This time, in Marja, the largest Taliban stronghold, American and Afghan commanders say they will do something they have never done before: bring in an Afghan government and police force behind them. American and British troops will stay on to support them. “We’ve got a government in a box, ready to roll in,” said Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top American commander here.
Well, I’m convinced. What could possibly go wrong?
hubris : noun : Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance
— The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition