Page 6 of 16 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 158

Thread: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

  1. #51
    Hippie Hater
    texmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Dallas TEXAS
    Last Seen
    08-20-15 @ 01:17 AM
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    3,969

    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    My thoughts exactly.
    Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

    John Adams

  2. #52
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:30 AM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,290
    Blog Entries
    2

    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    My thoughts exactly.
    And on that note, time to make mention of one of my favorite books: Amazon.com: American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964…

    Amazing look at MacArthur's life and the situation in Korea.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  3. #53
    long standing member
    justabubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    36,131

    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    appears we have an answer
    resignation submitted

    Pat Tillman's mom, Mary should be pleased at this news. Mrs. Tillman warned Obama about the general's underhanded ways in hiding the true cause of death of her son, prior to Obama's selecting him for his current position
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

  4. #54
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Naperville, IL
    Last Seen
    09-24-12 @ 02:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    11,963

    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    He knew the consequences of such statements, what this should lead us to believe is that there is some ****ed up **** coming down so much so that he felt he needed to say it.
    I agree.

    But is that how you felt about Richard Clark?

  5. #55
    Educating the Ignorant
    zimmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:41 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    14,403
    Blog Entries
    12

    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Interesting article.

    There are parts in it that will piss off everyone, and parts where you think the guy is a stud.

    COIN seems like a can of worms; and it seems like a theory that can work, but is as explained, would be lengthy.

    If we want to fix it, it looks like we will be in for a long haul. If we leave we might have to come back. Either that or we end up at war with the place. Bombing Taliban with or without the consent of their government. A'la Clinton. I can't see us sitting back while they create more cells and plot to execute terror strike after terror strike.

    If they aren't going to assist us, they might end up learning the hard way. At least then the uber concern of civilian casualties would be reduced, as most would be aerial strikes.

    .
    Last edited by zimmer; 06-22-10 at 07:38 PM.
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

  6. #56
    Educating the Ignorant
    zimmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:41 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    14,403
    Blog Entries
    12

    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I agree.

    But is that how you felt about Richard Clark?
    TIME even called his bluff early on.
    I think it got worse after; Exposed as a Fabricator.
    It's one thing to blab to save lives and get **** done, it's another to blab and fabricate in order to do harm for book sales... and run cover for the Impeached One.
    Dick and Sandy Burgler made a convincing pair.
    The accounts of high-level conversations and meetings given by Clarke in various television appearances, beginning with the 60 Minutes interview, differ in significant respects from the recollections of a former top counterterrorism official who participated in the same conversations and meetings: Richard Clarke. In several cases, the version of events provided by Clarke this week include details and embellishments that do not appear in his new book, Against All Enemies. While the discrepancies do not, on their own, discredit Clarke's larger arguments, they do raise questions about whether Clarke's eagerness to publicize his story and rip the Bush Administration have clouded his memory of the facts.

    While Clarke claims that he is "an independent" not driven by partisan motives, it's hard not to read some passages in his book as anything but shrill broadsides.

    Leaving aside the fact that Bush never fails to insist that the terror threat is as great today as it was on 9/11, these passages reveal the polemical, partisan mean-spiritedness that lies at the heart of Clarke's book, and to an even greater degree, his television appearances flacking it. That's a shame, since many of his contentions — about the years of political and intelligence missteps that led to 9/11, the failure of two Administrations to destroy al-Qaeda and the potentially disastrous consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq — deserve a wide and serious airing. From now on, the country would be best served if Clarke lets the facts speak for themselves.

    Read more: Richard Clarke, at War With Himself - TIME

    From another source:

    You claim in your just released book, that National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice's facial expression led you to believe she had never heard of al-Qaida, during a briefing in 2001. Yet an audio clip aired by Sean Hannity (Fox News Channel, March 24, 2004) proves unequivocally that Rice had mentioned OBL and al-Qaida as threats a full year before said briefing took place.

    So, Mr. Clarke, the question that begs an answer is, were you lying before or are you lying now? And since you are-were obviously lying, why would anyone apart from the Bush haters believe even "hello" and "goodbye" if it comes out of your mouth?

    Lies, damn lies, Albright and Clarke
    .
    Last edited by zimmer; 06-22-10 at 07:58 PM.
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

  7. #57
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    United States
    Last Seen
    01-21-16 @ 12:21 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    51,124

    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    If he wanted to make a point and retire, he could have issued a statement saying that he was retiring due to irreconcilable differences with the Obama administration over their handling of the situation in Afghanistan. That would have been an incredibly powerful move that would have raised serious questions about our strategy in Afg. and would have left McChrystal looking pristine.

    Cracking jokes about politicians behind their back and then walking to the WH with your tail between your legs doesn't create the same image.
    It's a good thing that's not what happened, then.

  8. #58
    Girthless
    RightinNYC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    New York, NY
    Last Seen
    01-23-11 @ 11:56 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    25,894

    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's a good thing that's not what happened, then.
    Care to clarify?
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

  9. #59
    Guru
    ADK_Forever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Seen
    05-07-11 @ 09:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,706

    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    appears we have an answer
    resignation submitted

    Pat Tillman's mom, Mary should be pleased at this news. Mrs. Tillman warned Obama about the general's underhanded ways in hiding the true cause of death of her son, prior to Obama's selecting him for his current position
    It seems his ego got the better of him. He needs to go. So do the others on his staff who made similar statements.
    Thank You Barack Obama for Restoring Honor To The Presidency.
    President Obama will rank as one of our greatest presidents!

  10. #60
    Sage
    Harry Guerrilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Not affiliated with other libertarians.
    Last Seen
    09-01-17 @ 02:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,955

    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    If the article is accurate, he should be fired for conduct unbecoming an Officer. You don't air dirty laundry about the Chain of Command... some of that stuff reads like high school level drama llama crap.

    However, I think it also says a lot about Obama's Admin and the failures of proper leadership going on there. If half of what they said is true, the WH is seriously dysfunctional.
    How else does a high ranking military official get a change of inept civilian leadership?

    Serious question.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
    —Adam Shepard

Page 6 of 16 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •