A rift has opened up between the Germans and the United States over what happened in Kunduz. Given how smug the Germans were about the job they had been doing in the north, this is perhaps not surprising. Josh Foust has been sounding the alarm on Germany's contingent for literally two years, but the German scholar Thomas Rid thinks General McChrystal has made a political error in the way he has handled Kunduz. I would write more on this, but Thomas and I are having breakfast in 45 minutes and I have yet to hop in the shower. Instead I'm just going to link to the man who can surely smooth this rift out. Where is Basil Fawlty when you need him?