Skip to comments.McChrystal's plan overreaches, Kerry says
Posted on 10/26/2009 7:14:02 PM PDT by presidio9
U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal's troop request for Afghanistan overreaches and is overly fast, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said Monday.
Kerry said three conditions -- sufficient Afghan troops, reliable local assistance and sufficient development aid -- must be met before additional troops could be deployed to the country, The Hill reported.
"I am convinced from my conversations with Gen. Stanley McChrystal that he understands the necessity of conducting a smart counterinsurgency in a limited geographic area," Kerry said in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations. "But I believe his current plan reaches too far, too fast."
Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he may eventually support a troop surge despite his concerns.
"Under the right circumstances, if we can be confident that military efforts can be sustained and built upon, then I would support the president should he decide to send some additional troops to regain the initiative," Kerry said.
Kerry also ripped former Vice President Dick Cheney for accusing President Barack Obama of "dithering" on the troop decisions. Cheney said Obama's lack of a decision so far was endangering troops.
"After eight years of neglecting Afghanistan as vice president, Dick Cheney has now come out of retirement to criticize President Obama for taking time to examine assumptions before sending troops into war," Kerry said.
General Kerry? Was he for the Iraq surge ? No
I guess the plan isn’t “French-looking” enough to suit Kerry’s tastes.
Kerry would like to win slowly with maximum casualties if at all possible.
He was in Vietnam, you know....
Hey Kerry, blow it out your barracks bag.
You do know what I’m talking about,they had those
in Cambodia too.
God, that man makes me sick, here he is trying to
cover himself like a cat covering crap.
Get our brave troops out now. America deserves what it gets for electing these cowardly pukes.
The negotiator in Paris for the PAVN and NLF now represents the Taliban.
Mr. Kerry; do you really want 100,000 angry soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, denied a victory, and upset with YOU?
WTF does Jean F’ing Kerry know about warfare of any kind?
Oh I forgot! He served in Vietnam and got his sorry upper class @ss evac’d eight months sooner than mine did!
So, is Kerry claiming that Gen. Stanley McChrystal is ‘failing’ some kind of ‘global test’?
Or is Kerry just being his usual ass-like self?
And I'd wager he told McCrystal just that.
I'm sure McChrystal is delighted to get the buyin of such an exalted geostrategic thinker as John F'n Kerry. What this clown would do for a living if he weren't a politician I really can't imagine. I hope it wouldn't involve sharp objects.
He served in VN, who knew?
Christmas Eve, 1968, on orders from President Nixon, deep inside Cambodia, his face blackened, his sweaty hands gripping his grenade launcher, poised to shoot himself in the ass.
And to think Christopher Reeve would have won Dancing With The Stars had John Kerry been elected President.
We're in great hands with the Kenyan Boy King and his Whiz Kids running General Motors, the Fed, the Pentagon.
He should know. He’s a professional military man...sarc/ The coward of the Navy.
I have more respect for the French then Kerry or odumbo
Geee doffus (Kerry that is) if you send in the additional troops, then all of those conditions will be met.
>>>>>>>>> Kerry said three conditions — sufficient Afghan troops, reliable local assistance and sufficient development aid — must be met before additional troops could be deployed to the country, The Hill reported. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Fail to send in the additional troops, and we will be sent packing...
Typical DemonRat....afraid of winning
"Under questioning from the Committee, Kerry referred to the democratically elected government of South Vietnam -- our allies -- as a "dictatorial regime, the Thieu-Ky-Khiem regime," while respectfully calling the North Vietnamese communist regime we were fighting by its oxymoronic official name, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and the murderous Viet Cong's political arm by their preferred "Provisional Revolutionary Government.":
June, 1970 -- Kerry joins Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), a national veterans group that is part of the Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice. The PCPJ is a broad coalition of local and national organizations, including the Communist Party, USA, "committed to conducting demonstrations aimed at ending the war in Indochina, and poverty, racism and injustice at home." The VVAW, CCI and PCPJ all have headquarters at 156 Fifth Avenue in New York City. VVAW Executive Secretary Al Hubbard, a former Black Panther, is also on the coordinating committee of the PCPJ. Hubbard soon appoints Kerry to the VVAW's Executive Committee, bypassing the normal election process.
The Black Panthers were revolutionary communists...
From the Maoist Internationist Movement:
[1960s/original] Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives
From the article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS
"On May 1st, May Day , the day of the gigantic Free Huey rally, two of Alioto's top executioners vamped on the brothers from the Brown Community who were attending to their own affairs. These brothers, who are endowed with the revolutionary spirit of the Black Panther Party defended themselves from the racist pig gestapo.
Pig Joseph Brodnik received his just reward with a big hole in the chest. Pig Paul McGoran got his in the mouth which was not quite enough to off him.
The revolutionary brothers escaped the huge swarm of pigs with dogs, mace, tanks and helicopters, proving once again that "the spirit of the people is greater than the man's technology."
To these brothers the revolutionary people of racist America want to say, by your revolutionary deed you are heroes, and that you are always welcome to our camp."
Source: Maoist Internationist Movement
Article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS (May 11, 1969):
November 22, 1970 -- During a fund-raising tour for GI deserters, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and the Black Panthers, Jane Fonda is quoted in the Detroit Free Press as telling a University of Michigan audience:
"I would think that if you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that we would someday become communist," and "The peace proposal of the Viet Cong is the only honorable, just, possible way to achieve peace in Vietnam."
John Kerry and the VVAW--Hanoi's American Puppets?
"Two recently discovered documents captured from the Vietnamese communists during the Vietnam War strongly support the contention that a close link existed between the Hanoi regime and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) while John Kerry served as the group's leading national spokesman."
Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) Complete FBI files:
Senator Kerry that served in Vietnam!
General Kerry exactly. What was his final rank Major Dumbass or General Fu%kup.
OK, let’s march out the idiot brigade. Kerry and Biden, two of the biggest idiots around. He was stupid 9 years ago and he is stupid now with his alky old lady.
That’s not saying much is it?
Hey, Kerry, just jot down your recommendations on the back of a copy of your SF 180 and send it to us.
Isn’t Kerry the person who ordered his men to take HIS boat away from the action in Viet Nam and go back DOWN the river away from the fighting?
When did he get any military training?
He is nothing but treasonous—from his hair to his toenails.
I feel very badly for General McCrystal who has been put in harm’s way with this Administration.
Maybe ABC can put Kerry on “Dancing With The Stars” because all his bloviating is nothing more than verbal tap-dancing.
Yep, it is the answer. I prefer America to learn the hard way, then let one more brave son protect the cowardly and the socialists.
I consider Senator Kerry one of the lesser authorities on military tactics and/or strategy.
His dealings with the enemy in the ‘70s continue to disgust me.
He needs to STFU and butt out of military business.
One of the difficulties with this war is that there is no limit to the geographic area. Sure, there may be active fronts, but the war exists everywhere at once from New York City and Washington to the poppy fields of Afghanistan. Since our enemy is not a nation state which can be defeated in place, but rather an ideology driving mobile international organizations we cannot limit ourselves geographicly because our enemies will not.
“Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s troop request for Afghanistan overreaches and is overly fast, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass”
And of *course* a guy who was elected to the Senate on platform of gutting military spending would know better how to fight a war than a General with 33 years experience, including stints in the Special Forces and Military Intelligence. /sarcasm
What an arrogant son-of-a-BLEEP! /absolutely no sarcasm on this one.
One guesses that you don’t care then about the thousands that would be butchered at the hands of the Taliban.
We committed that national disgrace once after abandoning South Vietnam.
And you’d have it done again?
“Under the right circumstances, if we can be confident that military efforts can be sustained and built upon, then I would support the president should he decide to send some additional troops to regain the initiative,” Kerry said,
“Of course should the president decide that the military
efforts can’t be supported and sustained, then I would
support his decision to pull out in abject defeat also.
Did you know I was in Vietnam, Cambodia too, at christmas.
Kerry learned nothing in the service, but then his mind
just wasn’t into it.
Obama is a national disgrace.
Kerry has about as much experience and knowledge of military needs as do I - which is to say, very damned little. Someone needs to put rigging tape over his mouth.
“Gen.” Kerry is laying the groundwork for Zero to tell Gen. McChrystal FU.
Kerry looks like an Austin Powers gigolo. Shagalicious baby.(not)
When politicians try to run wars - wars get lost.
Thats the truth, odumbo has brought us that low
Cheney would wipe the floor with this ‘purple heart for a bandaid cut’ idiot.
Lurch = Dominique de Villepin de Loser de Heinz
How the f*** would Kerry know sh** about military plans? When did he ever get past first lieutenant? Or was it second lieutenant?