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Zinni: W.H. close to 'dithering' on troop request
Politico ^ | October 4, 2009 | Harry Siegel

Posted on 10/04/2009 11:09:06 AM PDT by keepitreal

Former CENTCOM Commander Anthony Zinni said the Obama administration was dangerously close to “dithering” on Gen. McChrystal’s troop request ,saying “We’ve had a strategy since March… I don’t understand why we’re questioning his judgment at this point, and I just hope this doesn’t go on for much longer.”

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Gen. Zinni, is being restrained in saying Obama is "close to dithering". Obama refuses to take the advice of his trained commanders in favor of listening to likes of Biden, Emmanuel and Biden's former Senate aide Antony Blinken, none of whom have ever spent a moment in uniform or studying war tactics or strategies. By failing to act, Obama has shown which camp he sides with.
1 posted on 10/04/2009 11:09:06 AM PDT by keepitreal
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To: keepitreal

They are delaying because they haven’t yet figured out a way to spin the “cut and run” strategy. The minute they can find a way to credibly blame that on Bush, they’ll make a decision.


2 posted on 10/04/2009 11:11:35 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: keepitreal
Our Generals, are staring across the Rubicon.

We are in dangerous times.

3 posted on 10/04/2009 11:13:12 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: keepitreal
It is worse than that. Someone is a Muslim who works for the Saudis and others. This is all about humiliating the U.S. military and making Muslims look superior. They want this.

The White Hut is filled with Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood moles. My guess is intel is being back channeled to Al Qeada and the Taliban. Hussein's rules of engagement are American troops pretty much cannot fire back.

Are you listening Joint Chiefs and Judge Carter?

4 posted on 10/04/2009 11:14:17 AM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: keepitreal

Isn’t Zinni a Democrat? I suppose even HE now realizes the difference between bitching and leading.


5 posted on 10/04/2009 11:14:25 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: keepitreal
Zero cant afford to piss off the leftwing and the leftwing media. He has to cut and run. ..This was all a campaign head fake to begin with ..

Like he relly cares about Afghanistan ! LOL!

6 posted on 10/04/2009 11:15:46 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Frantzie
This is all about humiliating the U.S. military and making Muslims look superior. They want this.

I agree. But I don't think they need moles. The rodents are in charge.

7 posted on 10/04/2009 11:16:09 AM PDT by livius
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To: keepitreal

get in or get out obama but quit killing our troops


8 posted on 10/04/2009 11:24:33 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: keepitreal
“dithering”?

More like DERELICTION !

9 posted on 10/04/2009 11:25:33 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Ifanationexpects tobe ignorantandfree,inastateofcivilization,itexpects whatneverwas andnever will be)
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To: keepitreal

lol they got their hands tied so maybe we should get out


10 posted on 10/04/2009 11:25:39 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: rawcatslyentist

True.


11 posted on 10/04/2009 11:26:44 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: keepitreal
Is it really such a mystery? Obama told us during the campaign that he would change the Rules of Engagement so we wouldn't be "just airraiding villages and killing civilians".And of course, in Audacity of Hope, he said "if the politics turn ugly, I will stand with the (Muslims)".

I understand many folks thought they were "making history" or assuaging their white guilt by voting for Obama. And they were fooled by supporterslike Jim Jones that Obama would somehow be a warrior despite his horrific anti-American rhetoric.

NO ONE can claim they still don't know what we are dealing with: our worst nightmare.

12 posted on 10/04/2009 11:33:18 AM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: keepitreal

Who knows what’s going on with this general- given his past thinking- but this is interesting as well:

Among the zingers that Zinni offered were his suggestion that the Obama administration do what it is actually legally required to do under the Goldwater-Nichols Act and issue a “national security strategy.” Zinni noted that administrations are required to release such a report within 150 days of their administration, and the Obama administration has not done this.

http://leftword.blogdig.net/archives/articles/September2009/02/General_Anthony_Zinni_on_Sorting_Out_America_s_Credibility_Problem.html


13 posted on 10/04/2009 11:33:43 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: keepitreal
"and I just hope this doesn’t go on for much longer"

Sounds like McC is hoping for some change. How's 0 hopenchange working out for ya?

How about some real hopenchange for that ROE?

Some hopenchange flavored ice cream?

14 posted on 10/04/2009 11:40:16 AM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: the anti-liberal
Looks like it was Zinni hopen for change.

Sorry McC.

15 posted on 10/04/2009 11:43:11 AM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: keepitreal

Wonder if Obama is off for another golf game today?
Gotta keep the priorities straight you know.


16 posted on 10/04/2009 11:44:14 AM PDT by rod1
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To: rod1

It’s Sunday - has 0 found a church to attend yet?


17 posted on 10/04/2009 11:48:30 AM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: the anti-liberal

It’s somewhere between the 9th and 10th holes.


18 posted on 10/04/2009 11:51:16 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: mazda77
Ah, yes. That's where he prays.

But to God, or Allah?

With his hands together pointing to heaven, or his butt?

19 posted on 10/04/2009 11:58:31 AM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: keepitreal

Like I heard on Fox News this morning it is not a hard decision to make. My take, unless you are playing politics.


20 posted on 10/04/2009 12:02:12 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: keepitreal
MSNBC removed it from their front page.
21 posted on 10/04/2009 12:05:14 PM PDT by anglian
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To: anglian

Didn’t Musicmatch go out of business? Isn’t it Yahoo! now?


22 posted on 10/04/2009 12:24:52 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: the anti-liberal

I don’t know. I took pic from another FReeper.;O]


23 posted on 10/04/2009 12:34:24 PM PDT by anglian
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To: montag813; Frantzie

24 posted on 10/04/2009 12:42:44 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: anglian
I thought I saw that somewhere - it was the thread about the slain soldiers in Afghanistan.

0 is ROE, ROE, ROEing this boat into an iceberg.

25 posted on 10/04/2009 12:47:56 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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