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Obama honors General McChrystal

by James Denison / June 23, 2010 6:05 AM PDT

Getting fired by Obama is to be considered an honor in my opinion. The only thing more honorable than that is to have him publicly blame you for something that is his fault.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-relieves-gen-mcchrystal-of-command-reports-2010-06-23?siteid=bnbh

President Barack Obama on Wednesday relieved General Stanley McChrystal as the top commander in Afghanistan, according to media reports. Obama has named General David Petraeus to replace McChrystal as top Afghan commander, the reports said. McChrystal was removed after making disparaging remarks about the administration in a magazine interview.

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(NT) That's ONE way to get out of the battlefield.
by JP Bill / June 23, 2010 6:17 AM PDT
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Yep
by James Denison / June 23, 2010 6:23 AM PDT

And away from being blamed for the ultimate failure of the administration as this train wreck continues to it's grinding, screeching halt.

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RE: this train wreck
by JP Bill / June 23, 2010 6:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Yep

the "train wreck" started years ago.

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But, according to some who wanted to be president, the train
by Steven Haninger / June 23, 2010 7:39 AM PDT
In reply to: RE: this train wreck

in Afghanistan wasn't moving fast enough claiming the cause to be that the train in Iraq was guzzling all the fuel. It was the man currently in office and the previous president wannabe that made that complaint and said they'd shift focus to Afghanistan. Well, they're at the engine's throttle now so let's see their plan go to work. Wink

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I think Obama was right to can him..
by EdHannigan / June 23, 2010 6:20 AM PDT

I don't envy Petraeus in his new position.

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Obama had to can him, but...
by James Denison / June 23, 2010 6:22 AM PDT

...Obama was the one who hired him into that spot in the first place. It's Obama who has failed. I'm not certain if this was resignation from the military entirely, or just from the position.

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RE: Obama was the one who hired him
by JP Bill / June 23, 2010 6:29 AM PDT

AND

General Stanley McChrystal TOOK the position....

The guy that OFFERED fails and the guy that TOOK succeeds?

If you think he took it because he was ordered, then you should also think he should do as he's told and not complain (publicly)...that's the way it is in the military.


Ask your daughter.

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ROFL! my daughter's not a general
by James Denison / June 23, 2010 7:26 AM PDT

Yes, there is a difference.

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and IF she was interviewed
by JP Bill / June 23, 2010 8:14 AM PDT

would she diss the Commander in Chief?

Even if she is not a General....So there is no difference.

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As this started with...
by J. Vega / June 23, 2010 8:44 AM PDT
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It was set up to be one
by James Denison / June 23, 2010 9:29 AM PDT

You think there is some "editing" that makes things look worse than they actually are? Another question is why any military person gives an interview about their opinion on a situation unless they are going to tell the truth.

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If I was the president I'd be less worried about what
by Steven Haninger / June 23, 2010 9:42 AM PDT

one general said about me than what the rest of the military leaders thought about me. Showing the ability to bully one's own is not, IMO, a show of leadership but having the ability to work with those who don't don't care for you is leadership at its finest.

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The President made the right decision
by Willy / June 23, 2010 10:13 PM PDT

You can't have that sort of dessetion in the ranks at least publicly. Without a thought this is a hard place to command but its his mouth that got him into trouble. Further, those under him or immediate command also supported or voiced the same way, that alone causes other problems. Only the future will tell.

IMHO, its time to get medieval on all this. I just hate the use of measured force or rules of engagement as it has become to be. Of course, dark forces have already been at work here. Sad -----Willy

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Not so sure
by Steven Haninger / June 23, 2010 10:22 PM PDT

Sometimes it's not best to just find someone who'll work with you to do things your way rather than to work with someone else who already knows how to do what needs to be done.

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