy. It's a real problem that we don't have a single individual back here who is really capable of coordinating the effort."

Yeah. It is a real problem. Too bad someone didn't think of that in 2000 and 2004. 

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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