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McChrystal Out, Petraeus In, Yet Buffoonish Commander-In-Chief Remains
http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/06/23/mcchrystal-out-petraeus-in-yet-buffoonish-commander-in-chief-remains/ ^ | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 06/23/2010 1:42:54 PM PDT by cyogerst

After expressing grave misgivings about his dawdling, unserious, greenhorn Commander-in-Chief’s policies, Gen. Stanley McChrystal is history.

In a sensational Rolling Stone interview appropriately titled “The Runaway General,” McChrystal and his staffers were quite right to be critical of President Obama’s non-strategy for not winning the war in Afghanistan, but in a constitutional republic propriety requires that top generals keep their mouths (and the mouths of their aides) shut in public. Rolling Stone has a long history of blindly opposing war in general so it seems reasonable to assume the magazine went with the article in an effort to undermine America’s war effort. Longtime leftist Jann Wenner, founder of the magazine, wouldn’t have it any other way

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; cicobama; mcchrystal; petraeus

1 posted on 06/23/2010 1:42:56 PM PDT by cyogerst
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To: cyogerst

Gen Petereus was demoted by sending him to Afphaganistan.


2 posted on 06/23/2010 1:48:23 PM PDT by tillacum (It's the military, not the press, not the politicians, who keep this country free.)
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To: cyogerst

Wenner is a major Obama bootlicker, not only through RS but he also did that hit piece on Sara Palin through Us magazine. So while it may not be a surprise that he would want to undermine the war effort it is a surprise that he would publish an article that paints the administration as a bunch of buffoons.


3 posted on 06/23/2010 1:48:44 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: cyogerst
Tossing McChrystal aside and keeping Obama is like tossing out the day-old bread and keeping last month's tuna salad that's never been refrigerated. I miss having adults in charge.

Yeah, I miss George W. Bush.

4 posted on 06/23/2010 1:49:59 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: cyogerst

He’s a child blundering about in a dangerous, adult world. His election will go down in history as the darkest day for democracy.


5 posted on 06/23/2010 1:50:22 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: cyogerst

He’s a child blundering about in a dangerous, adult world. His election will go down in history as the darkest day for democracy.


6 posted on 06/23/2010 1:50:22 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: cyogerst

obamablueboy


7 posted on 06/23/2010 1:50:44 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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Watching this administration “operate” this war, reminds me of the dim-o-crats and the press “operating” the Viet Nam war. A lot of very good people got dead in that mess, and for nothing. Obviously they have learned nothing since then. Bring the boys and girls home now! Lets fix America first.


8 posted on 06/23/2010 1:50:58 PM PDT by nuadvntur
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To: cyogerst

He doesn’t look quite thrilled:

http://www.daylife.com/photo/0dy09JmgmC3VF?q=Top+News


9 posted on 06/23/2010 1:52:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cyogerst

- Fort Hood
- Deepwater Horizon
- Afghanistan surge
- Rolling Stone Interview
- Infamous abortionist killed

Can you list the order of priority?


10 posted on 06/23/2010 1:52:23 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: cyogerst

Petraeus passed out last week while testifying before those idiots in congress. One wonders how long he can stand the rigors of a battlefield commander.


11 posted on 06/23/2010 1:55:06 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Wenner is a major Obama bootlicker, not only through RS but he also did that hit piece on Sara Palin through Us magazine. So while it may not be a surprise that he would want to undermine the war effort it is a surprise that he would publish an article that paints the administration as a bunch of buffoons.

Wenner is also a mega-out gay man. Don't forget, until Obama's current GLBT Month thingie, the gays' thongs were in a wad that O wasn't doing enough for them. And the publishing timelines for a major magazine interview are months ahead of the issue hitting the stores.

12 posted on 06/23/2010 1:58:29 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (" 'Bush did it' is not a foreign policy." -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: trisham

God bless him. Pray for David Petraeus, FReepers.


13 posted on 06/23/2010 2:01:14 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (" 'Bush did it' is not a foreign policy." -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: cyogerst
Obummer has told one lie after the other and now he cans a General for daring to speak the truth. America is in dire straights and I am afraid blood will flow deeply in the streets if something doesn't stop this WhiteHouse. Waco was a preview as to what Democrats are capable of.
14 posted on 06/23/2010 2:04:29 PM PDT by RocketRoland
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To: cyogerst
Obummer has told one lie after the other and now he cans a General for daring to speak the truth. America is in dire straights and I am afraid blood will flow deeply in the streets if something doesn't stop this WhiteHouse. Waco was a preview as to what Democrats are capable of.
15 posted on 06/23/2010 2:05:00 PM PDT by RocketRoland
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To: Albion Wilde

I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes.


16 posted on 06/23/2010 2:15:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

The General will do fine. Trust me


17 posted on 06/23/2010 2:28:00 PM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: cyogerst

What will the old “Be trey Us” crowd have to say now that their “BOY” has chosen him. Guess its ok now and his name is Petrereus again.


18 posted on 06/23/2010 2:38:00 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: cyogerst

“...McChrystal and his staffers were quite right to be critical of President Obama’s non-strategy for not winning the war in Afghanistan...”

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Didn’t McChrystal know, before he accepted the job, that Obama would side with the enemy? Why the general’s surprise with 0’s incompetence? 0 made it very clear, even before the elections, that he would always side with Islam.

And now Patraeus accepts his opportunity to be thrown under the bus. Didn’t they teach them more astuteness at West Point?


19 posted on 06/23/2010 2:40:12 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's guaranteed road to destruction.)
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To: cyogerst

“...McChrystal and his staffers were quite right to be critical of President Obama’s non-strategy for not winning the war in Afghanistan...”

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Didn’t McChrystal know, before he accepted the job, that Obama would side with the enemy? Why the general’s surprise with 0’s incompetence? 0 made it very clear, even before the elections, that he would always side with Islam.

And now Patraeus accepts his opportunity to be thrown under the bus. Didn’t they teach them more astuteness at West Point?


20 posted on 06/23/2010 2:41:57 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's guaranteed road to destruction.)
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To: cyogerst

Now Mac C can go on the road and tell it like it is...


21 posted on 06/23/2010 2:45:57 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: cyogerst; All
"McChrystal Out, Petraeus In, Yet Buffoonish Commander-In-Chief Remains"

Obama Change Diaper

22 posted on 06/23/2010 2:54:12 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: cyogerst

What was the general thinking? Actually speaking the truth!


23 posted on 06/23/2010 2:56:38 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: 353FMG; All
"Didn’t McChrystal know, before he accepted the job, that Obama would side with the enemy?"

Obama Wrong Way

24 posted on 06/23/2010 2:59:23 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: tillacum

That’s a good point!
Didn’t Obama have a vote supporting Move On. orgy’s condemnation of Petereous? Semms like the Hildabeast and other Rats did.


25 posted on 06/23/2010 3:21:11 PM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: cyogerst

Heads must be exploding over on the DU. For Lefties Petereus must have been number 5 on the most hated men in America list.


26 posted on 06/23/2010 3:33:47 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

I think you overestimate the denizens of DU. They must be in such severe denial at this point, given the wretched performance to date of B Hussein O.


27 posted on 06/23/2010 3:48:46 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cyogerst

DumBO had a difficult decision on whose advice to take on Afghanistan, Petraus or Biden. Biden, the only one dumber than ZerO or someone who would want to win the war. Firing McChrystal was an admission that his policies are a failure, not, because McChrystal was failing, but, that, the policy was not sufficiently gratuitous to DumBO.


28 posted on 06/23/2010 4:44:16 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (2012, the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: cyogerst

bump


29 posted on 06/23/2010 8:33:52 PM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: FBD

He sure did, during the campaign and said the Surge wouldn’t work, which it did. It worked until the muslim told the world we would be pulling out of Iraq in a year. Now we’re seeing an increase in arabs bombing arabs with vehicles filled with explosives, in Iraq.


30 posted on 06/23/2010 8:54:41 PM PDT by tillacum (It's the military, not the press, not the politicians, who keep this country free.)
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