Skip to comments.National Security Adviser Chides McChrystal
Posted on 10/04/2009 4:27:28 PM PDT by Flavius
President Obama's National Security Adviser James L. Jones suggested Sunday that the public campaign being conducted by the U.S. commander in Afghanistan on behalf of his war strategy is complicating the internal White House review now underway, saying that "it is better for military advice to come up through the chain of command
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Well they’ve found their next Palin.
“”it is better for military advice to come up through the chain of command”
What better military advice could a commander in Chief get than that from his boots on the ground general?
“Listen. The President is really, really pissed about the Olympics. And he’s decided to take it out on you, General. Sorry. It’s the Chicago way.”
What a bunch of B@st@rds.
You people in The White House are killing our Soldiers!!!!!
[”it is better for military advice to come up through the chain of command]
Line up 10 people in a row, whisper something in the first one’s ear and tell them to pass it on.......wait and listen to what the last one says.....
What was the word on Jones before he signed on with this bunch?
I’ve like Jones in the past, but this smells like a sellout to me. Either that or he is jealous somehow.
Gen. McChrystal does have a responsibility to those who are serving. Who put their lives in harms way for him and for the President.
I realize the President see nor fells none of this.
Paging General McClellan
Isn’t calling out the General in the media the same tactic? Shouldn’t this be done in private through the chain of command?
Dems love pubbie whistleblowers. They don’t much like it the other way.
“We will be examining different options,” said Jones, a retired Marine general and former Supreme Allied Commander Europe. “And I’m sure General McChrystal and General [David] Petraeus and Admiral [Mike] Mullen will be willing to present different options and different scenarios in this discussion that we’re having.”
We don’t like your assessment. We don’t want to do it your way. Give us one they’ll like at the State Dept and the DoJ.
Oh- and the ACLU too. Be sure to get their ideas on how to wage war.
Dems love pubbie whistleblowers. They don’t much like it the other way.
Obama is stalling and he sends Jones out to make this statement that really means absolutely nothing. Obama needs to either $hit or get off the pot. Either supply McChrystal with what he needs or get the hell out.
The “chain of command” at present leads to a phony “commander in chief”.
Your "Muslim in Chief" has emboldened them with the suicidal ROE.. They just attacked a FOB and killed 8 service members.. Fifty Three KIA since august..
Barry Hussein has made sitting ducks out of our troops.
Thanks alot libtards and "moderates" You've elected the enemy.
Pray for our troops..
Maybe Nancy Pelosi could invite the Taliban over to her San Francisco mansion for tea. She could show them her collection of tea cozies. I'm sure the Taliban will be so impressed, they will surrender immediately and turn over their arms.
That pos in the white house is not man enough to be in the company of his field commanders. Twenty five minutes is about all he could take and not melt into a puddle of feces on the floor.
Oh, so....in other words (leftist translation)....they’re telling McChrystal to STFU. McChrystal and any other general that might want to go ‘on record’.
How very not surprising, coming from a CIC that’s afraid to be in the presence of the average military person cause he’s afraid that they DO see right through him.
And he’s right.
Zero got his 25 minutes of sit down time and the accompanying Pr that went with it. Now it’s time to throw the general under the bus.
And when the “Chain of Command” doesn’t respond a good leader does what he must to protect his troops, whether from the enemy or spineless, cowardly, and honorless politicians.
Gen Jones has sold us out. Jones, Obama, Pelosi, Reid: same kettle of fish, all rotten.
I knew there would be a backlash. Zero’s arrogance demands that he ‘get even’ with somebody over his IOC disaster/fiasco. I just thought it would be us conservatives/taxpayers that took the hit. Looks like it just might be BOTH now, cause Zero is just getting started exacting revenge on America.
Unless the advice it keeps getting detoured to the the dumpster, then the correct thing to do is to notify the "chain" that they are about to be bypassed......give them a few days to think about it, then pull the trigger and DO the bypass.
This Administration had better start listening to its officers in the field.
Can someone explain the concept that McChrystal wrote a report at the end of August "and the report is expected to be delivered to the President soon"? Has nobody heard of FedEx? Why is the press not curious about this strange construction?
seriously,....what is this about?
That was what I thought, too. He can't believe he was dissed this way (in his mind, because everything to him is personal), he's angry, and he's going to take it out on somebody. You may be right that this is what he's going to focus on.
So is that why General McChrystal is being advised of the President's position by the NSA Director through the New York Times???
Every day Obama is in office is another day our troops are being led by an incompetent idiot for a Commander-in-Chief!
James Jones? When is he going to ask us to drink Kool-Aid?
I bet he already tried the “Chain of Command” and didn’t get anywhere. He does not want the bloodbath and ultimate surrender to be hung on this head. I’m glad it is out there for all of us to see, although my heart breaks for our military being left to hang in the wind.
James Jones is an enemy of America, and nothing but a chicken.
Looks like Roid Rage on her face when she is told “NO”.
3 more years of this crap ..... Dear God, help !!!
That's rich...professional POLITICAL HACK chides professional soldiers (Generals, no less) about war. The Generals with two lifetimes of war/combat experience have to take lip form some nitwit with a room temperature IQ on the subject. Disgraceful!!! Pitiful!!!
” The 25 minutes is bogus, IMO.”
Yup. The wives were also at the meeting and were introduced for the first time, so there had to be the chit chat period.
Maybe Michelle regaled the McChrystals with more stories of how she sat on Daddy’s lap watching the Olympics as a 20 yr old.
Perhaps she even demonstrated “ her mean right hook.”
And we know this because the Lame Stream Media is crowding the tarmac and falling all over themselves at Dover AFB to film the return of the fallen soldiers to US soil.
I used to think Hillary was the absolute worst first lady of all time. Now I see I was wrong.
This is like Viet Nam all over again! This is damn scarey for our troops. NO ONE should be signing up for the service right now. Obama and his minions are going to slaughter soldiers like the Left did in Viet Nam.
“No No No No! Not God Bless America; God Damn America...” Rev. Wright, Obama’s minister for twenty years.
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