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Panetta: Troop misconduct shows 'a lack of professionalism'
Politico ^ | 5/4/12 | BYRON TAU

Posted on 05/05/2012 10:17:38 AM PDT by ColdOne

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called on American soldiers to remember that when serving abroad they are representing the United States — and that incidents involving the desecration of enemy corpses shows "a lack of professionalism" among American forces.

Speaking to troops at Fort Benning, Ga., Panetta said that the high profile cases involving servicemembers urinating on Afghan corpses and posing for pictures with body parts "show a lack of judgment, a lack of professionalism, and a lack of leadership,"

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I will not write what I really am thinking.
1 posted on 05/05/2012 10:17:42 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

“I will not write what I really am thinking.”

Let me help you. Panetta is a low-life Marxist bastard who shames the office he holds just making such a comment.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 10:20:04 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: ColdOne

But government officials misconduct is of course expected.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 10:21:37 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: ColdOne

Who’s the commander in chief again?


4 posted on 05/05/2012 10:21:44 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: ColdOne

Like 0bama doesn’t?


5 posted on 05/05/2012 10:22:04 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ColdOne

Hey Leo,

Your whole frigging administarion shows a lack of professionalism including you. You don’t even rate being in the same room with our heroes over there.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 10:23:30 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: vette6387; ColdOne; Lazmataz

Laz has a “way with words & phrases”. (Can’t find the hilarious thread he did last month, but I laughed so hard I almost ... nah, I didn’t really)

Let’s see what he can do with...

“I will not write what I really am thinking.”


7 posted on 05/05/2012 10:23:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: ColdOne

Can someone explain what the concern is when our troops pose with the body parts of terrorists? Isn’t that the message we want terrorists to soak in? You commit terrorism and THIS is how you’ll wind up!

Panetta follows in a long illustrious line of Leftists who front for ‘the rights’ of terrorists, to be somehow reverenced, not seen for what they really are.

Not professional? Funny you should mention that phrase Mr. Panetta. That’s exactly what you and your ilk are!

Get back to me when you can reach the boot-laces of any of our troops, you mental midget.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 10:25:20 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: ColdOne

Fish stink from the head down, Panetta.


9 posted on 05/05/2012 10:25:41 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: DoughtyOne

Panetta was chosen for his evil.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 10:28:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ColdOne
Similarly when Obama bowed to the Saudi King he was representing The United States of America. He was not supposed to be representing himself.

As to what I am linking. Well I think Obama’s Administration is an Epic Disaster. Obama is puny little man who thinks getting Osama was a tough decision. As for Panetta, he is a lap dog butt kissing........you get the picture.

11 posted on 05/05/2012 10:29:57 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: ColdOne

Professionalism stats at the top.


12 posted on 05/05/2012 10:30:16 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: ColdOne

He is such a f...ing ...hole (read without the ellipses).


13 posted on 05/05/2012 10:31:09 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: ColdOne

Reflects lack of Leadership and the lack of traditional standards/values. It also means they (leadership) are making the Troops the scape goat and not taking the responsibility they duly deserve.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 10:37:13 AM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: ColdOne

I will. @*^$ you, panetta.


15 posted on 05/05/2012 10:39:25 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: ColdOne

Panetta shames the office he holds and our serving troops, airmen and sailors. These are soldiers from 18 to 23 in age and most were privates. They are in a war zone, scared and danger is all around.

To show off around dead enemy is a natural reaction and was a way to acclimate themselves to the reality of war, one must be ready to kill or die. I do not condone the showing off, I say it happens and move on.

Private talks by the sergeant or lieutenant are in order, not a shaming at national command level. Shaming these troops is pulling down the whole force and not acceptable.


16 posted on 05/05/2012 10:39:56 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: RicocheT

Did you see 300? What did they do with the bodies? History is full of examples of far worst things, but guess what they did serve a purpose did it not? Never the less our leadership is the true failure here once again another example.


17 posted on 05/05/2012 10:48:21 AM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: DGHoodini

What an insult to our young men and women!! You blathering Idiot!


18 posted on 05/05/2012 11:02:25 AM PDT by lu shissler
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To: ColdOne

19 posted on 05/05/2012 11:08:59 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: lu shissler

I think DGHoodini meant it like the head of a snake analogy, with no disrespect to the Troops.


20 posted on 05/05/2012 11:10:42 AM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: ColdOne

Right, the bodies should have been brought back to
Washington DC so Michele could urinate on them.

That ain’t rain, it’s wookie piss!


21 posted on 05/05/2012 11:10:42 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ColdOne
“I will not write what I really am thinking.”

I will...

We need to go to “war” with the Taliban. We need to make it so hard on them that they ask for “peace terms”. Right now it looks like we are asking them for “peace terms” because we are trying to make them like us. This is not how you win a war... I have read Petreus and Mattis new/revised COIN manual and while I agree with much of what they say there is an underlying assumption that our foes have or share our values. Not so, these guys are not tired of war and see the road to victory ahead of them. Now is the time to destroy their morale by doubling down on the “surge” concept and loosening the rules of engagement. Start countering every attack with a response the is over whelming to the point that they become so afraid they ask for relief... short of such a response we need to get the hell out! and let them eat each other. They will never be a western nation-state in our lifetimes but they can sure be defeated...

22 posted on 05/05/2012 11:24:50 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: ColdOne

Lyin’ Pendejo needs to look a little closer to home if wants to find true “unprofessionalism.”


23 posted on 05/05/2012 11:25:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: RedEyeJack
I agree with you. The last time we faced a foe anywhere near this fanatical was the Japanese in WWII. Once we started destroying their cities with impunity, it got their attention and they decided to play nice. Anything short of that, they would have fought a war of attrition to the last man, woman and child.

Unfortunately, our national command authority hasn't the political will or resolve to fight this war the way it needs to be fought and our servicemembers are paying the price with their blood.

24 posted on 05/05/2012 11:35:19 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: vette6387

Troops only follow the example from the top.


25 posted on 05/05/2012 11:57:39 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: lu shissler

You misunderstand. Think. Who is the head of the fish? Who do the Secret Service take their direction from? WHO DO THE MILITARY TAKE THEIR LEAD FROM? WHO IS HIS HEAD MAN OVER THE MILITARY?

Also, why does the POTUS always take so many separate flights from the First Lady? Could it be the breakdown among the Secret Service comes from watching Obama us Air Force One to hide his stream of DemboSluts on his personal Playboy jet.uhhhm, Air Force One?


26 posted on 05/05/2012 11:59:51 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: carriage_hill; Lazamataz
Laz has a “way with words & phrases”. (Can’t find the hilarious thread he did last month,

You misspelled Lazamataz.

27 posted on 05/05/2012 12:00:23 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: ColdOne
... and that incidents involving the desecration of enemy corpses shows "a lack of professionalism" among American forces.

Hey Leon, have you ever worn a uniform and carried a weapon in a war zone? If not STFU. Just be glad you didn't see the journals my father brought home from WWII. They would make the current war look like a cake walk.

28 posted on 05/05/2012 12:05:30 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Whoops; thanks for the correction!


29 posted on 05/05/2012 12:42:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: ColdOne

You wot but I will,Hey Pickle Nose,stick it up your Butt you anti American Hack,you dont have the Moral Authority to Address anyone about their Behaviour. Tell your story walking Putz


30 posted on 05/05/2012 1:28:13 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ColdOne
Panetta is the worst SecDef since Louis Johnson.

Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_A._Johnson

31 posted on 05/05/2012 4:03:42 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Agreed. Sorry for the delay. I haven’t been on the forum much recently.


32 posted on 05/07/2012 4:46:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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