Re: Kerry slaps american troops in the face yet again...
Last time I checked, it was the job of a Green Berets to recruit indigenous forces, train them in military tactics, and use them to prosecute missions that would be otherwise intractable for conventional forces. That sounds like outsourcing to me. Was that the right tactic for the Afghan engagement in Tora Bora? If your measuring stick is success, then no, it wasn't. If it were a graded thing, you might give them a B- or a C+ for what they did accomplish.
Maybe we should have sent in the super-ultra-elite-can't-talk-about-it-bionic-with-plasma-blasters-and-powered-armor special force to get him.
If Kerry's rebuke of the generalship, which is what this is (soldiers, like the rest of us, are really only capable of doing tasks that they are trained to do... and then only to the level of the available resources), chaps some grunts, then maybe they need to start including baby powder in MREs.