Gaining International Support
Regulating Wall Street
Silencing dissenting views
The War on Terror
When it's time to dribble, play golf, campaign, whatever comes up first, that takes clear precedence over the duty of the Commander in Chief to determine what "victory" means in terms of Afghanistan and how best to achieve that with minimal loss of American lives.
Whatever comes first, that's what the Prez has to do. You people elected him so that no one would have to decide what's important.
BTW, wtf do you think "leaders" are for? And no, I don't mean the monofilament line on pre-packaged fish hooks.
I mean, you pretend to be a sergeant. Should the commander in the field require his troops to fight the infantry coming up in front, because they were there first, and he should ignore the artillery because that started coming in after the enemy infantry showed up.
I seriously hope you were a sergeant in someone else's Boy Scout troop.
Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 11-02-09 at 11:52 AM.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
In addition, not knowing whether or not anyone who claims they served have or not, I would prefer giving them the benefit of the doubt and treat them with some respect due to their service and give some deference to their opinions on matters of military import.
These are just a few of me thoughts about your caustic comments towards someone who is a great asset to the forum and makes a lot of sense.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
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I'm seriously the only person to vote education?
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