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Obama relieved Gen. Stanley McChrystal of commanding forces in Afghanistan.
Wall Street Journal ^ | June 23, 2010

Posted on 06/23/2010 10:31:05 AM PDT by reaganaut1

Obama chooses Gen. David Petraeus to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as top Afghan commander, according to the Associated Press.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; mcchrystal; military; muslim; muslimvictory; obama; petraeus; victory4enemy; victory4islam
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1 posted on 06/23/2010 10:31:06 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh this is too rich.. Remember the General ‘Betray Us’- put out by Obama’s boss, George Soros and moveon.org.....well Obama just hired him for Afghanistan!

Bwahahahahaha


2 posted on 06/23/2010 10:33:08 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: reaganaut1

Thank God George W. Bush won the war in Iraq or this thing will seriously be imploding under the lack of leadership that this administration displays.


3 posted on 06/23/2010 10:33:11 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Our nation has a choice, Vote or Die.)
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To: reaganaut1

I would not be entirely surprised if Petraeus were our next president. Stranger things have happened.


4 posted on 06/23/2010 10:33:21 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: reaganaut1

Thank God George W. Bush won the war in Iraq or this thing will seriously be imploding under the lack of leadership that this administration displays.


5 posted on 06/23/2010 10:33:24 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Our nation has a choice, Vote or Die.)
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To: reaganaut1

Now that’s going to strengthen his far-left wacko support.


6 posted on 06/23/2010 10:34:05 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: reaganaut1

so who gets CENTCOM?


7 posted on 06/23/2010 10:34:12 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: reaganaut1

His Majesty missed a golden opportunity to prove that our war effort is more important than his ego. Rather, he has reinforced his stereotype as a thin-skinned, vain autocrat.


8 posted on 06/23/2010 10:34:23 AM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: Freddd

Good luck to the General. He has a big job ahead of him.


9 posted on 06/23/2010 10:34:33 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: reaganaut1

Petraeus should just resign. Let Obama name some lesbian “general” to the job instead, if the ROE aren’t going to change.


10 posted on 06/23/2010 10:34:52 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Freddd

Pathetic isn’t it? Bush’s Sec. of Defense, Bush’s commander...


11 posted on 06/23/2010 10:35:29 AM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: Freddd

On top of that, Obama had to replace the guy Obama chose!

ROFLOL.


12 posted on 06/23/2010 10:35:44 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: reaganaut1
He owns it, now.

No more blaming Bush.

13 posted on 06/23/2010 10:36:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: cvq3842
I would not be entirely surprised if Petraeus were our next president

Patraeus has said repeatedly he doesn't want anything to do with politics, especially for the presidency. I don't blame him a bit for that.

14 posted on 06/23/2010 10:36:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: americanophile

When it goes off the rails, he can blame McChrystal.


15 posted on 06/23/2010 10:36:45 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: cvq3842
I would not be entirely surprised if Petraeus were our next president. Stranger things have happened.

I hope to hell he's not! He has described himself as a "Rockefeller Republican". Yes, on the record! And not in 1975...recently! And not to Rolling Stone! Petraeus is NOT the savior the GOP is looking for.

16 posted on 06/23/2010 10:36:51 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: ScottinVA

Patraeus=Petraeus


17 posted on 06/23/2010 10:36:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: reaganaut1

Blame your predecessor
Blame your second in command
Prepare three envelopes...

Except that seconds in command seem to be bailing out before they can be blamed...


18 posted on 06/23/2010 10:37:09 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 516 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: reaganaut1

Isn’t that a non-trivial demotion for Petraeus? And how are the liberals going to feel about having the Afghan war handled by the very person Bush relied upon to oversee the detested “surge” in Iraq?

Obama seems to have a talent for jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Somehow I don’t think this decision is going to reverse his declining approval ratings.


19 posted on 06/23/2010 10:37:09 AM PDT by DrC
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To: reaganaut1
Was McCrystal simply relieved of command or has he retired from the military?
20 posted on 06/23/2010 10:37:24 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: roaddog727
so who gets CENTCOM?

Wondering that myself. I have to admit I'm relieved that Petraeus is taking over but isn't that a bit of a slap for being an outstanding leader?

21 posted on 06/23/2010 10:37:38 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: montag813

Ok thanks.


22 posted on 06/23/2010 10:37:44 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: Freddd

OH NO, Obama’s using ‘Bush’s failed policy’

BWAHAHAHAHA


23 posted on 06/23/2010 10:38:16 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: reaganaut1

Two demotions - one for Petraeus and one for McChrystal.


24 posted on 06/23/2010 10:38:20 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: roaddog727

General Petraeus can’t handle both CENTCOM and Afghanistan.


25 posted on 06/23/2010 10:38:21 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: montag813

I’m still baffled as to why anyone would agree to give an interview to Rolling Stone. Nothing good can come from that (unless you are Obama).


26 posted on 06/23/2010 10:38:38 AM PDT by AUJenn
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To: cvq3842

General McChystal ...the new improved Col. Nathan Jessup !!


27 posted on 06/23/2010 10:38:48 AM PDT by W-Girl
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To: napscoordinator

Good luck to our troops. With Obama CIC, they are going to need it. God bless our men and women doing a nasty job.


28 posted on 06/23/2010 10:38:48 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: reaganaut1

Gen. David Petraeus is already the Afghanistan CDR. He is the CENTCOM CINC. Something is screwy here.


29 posted on 06/23/2010 10:39:15 AM PDT by Hillbillary (I know how to deal with Communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: reaganaut1

Pres’ent DUh-bama is the one who should be “RELIEVED of command”. His own party said worse of him during the campaign...he asked one of them to be his running mate and filled cabinet posts with the rest. They were all far more critical than any comments attributed to the general.


30 posted on 06/23/2010 10:39:19 AM PDT by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: reaganaut1
Maybe McChrystal should run for President...you know, just to further piss off the Purple-lipped peacock
31 posted on 06/23/2010 10:39:40 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: montag813; pissant; P-Marlowe; Dr. Eckleburg

Don’t put some lesbian in charge. When all is said and done, we have OUR troops in the field depending on us to give them the best equipment, the best intelligence, the best ROEs, and the best LEADERSHIP.

Never desert our troops. Ever.

McChrystal fell on his sword for some reason. Here’s hoping he gets a quick opportunity to tell why to America. His apology probably salvaged his retirement, but he doesn’t have to be released from service, so he isn’t necessarily going to get a chance to talk.


32 posted on 06/23/2010 10:39:43 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: reaganaut1

Who didn’t see this coming?

If the Obamanation hadn’t done this, then he’d be seen as a being unable to control the military by the left.

And that’s one of the last things he wants, is for his base - the left - to see him as ineffective and weak. Now the rest of America already knows he’s weak, but his supporters don’t yet.


33 posted on 06/23/2010 10:39:46 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: reaganaut1

Petraeus was already over the Afghanistan command at CENTCOM HQ. Its natural for HQ commander to temporarily takeover until they find another field commander. Besides, such an announced tactic will resonate with world perception. I highly doubt that Petraeus is going to be the day-to-day guy in Afghanistan for a lengthy period of time. He has able commanders that work for him. That is how things work.


34 posted on 06/23/2010 10:39:57 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: DrC

I get the feeling the libs don’t care nearly as much about the war as they did when Bush was president.


35 posted on 06/23/2010 10:40:03 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: reaganaut1

Obama’s General gets dumped, Bush’s General returns.

Can Bush return as CIC too?


36 posted on 06/23/2010 10:40:03 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: reaganaut1
Don't do it General Petraeus. You will just be the fall guy for Obama. He doesn't want to win. The ROEs are designed to just keep getting Americans killed. The announced departure date will lead to scenes like the last days in Saigon as we try to get out. Petraeus will tarnish his own chances for higher office if he takes this on and Obama keeps strangling the US war effort.
37 posted on 06/23/2010 10:40:23 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Freddd

Change, no. Hope, yes.


38 posted on 06/23/2010 10:40:32 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: reaganaut1

Such a tiny, tiny man is the big chair. Here is a portrait:

*


39 posted on 06/23/2010 10:40:35 AM PDT by Cyber Ninja (Rebuke, Renounce, Repeal, Repeat,...)
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To: reaganaut1

If Obama had dressed down McChristal and kept him in command, he would be better able to control what he says in the future.

Right now, I see a best selling book in the near future by McChristal on how Obama $@*&@$#$% the Afghan War. UNLESS Obama in some other way blackmails him.


40 posted on 06/23/2010 10:40:35 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: reaganaut1
Ah, simpler times:


41 posted on 06/23/2010 10:40:35 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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To: Freddd

Doesn’t Petraeus have prostate cancer?


42 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:05 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: armymarinemom

If I were Petraeus, I would dread this duty.


43 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:18 AM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: Freddd
What will 0bummer's buddies at MoveOn.org think?


44 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:26 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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To: reaganaut1

Our pablum puking president isn’t fit to carry General Stanley McChrystal water bucket


45 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:28 AM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: armymarinemom

I can’t imagine why Petraeus would accept the position unless he gets to tell Obama how things are going to be and then make the necessary changes. Does he have the option of refusing the move, or is he stuck doing whatever Obama wants him to?


46 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:36 AM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: reaganaut1

Headline I would like to see:

____?______ removes Barry (a.k.a. Barack) Hussein Soetoro (a.k.a. Obama) from Presidency.


47 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:36 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: reaganaut1

So, where is Gen. McChrystal going ? Is he retiring or does he get a desk job ?


48 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: roaddog727

Petraeus keeps it.


49 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:52 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: reaganaut1

I wonder if Obama will take questions...

Like,..”do you feel this episode reflects a lack of confidence of your military commanders for your administration’s national security capabilities?”....something like that....

...or will another fly land on his lip and he just walks away...


50 posted on 06/23/2010 10:42:26 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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