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Thread: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    harm could include poverty.

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I see. Then, how do you explain McCrystal's actions? It wasn't because Obama was playing ball with McChrystal. Or, are you accusing McChrystal of being a mad-man, or something? He is a treehuggin', Fox News hatin', Libbo, so that's not a stretch.
    Maybe it was just that rolling stone employs ****ty reporters.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...062504087.html
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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Maybe it was just that rolling stone employs ****ty reporters.

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    Or, maybe McChrystal, a four star general, with 34 years in service, in command of his own theater of operations, whom obviously didn't get to where he's at by being stupid, knew exactly what he was doing?

    I'm asking you to take a leap of faith and trust me, when I say that any person that that is able to pin a star on his collar, be it one, two, three, or four stars, didn't get there because he's just a nice guy. He got there, because he's got his **** together. That being the case, McChrystal knew exactly what he was doing when he sat down for that interview. It's why he showed up at the White House with his resignation in hand.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    maybe they thought the reporter would be afraid to tell the truth, like most of the other corporate media reporters.

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    I'm asking you to take a leap of faith and trust me, when I say that any person that that is able to pin a star on his collar, be it one, two, three, or four stars, didn't get there because he's just a nice guy.

    well, some people say kerry didn't deserve his medals.

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    Quote Originally Posted by scottsoperson View Post
    I'm asking you to take a leap of faith and trust me, when I say that any person that that is able to pin a star on his collar, be it one, two, three, or four stars, didn't get there because he's just a nice guy.

    well, some people say kerry didn't deserve his medals.
    And that has WHAT to do with what I said? Winning medals and earning rank are two very different things.

    You ain't never been in the service, have you?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    have you ever been in combat?

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    Winning medals and earning rank are two very different things.

    i have not been in the service. but i do know when someone is twisting the logic pretzel.

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    so it depends on the definition of rank?

    here would be a better argument for you: you could say that the navy doesn't know what it is doing but the people who gave mcchrystal his rank do know what they are doing.

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Or, maybe McChrystal, a four star general, with 34 years in service, in command of his own theater of operations, whom obviously didn't get to where he's at by being stupid, knew exactly what he was doing?

    I'm asking you to take a leap of faith and trust me, when I say that any person that that is able to pin a star on his collar, be it one, two, three, or four stars, didn't get there because he's just a nice guy. He got there, because he's got his **** together. That being the case, McChrystal knew exactly what he was doing when he sat down for that interview. It's why he showed up at the White House with his resignation in hand.
    And you apparently didn't read the article. Again, this was not McChrystal "sitting down" with a reporter and sharing his thoughts. These were statements that were supposedly off the record and in some cases taken out of context or stretched to some degree.

    The idea that McChrystal did this as some sort of a secret plan to get out of Afghanistan or to **** over Obama is ludicrous. No matter what goal you want to impute to him, there were a dozen better ways to go about it.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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