And we now have a war czar!
Or, to use the proper title, a new assistant-to-the-president-and-deputy-national-security-adviser-for-Iraq-and-Afghanistan-policy-and-implementation (which is actually longer than the TD definition). For sake of brevity, use the acronym, ATTPADNSAFIAAPAI. Or "war czar." Or "war scapegoat."
Lt. Gen. Lute will act as a go-between, coordinating the President, Secretary of Defense, National Security Adviser, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and CENTCOM in formulating and implementing a comprehensive war strategy for Iraq and Afghanistan.
I suppose if he runs into trouble, the president will have to name an assistant-to-the-assistant-to-the-president-and-deputy-to-the-deputy...implementation, to get all the principals on the same page.
And if that doesn't work ...