(remember last year when McCain admonished Obama for never having gone to Iraq to talk with the generals?......Obama goes & then McCain (GOP & Fox News) complain the he (Obama) should be campaigning right here in the U.S.......instead of gallivanting around the world!)
Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.
I don't really understand McChrystal's chain of command. I guess I thought the Pres talked most frequently w/ SecDef, JtChiefs, and Petreaus. Is this atypical?
I mean, people don't think Obama is ignoring the war, do they? Doesn't Obama get intelligence, war, and economic briefings every day?
Somehow I think the Gen will get to talk to the Pres more often now tho
We have to be careful with this, as it can be a double edged sword. The CIA and other intel groups sometimes work like this and the raw intel coming from the field gets politicized and distorted as it moves up the chain resulting in the President getting wrong or bad information.It is actually probably best in fact, since Obama having no military experience, it is handy to have McCHrystal's views readily analyzed by military experts when they get to the president.
Not saying this is what is happened in the Army, but it is something we need to watch out for.
But how amusing that you complain about Fox News yet during the campaign of stupidity and anti-Iraq War BS spewed for the last six years by the NY Times, LA Times and Washington Post, you probably thought all that criticism of the Administration was patriotic while men and women were getting blown up by roadside bombs and the critics mimed the prophesy and strategy of Osama Bin Laden.
I would laugh if it were not so offensive and stupid/misguided.