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Uh, I don't think so. This isn't Truman vs. McArthur because Stanley McChrystal is trying to carry out the war plan decided on by Obama less than 6 months ago. He isn't advocating an invasion of Iran (a la McArthur who wanted to go after China) or trying to do something different than what he was ordered to do when he took command. He's doing what he was told to do and he's letting the President know what he needs to do it.
1 posted on 09/27/2009 5:53:14 PM PDT by Saije
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To: Saije

“.....stakes for Obama could not be higher....”

Yeah, it’s all about Barry, nothing else matters.

What about our troops, the future of our security agreements in the region, the stability of Pakistan?

This 0bama worship is sickening!!!


2 posted on 09/27/2009 5:56:42 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Saije

I’m sure he’ll follow the advice of General Pelosi and General Kucinich over Colonel McChrystal.


3 posted on 09/27/2009 5:58:57 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Saije

a potential battle now looms between Barack Obama and his top generals over Afghanistan that could define, even destroy, his presidency.

One can only hope. For change. You know?


4 posted on 09/27/2009 5:59:24 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: Saije

What McChrystal needs to do is get those ROE changed instead of willing them put the troops more in harms way.

They will not win a PC war there, even soldiers who have been there have told me this. This is besides the fact that nation building there is nothing but a ridiculous dream.


5 posted on 09/27/2009 6:01:32 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: Saije

Some reporter needs to actually ask Obama if he wants any syrup with that waffle.


7 posted on 09/27/2009 6:03:28 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Saije

Watch McChrystal go off the deep end when Obumbler sends troops—— to Honduras.


8 posted on 09/27/2009 6:11:39 PM PDT by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: Saije

Obama is really hindered in Afghanistan as he hamstrung by political considerations.

He can’t pull out, because of the adverse political consequences with the electorate.

But he can’t make a full fledged effort for victory- as that would alienate his peacenik friends.

In either situation, he really doesn’t care what the results of the war are- except how it reflects on him.

Barry needs to find a way to effectively blame future bad events in Afghanistan on President Bush.


11 posted on 09/27/2009 6:23:14 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Saije

Hey, this jamokee said he’d side with the Muslims when it got down to it...
We’re there...let’s see who he sides with as if we didn’t already know....


13 posted on 09/27/2009 6:23:51 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: Saije

Obama inherited the Iraqi war which was won by US troops; he went to the Middle East and apologized for America’s misdeeds in his words and almost immediately violence flared again in Iraq. It would not surprise me if he did what every Democrat POTUS has done since LBJ and that is to turn tail and run, saying ‘we won’ as he races away...No shame, no consideration of future consequences...

Afghanistan will become home to another dictator, will develop nuclear weaapons and will terrorize the entire Middle East when it allies with Iran and Korea to form a true Axis of Evil..

We hope not, but it could happen that way..


14 posted on 09/27/2009 6:35:18 PM PDT by billmor (As another Freeper said- the lines are drawn, choose your side !)
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To: All; Saije; Anita1

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NEVER FORGET

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CLARITY =

MEL’s -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1085111/posts

http://www.Freerepublic.com/~aloharonnie/

http://www.Freerepublic.com/~anita1/

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And now,

They are still soldiers

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66978

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NEVER FORGET

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15 posted on 09/27/2009 6:49:59 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Saije
As I recall MacArthur wasn't after so much an invasion but to go into China in “hot pursuit” much like police officers may go into other jurisdiction following a suspect in “hot pursuit.” In hindsight he was right, of course. Had his plan developed there would be no North Korea and the ROK and US forces would be lined up along the Yalu River.

During the time I was in Kores (52-53)the Chinese troops were everywhere. After MacArthur left, at least by 52, it was strictly a defensive war - on our part.

16 posted on 09/27/2009 6:55:11 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Saije

ROE, ROE, ROE!!


17 posted on 09/27/2009 7:10:10 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: Saije

On health care he insists action be taken NOW. No time to even read the bills. But with the war, a war he and his party ran saying they supported there’s no rush at all.


18 posted on 09/27/2009 9:18:49 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer
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To: Saije

Bring our boys home...this traitor in the whitehouse is not fit to command them.


19 posted on 09/27/2009 9:57:13 PM PDT by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Torah is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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