So wrote British general, Andrew Skeen, in the early 1900s in his guide to military operations in the Pashtun tribal belt.
Now our Born Again Buffoon says he'll wait until the 2014 deadline to decide whether Canadian soldiers should stay on in Afghanistan.
The Dutch are already gone. Britain has announced today it's beginning the pullout of British soldiers, starting with 500. Everybody else is getting out of Dodge in 2014.
So who is going to be left for Taliban target practice? You guessed it. If Harper doesn't direct the withdrawal of our Afghan contingent very soon there's a real chance they'll be stuck there after everyone else has gone. Getting cavalier and announcing he'll get to that decision some time in 2014 is beyond reckless.