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Has Pentagon chief reversed his position on striking Syria?
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9/04/2013 | Anna Mulrine

Posted on 09/04/2013 8:49:43 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the top Pentagon officer repeatedly warned against the costs and potential entanglements of military involvement in Syria. Now he's testifying on behalf of the White House.

The nation's top military officer warned repeatedly in recent months that getting US military involved with Syria is a dangerous proposition...

Did he change his mind or is he just doing the White House's bidding?

In the past, he has made it clear that US military intervention could tip the balance of power in favor of Islamist rebels who don't necessarily have the interests of the United States at heart...

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


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Was Dempsey telling the truth then? Now?
1 posted on 09/04/2013 8:49:43 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

He likes his job and wants to keep it.


2 posted on 09/04/2013 8:51:03 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: NonValueAdded

“He likes his job and wants to keep it.”

He likes his life, and the life of his family.


3 posted on 09/04/2013 8:54:10 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Like Betrayus, Dempsey probably has a squeeze on the side.
And Zero has the file.


4 posted on 09/04/2013 8:54:14 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: NonValueAdded

A sell out? Never....


5 posted on 09/04/2013 8:54:25 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: NonValueAdded

He’s following his orders.


6 posted on 09/04/2013 8:55:32 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?


7 posted on 09/04/2013 8:56:06 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Bet he’d fail the West Point honor code about now.


8 posted on 09/04/2013 8:56:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

All of “0bama’s military” needs to resign.


9 posted on 09/04/2013 8:57:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

No but, his knees have developed calluses in abeyance to his boy king.


10 posted on 09/04/2013 8:58:59 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

he is a pansy ass lying son of a beach


11 posted on 09/04/2013 9:01:00 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Ronin; All

But in doing so, would a reversal in his position be now like lying through his teeth?


12 posted on 09/04/2013 9:02:24 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: DBrow

He likes his life, and the life of his family.


BINGO!

A lot of them, along with their families, have been threatened.


13 posted on 09/04/2013 9:20:46 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

The NSA has the goods on him. Just like it has the goods on nearly every American these days.

Welcome the the Neu Amerika.


14 posted on 09/04/2013 9:24:00 PM PDT by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The Syrian War: What You’re Not Being Told
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkamZg68jpk#t=947


15 posted on 09/04/2013 9:30:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The NSA files have once again come to the rescue of our Dear Leader.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 9:30:24 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: laplata
Did you see the video of the hearing (it was on CNN) where Kerry (after blabbing nonsensically for a few minutes) turns to the General, and says "would you like to add your comments here General?".

The General says, "Thanks for the offer, but no, I don't have anything to say."

17 posted on 09/04/2013 9:31:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Senior generals have to support the Commander in Chief or resign. I would prefer that more resign, but that would give Obama more chances to promote his flunkies into positions of power, so we are not looking at a lot of good options here.

Do you think the Commandant of the US Marine Corps really liked the idea of “stepping out smartly” when the President and Congress ordered him to accept gays openly in the Corps?

We’re in perilous times. The steel supports of the Republic are cracking. It is impossible to say what will happen in the days, weeks, and months ahead.


18 posted on 09/04/2013 9:39:16 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: tennmountainman

I hope you aren’t right.

Sad, indeed, if that is what it has come to.

Integrity in the armed forces made this country.

Duty. Honor. Country.

Strengthen the things that remain...


19 posted on 09/04/2013 9:48:08 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: laplata

Just like the Red Army 1938, all that’s missing is the one-way trip to The Lubyanka.


20 posted on 09/04/2013 9:49:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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