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    Senate blocks move to bring McChrystal to Hill

    Senate blocks move to bring McChrystal to Hill

    By: Susan Ferrechio
    Chief Congressional Correspondent
    10/01/09 4:37 PM EDT

    The Senate defeated on a party-line vote a move by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz to set a Nov. 15 deadline for the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and other military brass to testify before the Senate about the need for additional troops and resources to fight the war.


    Senate blocks move to bring McChrystal to Hill | Washington Examiner
    I'll say it right here and now Democrats clearly want us to lose the war just as they wanted us to lose in Iraq and just as they wanted us to lose every single war since Vietnam.

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    From a Senate that was thick with timelines and benchmarks regarding Iraq, this seems rather odd to me. Almost like their priorities...much like this President's, aren't in proper order.

    This is what happens when you elect circus clowns into government, you get a ship that really has no idea where it's going. You get dog and pony shows to the IOC, you get health care being done behind closed doors...again...who has time to speak to the General, after all, Obama spoke to him only once, why should the Senate be involved in the war they Authorized? It's just our young men and women dying for their country, who really and truly cares?
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    As troops sit and wait, taking fire in Afghanistan, the President and the Senate fiddles..... /facepalm
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    Re: Senate blocks move to bring McChrystal to Hill

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    It's just our young men and women dying for their country, who really and truly cares?
    Clearly not Obama or the Democrats.

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    *crickets*
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    Re: Senate blocks move to bring McChrystal to Hill

    And, in other news, Congressional job approval drops sharply.

    Approval of U.S. Congress Falls to 21%, Driven by Democrats

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    Re: Senate blocks move to bring McChrystal to Hill

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    From a Senate that was thick with timelines and benchmarks regarding Iraq, this seems rather odd to me. Almost like their priorities...much like this President's, aren't in proper order.
    Sorry, this ain't odd... it's 100% Normal when talking about Democrats.
    Democrats have been acting this way for decades.
    Their priorities have been upside down for decades.

    It should be common knowledge what these folks stand for.
    Shredding the Constitution.
    Having a strong federal government.
    Cradle to grave tax and spend socialism.
    Europeanizing... weakening America.

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    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    *crickets*
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    Re: Senate blocks move to bring McChrystal to Hill

    Having McChrystal come before the Senate seems like a waste of everyone's time. Obama isn't stalling because he can't decide to say yes or no. He's stalling because he is debating on changing the militarizes mission in Afghanistan.

    McChrystal gave a the number of troops he needs to combat the Taliban. Does he still need that same number if he is no longer combating the Taliban? Should Obama oblige McChrystal's current mission based request if Obama is going to change McChrystal's mission?

    Personally I think Obama is fool. Take out the Taliban and you start choking off AL-Q supplies and safety and thus make them that easier to defeat. Of course fighting the Taliban puts us into the same situation we are in in Iraq, nation building.
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    Re: Senate blocks move to bring McChrystal to Hill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Having McChrystal come before the Senate seems like a waste of everyone's time. Obama isn't stalling because he can't decide to say yes or no. He's stalling because he is debating on changing the militarizes mission in Afghanistan.

    McChrystal gave a the number of troops he needs to combat the Taliban. Does he still need that same number if he is no longer combating the Taliban? Should Obama oblige McChrystal's current mission based request if Obama is going to change McChrystal's mission?

    Personally I think Obama is fool. Take out the Taliban and you start choking off AL-Q supplies and safety and thus make them that easier to defeat. Of course fighting the Taliban puts us into the same situation we are in in Iraq, nation building.
    I can not believe this country has elected Commander in Chief a douchebag who 9 months in has no idea YET what to do in Afghanistan

    What a ****ing loser

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