I'm of the Viet nam generation, so I have a healthy suspicion of any war. I will admit to being cautiously optimistic that planting a democracy in the Middle east might have caused it to spread. I thought it might take 50 years to see if it worked or not. I was wrong.
Wrong to be optimistic, wrong that it would take 50 years and wrong that it had any chance of working at all.
My post to which you responded was laced with sarcasm. I think our intelligence folks had the good info and the right diagnoses of everything that was going on, but the administration held off on the help for reasons that only they know. They seem to have intentionally sacrificed a good man and did so by omission. Whether they were frozen in fear, frozen in analysis, frozen in confusion or just frozen in debate, they froze at the time when action was needed.
This administration is a disgrace and it hurts us by lying to us and abandoning the brave front liners to our enemies.