Cinema Takes on Policy Making and the Afghan Withdrawal

By The Devil Made me Do It

In the words of Flip Wilson, we take no responsibility for what follows, for the “Devil Made Me Do It.”

And as residents of Inside the Beltway we can not take no responsibility for any of our actions as well.

So in that spirit, let us look at two great forecasts from the Cinema of the planning and the team working the Afghan withdrawal strategy.

First, from the mind of Mel Brooks, we see Blinkin preparing for his senior policy making role:

And then President Flounder suffers from trusting his staff with insights from that seminal strategic forecasting move Animal House: