Since the beginning of this thing we are having confronting ISIS I have said that their, the government, response has been knee jerk at best….that there seems to be very little new being applied to a new battlefield….and the government has struggled to find a way to explain it to the adoring public without giving away strategic info…….
With all the criticism the admin boyz have been tapping dancing at a feverish pitch…..now it appears that these people have finally figured out that their words and explanations have been anything but clear and simple…..and now they havew decided that it is time for a “new narrative”……
According to Pentagon officials, they are feverishly at work on a “new narrative” for public discussion about the ongoing war against ISIS, centering on growing criticism of the apparent lack of a concrete plan for how to win the war or any end-game theory.
“To say there’s no strategy is just flat out wrong,” insisted Army Col. Christopher Graves, the public affairs officer for the war, and others say the goal is to present the notion that there is a strategy in place in a “concise, easy to understand way.”
The official narrative on the war has struggled mightily to find its voice so far, in no small part because officials have repeatedly ruled out things like combat troops and “boots on the ground” before announcing deployments into Iraq, and a lot of revision of what was really promised leading President Obama to eventually insist it was only a pledge for no battalions.
It remains to be seen exactly how the Pentagon aims to shift the narrative this time, but conspicuously absent from early conversation on this “new” narrative is laying out exactly what that nebulous strategy to win the war actually is.
And despite Pentagon assurances that they “welcome debate” on the strategy, that’s the one thing that’s least likely to happen, as the administration has so far seemed to base the public narrative of the war on a series of vague pledges to eventually wipe out ISIS in some unspecified way with some unspecified force, all the while escalating in ways that publicly they had insisted were ruled out. There are doubtless more escalations in the cards for the ISIS war, and the Pentagon goal is not to start a debate about that, but rather to convince the public to acquiesce.
(Jason Ditz of Antiwar.com)
Do you buy any of this? Damn you guys are easy!
If you have a problem with the “end game theory” let me know and we can discuss it……
This is nothing but a ploy to shut down the criticism and give them time to do an end run on the public…..