Skip to comments.Now squelch the other bigmouths
Posted on 06/24/2010 3:08:31 AM PDT by Scanian
I have tremendous regard for Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the outstanding service he has rendered to our nation.
I met with Gen. McChrystal in Iraq, where he was joint special-operations commander carrying out the most daring and vital missions. He is a warrior and a patriot. Yet his remarks in Rolling Stone were clearly inappropriate and wrong. I understand and support President Obama's decision to accept his resignation as commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
I also, of course, strongly support the president's decision to have Gen. David Petraeus succeed McChrystal. Petraeus is a true American hero, who carried out the "surge" policy in Iraq and turned that war around from the brink of defeat.
He did this against great odds and the blindly partisan opposition of then-Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the scurrilous attacks of left-wing lowlifes such as Moveon.org, which slandered him as Gen. "Betrayus."
On my recent visit to Afghanistan, I was (as always) impressed and inspired by the dedication of our men and women who are in harm's way every day. Their mission there is essential to defeating Islamic terorrism. We must defeat the Taliban and al Qaeda.
For Gen. Petraeus to be able to succeed, however, President Obama must finally take command of his administration and assert control over the civilian officials in his administration who consistently undermined Gen. McChrystal. For starters:
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Hook, line and sinker even the erstwhile Rep King buys the whitehouse/MSm hatchet job on Stanley. Show me in the now infamous article where the general said anything? ???
Gen. Petraeus should have made these points a condition of accepting the assignment if he was “asked” to accept it and not just ordered to take it.
No war can be won with Obama and his Marxists in charge.
The entire officer corps should resign in disgust and repudiation.
We are back in VietNam and it's all repeating itself.
Let the narcissist emperor fight his own wars.
About 70% of the Officer Corps voted for obama.
“Yet his remarks in Rolling Stone were clearly inappropriate and wrong.”
I don’t know what he said, but was it any worse than what everybody else is saying about that ignorant and incompetent Muslim Communist President?
What did McChrystal say? I have not read it, but I intend to find it and read it.
“What did McChrystal say? I have not read it, but I intend to find it and read it.”
I don’t know - never read it anywhere.
To me its like Ike personally commanding the 3rd Army instead having Patton Commanding it right after D-Day.(1). (And after 1st being relived or commanding the 7th Army in Sicily)
So I just don't hope that Bambi doesn't screw Gen Petraeus after next July when Bambi says troops sre pulling out, then the Gen won't have a job and will be forced to retire.
(1) Patton's 3rd Army didn't go in on D-Day. Some Divisions went in on D-Day +9. Some on July 11 like the 4th Armored Div (1st combat on July 17, then that Bastogne thingy in Dec. of '44)
The attacks on Karzai seem to be official White House policy, not just loose lips by warriors stuck in a city because of the volcanic ash over Europe.
Here is a link to the pdf of the article. I cant post the actual pdf but kristinn did on this thread:
He mocked Petraeus and the surge that transformed Iraq, although that country is still far from out of the woods...now he goes running back to the man for help, because his “hand picked” general spoke his mind and the truth....but, right now I’m wondering how Petraeus feels about getting demoted...
President Obama must...? Witness collectivism, soft tyranny, domestic enemies. Witness their ideology and tactics inside our/your "house". What gangs are they attached to? What collectives are they beholden to? What anti-truth, anti-freedom collectives are funding them. What anti-truth, anti-freedom collectives are being defunded, de-legitimized, dismantled? Zero. President Ocollectivist, The Divider-in-Chief must...? Wake up Peter King.
The collective, the gang, the jihad marches on.
We the collective...?
Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Who knows what goes on behind the scenes?
Maybe Hussein said to him, “Either do both jobs or we’ll bring Wesley Clark out of retirement and give him Cencom while we stick you in Afghanistan.”