Michael Hayden, former director of both the National Security Agency and the CIA, has been offering his wisdom on warfare in Iraq, and it's … interesting. Hayden told U.S. News & World Report that President Obama's plan to try and bomb ISIS out of Syria instead of sending in ground troops has "all of the attraction of casual sex."
A ringing endorsement, right? Wrong! Hayden is no fan of the casual sex, and no fan of Obama's plan, which he said "seems to offer gratification but with very little commitment."
"I guess he's right," quipped Jessica Roy at New York. "Unlike ground troops, drones don't spend the night."
Of course it's all fun and games until you stop and think about the fact that this man is describing killing people as erotic and gratifying and the failure to send American troops to die immediately as an irresponsibility.
Hayden continued: "We need to be wary of a strategy that puts emphasis on air power and air power alone." If you bomb it, then you gotta put a ring on it, obviously.
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