I thought it was pretty funny and a point well made.
if we increased troop size in Afghanistan, the NK might cross many, many DMZs and attack us
"I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann
I was about to say...that's the most ridiculous idea I've heard in a LONG time.
So do we need to send more reinforcements to North Korea too?
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
I was not surprised at all. I would have been surprised if he announced a pullout after laying down 14 brand spanking new permanent Iraq US bases. Handy to have while nearby.
This delay was mere theatre. It was easier to wait on the Iraqi elections to clear up so as to not make waves in preparation for a lengthy stay of US forces in the area. Like Ramstein and Okinawa lengthy... Its like color by number. Saudi,syria,Iraq,Afghanistan,and ...Ir. err wait... not yet.