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National Security Adviser Chides McChrystal
wapo ^ | October 4, 2009 | By Scott Wilson

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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1 posted on 10/04/2009 4:27:28 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

Well they’ve found their next Palin.


2 posted on 10/04/2009 4:28:34 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: Flavius

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3 posted on 10/04/2009 4:29:57 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Flavius

“”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?


4 posted on 10/04/2009 4:31:39 PM PDT by Rebelbase (This is the time of year when ACORNS fall.)
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To: Flavius

“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.”


5 posted on 10/04/2009 4:31:45 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: Flavius
If Obama's got the guts, go ahead and sack him.

What a bunch of B@st@rds.

6 posted on 10/04/2009 4:31:50 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Flavius

You people in The White House are killing our Soldiers!!!!!


7 posted on 10/04/2009 4:32:59 PM PDT by GregB (Attention Sarah Palin supporters!!it cost 1 dollar to read this.Please send your money to Sarah!!!!)
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To: devolve; All; Flavius

[”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.....


8 posted on 10/04/2009 4:33:05 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Flavius

What was the word on Jones before he signed on with this bunch?


9 posted on 10/04/2009 4:34:04 PM PDT by Thebaddog
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To: Rebelbase

You’re right.

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.


10 posted on 10/04/2009 4:35:24 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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Paging General McClellan…


11 posted on 10/04/2009 4:36:13 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Flavius

Isn’t calling out the General in the media the same tactic? Shouldn’t this be done in private through the chain of command?


12 posted on 10/04/2009 4:37:02 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Flavius

Dems love pubbie whistleblowers. They don’t much like it the other way.


13 posted on 10/04/2009 4:37:08 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find! - I am Joe Wilson.)
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To: K-oneTexas

"I'm sorry boys but there will come a day when this nation elects a pussy for it's commander in chief and these meetings will cease. Nothing we can do about that now, so lets get this job done quickly"
14 posted on 10/04/2009 4:38:35 PM PDT by Rebelbase (This is the time of year when ACORNS fall.)
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To: Flavius

Obama couldn’t win a game of Halo and he’s now the CIC. As bad a choice as McCain was, he at least has been in combat and a POW.

Obama the Marxist is our CIC now.

Great job, America! /sarc


15 posted on 10/04/2009 4:38:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Flavius

~snip~

“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.”

~snip~

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.


16 posted on 10/04/2009 4:38:55 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Flavius

Dems love pubbie whistleblowers. They don’t much like it the other way.


17 posted on 10/04/2009 4:39:01 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find! - I am Joe Wilson.)
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To: Flavius
"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."

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.

18 posted on 10/04/2009 4:41:46 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Flavius

The “chain of command” at present leads to a phony “commander in chief”.


19 posted on 10/04/2009 4:46:10 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Flavius
"I think the end is much more complex than just about adding 'X' number of troops," Jones said on CNN. " But I don't foresee the return of the Taliban and I want to be very clear that Afghanistan is not in imminent danger of falling."

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..

20 posted on 10/04/2009 4:48:40 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: Flavius
"We will be examining different options," said Jones, a retired Marine general and former Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

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.

21 posted on 10/04/2009 4:50:44 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: Rebelbase

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.


22 posted on 10/04/2009 4:50:46 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: Flavius

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.


23 posted on 10/04/2009 4:50:53 PM PDT by XenaLee
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To: Jeff Chandler

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.


24 posted on 10/04/2009 4:51:56 PM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Flavius

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.


25 posted on 10/04/2009 4:53:03 PM PDT by Feckless (Don't care where he was born. The oath I took said "...all enemies, foreign and domestic".)
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To: GregB
Glen Beck fears that The Joker is willing to let our soldiers die en masse in Afghanistan and then he(the Joker) will use their deaths to promote a pull out of Afghanistan.If this is the case its a no- win scenario.
26 posted on 10/04/2009 4:54:25 PM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Flavius

Gen Jones has sold us out. Jones, Obama, Pelosi, Reid: same kettle of fish, all rotten.


27 posted on 10/04/2009 4:54:28 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: beethovenfan
The chain command ends with a Kenyan born, Indonesian raised, illegal immigrant Muzzie.
28 posted on 10/04/2009 4:54:33 PM PDT by PA-RIVER (Don't blame me. I voted for the American guy.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


29 posted on 10/04/2009 4:56:44 PM PDT by XenaLee
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To: Rebelbase
“”it is better for military advice to come up through the chain of command”

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.

30 posted on 10/04/2009 4:59:21 PM PDT by cookcounty (Did Charlie Gibson run out of No-Doz again?)
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To: Flavius

This Administration had better start listening to its officers in the field.


31 posted on 10/04/2009 5:04:23 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
"Obama is stalling "

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?

32 posted on 10/04/2009 5:04:27 PM PDT by cookcounty (Did Charlie Gibson run out of No-Doz again?)
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To: XenaLee
I knew there would be a backlash. Zero’s arrogance demands that he ‘get even’ with somebody over his IOC disaster/fiasco.

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.

33 posted on 10/04/2009 5:04:41 PM PDT by livius
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To: Flavius
"it is better for military advice to come up through the chain of command..."

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!

34 posted on 10/04/2009 5:04:46 PM PDT by airborne (Don't let history record that, when faced with evil, you did nothing!)
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To: Flavius

James Jones? When is he going to ask us to drink Kool-Aid?


35 posted on 10/04/2009 5:05:10 PM PDT by Rocky (OBAMA: Succeeding where bin Laden failed.)
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To: beethovenfan

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.


36 posted on 10/04/2009 5:05:13 PM PDT by panthermom
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To: Flavius

James Jones is an enemy of America, and nothing but a chicken.


37 posted on 10/04/2009 5:05:45 PM PDT by Wiz
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To: Feckless

Amen


38 posted on 10/04/2009 5:06:54 PM PDT by panthermom
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To: panthermom
IF you are a commie/terrorist like zero one of your missions would be to destroy the military in plain sight. What better way then to leave it hanging in an untenable situation especially when large percentages of the country support doing nothing.
39 posted on 10/04/2009 5:09:40 PM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Flavius
The 25 minutes is bogus, IMO. Why 25? My guess is it includes the general's exiting his vehicle, boarding AF1, waiting to be shown in to Zero's office, between 10 and 15 minutes of face time, and the general deplaning.

40 posted on 10/04/2009 5:10:15 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: XenaLee
Michelle will be on the warpath after the Europeans told her the race card is void.

Looks like Roid Rage on her face when she is told “NO”.

3 more years of this crap ..... Dear God, help !!!

41 posted on 10/04/2009 5:10:52 PM PDT by PA-RIVER (Don't blame me. I voted for the American guy.)
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To: Flavius
National Security Adviser Chides McChrystal

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!!!

42 posted on 10/04/2009 5:11:41 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: I see my hands
Probably said “Wheres the BC a_hole ?” Then left the plane.
43 posted on 10/04/2009 5:14:03 PM PDT by PA-RIVER (Don't blame me. I voted for the American guy.)
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To: rodguy911
I think we should call Homeland Security, let them know AlQaida has breached the oval office.
44 posted on 10/04/2009 5:17:01 PM PDT by PA-RIVER (Don't blame me. I voted for the American guy.)
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To: I see my hands

” 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.”


45 posted on 10/04/2009 5:19:04 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: GregB
You people in The White House are killing our Soldiers!!!!!

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.

46 posted on 10/04/2009 5:19:21 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Rebelbase; All


47 posted on 10/04/2009 5:19:49 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: PA-RIVER
Good idea,IL cant believe we have three more years of this bozo,gonna be hard to take. Let's hope we take his Congressional edge away next year.
48 posted on 10/04/2009 5:20:27 PM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: PA-RIVER

I used to think Hillary was the absolute worst first lady of all time. Now I see I was wrong.


49 posted on 10/04/2009 5:21:43 PM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Flavius

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.


50 posted on 10/04/2009 5:25:07 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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