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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    So most of the conservatives in this thread are saying "Well he shouldn't have done that BUT IT SHOWS THERES A PROBLEM..."

    I bet if someone in 2004 had done this, they'd be screaming for his head, calling him a traitor.
    And if someone had done this in 2004, the Libbos would have been applauding his patriotism and courage, calling for the president to be impeached, on that man's word, alone. And please, don't insult everyone's intelligence by saying, "nuh-uh!", or that you would be the loan Leftist voice of reason.
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    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Some things in our world are really not that complex. This is one of them.

    McChrystal made a major error in judgment. He must go. Suspect that his successor will be a lot more conscious of appropriate protocol.....



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

    Yep. His ass is gone and rightfully so. What in the world was he thinking?
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    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Fire him. Clearly mcchrystal doesn't believe in his strat and he's trying to bail out by making obvious statements that will remove him from his position. Further the US needs to cut military spending.. that is all.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Yep. His ass is gone and rightfully so. What in the world was he thinking?

    In a quick glance, and considering comments like this one, it would seem that everyone is taking for granted that Rolling Stone is printing the complete truth in context. If that is the case, I didn't see much that was directly attributed to McChrystal.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I understand, I think that there should be more room for criticism when time allows.
    I agree, but not in public.
    That is dangerous. I think the line drawn is the correct one.

    That said, the article was a fascinating peek behind the scenes of the highest level of military & civilian leadership dealing with crisis, and contrasting it to the men in the trenches.

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

    Well - shock to all - I don't agree with this whole issue.

    If Obama can say and do all that he's said and done then McChrystal should be able to voice his opinion. Yeah, sure, it was fool hearty - but still within his rights.
    They hired him on to do a job and then blocked him from doing that job - and now have turned completely against him simply because they're not in the same boat.

    Obama's a hypocritical bitch. At least McChrystal's capable of being honest! It's not like he divulged top-secret information, honestly. . . what's the phrase? "No harm, no foul"
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    Re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    While I think it's a terrible shame, I think he must resign. I don't think it will be easy to replace him, he enjoys a great rapport with his troops and with the Afghanistan government. Unfortunately, criticizing your boss when you are in the military is much more serious than in the civilian world.

    This incident reminds of something I read posted here (somewhere) about how much better President Obama is at listening to his Generals regarding what they are expert at, than was President Bush. If that were true, would the number one guy in Afghanistan be criticizing his boss?

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

    I think he was really frustrated.... Remember this is the man who told Obama he needed more troops, only to have Obama fiddle with the decision for what 11 months before he gave him a fraction of the troops requested?

    This is also the man who has a CiC who won't use the words "war on terror" "victory" "terrorists" etc.

    Instead we have "overseas contingency operations" and "man caused disasters"....


    The real tragedy of this story is not the Generals speaking out of school on the President, but the fact that people aren't talking about the rest of the article.
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    Re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I think he was really frustrated.... Remember this is the man who told Obama he needed more troops, only to have Obama fiddle with the decision for what 11 months before he gave him a fraction of the troops requested?

    This is also the man who has a CiC who won't use the words "war on terror" "victory" "terrorists" etc.

    Instead we have "overseas contingency operations" and "man caused disasters"....


    The real tragedy of this story is not the Generals speaking out of school on the President, but the fact that people aren't talking about the rest of the article.
    Obama's a damned man caused disaster, that's for freaking certain.
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