Skip to comments.Hamid Karzai Backs McChrystal amid Uproar
Posted on 06/22/2010 11:56:57 AM PDT by STARWISE
Afghan Pres. Says Top U.S. Commander is "Best" Person to Lead the Effort
The spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the leader believes Gen. Stanley McChrystal is the "best commander" of the war.
Karzai spokesman Waheed Omar says the president strongly backs the top commander in Afghanistan and hopes that President Barack Obama doesn't decide to replace him.
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Shoosh, this will really wee wee up Mr. Skittles. Geez, everybody thinks they can pown Mr. Skittles. I wonder when Mr. Skittles is going to unleash his ass kicking self on the world?
They should have been brought home from that mess year’s ago. For the live of me, I can’t understand why most Republicans voted to approve Obama’s surge. What were they thinking?!?
Unfortunately, it’s not about Karzai, or victory, or our troops or national security. It’s about the only concern of this CIC (Clueless In Command)-Obama’s girly thin skin.
They were thinking that you can’t have a vacuum of power in Afganistan or terrorists will once again have a place to congregate and plan/stage attacks on us...of course.
Barry Hussein Obama is not a warrior. He knows as much about fighting a war as he does about the oil industry. He’s just a freeloading “community organizer.” Dumber than a box of rocks. Throw the bum out!
The declaration of assets, signed by Karzai, said he earned $525 a month and had 15,635 ($18,762) and $134 in cash two Commerzbank accounts in Germany. While it listed no land or property, it said Karzai -- who is married to a stay-at-home physician and has a young son -- had jewellery and other valuables worth $11,036, according to a declaration of his assets on Sunday by the High Office for Oversight and anti-Corruption Commission.
Karzai is backing Barry into a corner. If Barry does not fire the general, he will look weak and impotent. If he does fire him, he will be sticking his thumb into the eye of the one man in Afghanistan whose cooperation we need for a successful mission.
[I wonder when Mr. Skittles is going to unleash his ass kicking self on the world?]
You know, when you are a 99 lb weakling, you have to claim to be an ‘ass kicker’ to your ballerina friend so you have street cred.
The Presidency of Barack Hussein 0bummer has become a daily farce-fest. This is getting pretty darned funny, when The Roiling Stoner can make an international kerfuffle out of the Bozo In Chief being dissed by Generals.
Break out the popcorn!
McChrystal is donecakes. The article concludes BO is Bush Lite, and that won’t be tolerated by the left (who’d much rather BO be called Hitler than Bush).
Even though he had voted for Obama, McChrystal and his new commander in chief failed from the outset to connect.McChrystal voted for 0? Learn something new every day.
We have a long way to go before this enemy is removed from his high office.
I pray we survive and can restore our nation to her once greatness.
At this point I see no Reagan in the wings.
Maybe they thought they'd look like massive hypocrites if they didn't.
I agree. There really aren’t many adults out there in our broken down political system. On either side.
We are obviously not winning this war...not the way it is being fought. Corrupt ally govt—locals unwilling to step up — insurgents using terror -— and on and on.
Don’t let a crisis go to waste. *grin*
Whattamess .. so insanely stupid of him. Talk
about loose lips sinking ships.
I’m starting to think that, for the good and
enduring morale of the troops and integrity of
the effort, he could be considering resigning,
if he doesn’t get fired.
I just heard from dramaqueen Shep that the only
person McChrystal didn’t call to apologize was
-0. Anyone know if that’s true? If so, it could
be that he’s planning to resign tomorrow.
And, of course, then he’d be free to speak the
truth .. (if he had 24/7 exemplary security).
Bottom line: my concern is the troops .. and if
he does resign, is there a top skilled, savvy and
tough general ready to take his place.
Except this time the evacuation choppers are on a timeline. ;-)
John Kerry reporting for dootie!
Had our president been a man with thicker skin, he would have ignored it. Had our president put the troops first, he would have ignored it. Now our troops are in the middle of this. It is bound to cause loss of morale.
Had our president realized that if he spoke out, others would too, making the whole thing out of proportion and making us look foolish in the eyes of other countries.
There were other ways to deal with this issue, in private, without bringing the General to Washington, taking him away from his duties, and causing all of this.
Quiet patience, strong silence, and tact were what was called for. The marks of a leader. Marks Obama does not possess. He is like the little kid in the school yard who takes his ball away if he does not like the way other kids are playing. What a wuss, wuss, wuss. I get more discouraged every day. It is bad enough he is not a good leader...he is not even a good, grownup man.
>> You know, when you are a 99 lb weakling,
Before judging physique, consider the profiles of tyrants.
Know what I think? I think that drooling pantywaist in the Oval Office (sigh......) just REVELS in his ability to call a 4-star general from the other side of the world, during a war, to HIS office, JUST to dress him down and show what a bad ass he is.
I really do. Disgusts me to say it, though.
Post of the day. Exactly what I would say myself.
Et tu Hamid?
Remember when Il Douche’ Jr. was running for office, claiming the whole world was going to re-think their position with the United States, because he was going to be so superior to George Bush?
Hell, this third grade level moron can’t even keep Muslims on his side.
Yes, but his political standing is so fragile and ephemereal that to not do anything now would show him to be a paper tiger. He had to pull this grandstanding stunt.
It is an indication of his executive and leadership qualities (rather, the lack of) that has caused the chaos and discord between the WH, its factions and the military on the ground.
Just went to the Rolling Stone site and read the entire article. McCrystal never really bad-mouths Zero, but his staff make some pretty good comments regarding Biden and Eikenberry.
The tone of the article is something McCrystal had no control over and it’s certainly not complimentary toward O’bummer. If that’s the O’zer’s beef, he should be calling the editor of Rolling Stone to his office to kick-ass, not Gen Stan McCrystal.
For what it's worth, I doubt the troops are demoralized by this. It has generated a lot of conversation, jokes and other commentary. Diversions like this are viewed as a form of entertainment and entertainment is a prized commodity in a war zone.
I still remember the great amusement and fun that was spawned by John F'in' Kerry's remark about getting "stuck in Iraq."
That’s encouraging .. hope it’s the case.
Some days, I imagine they feel like they’ve
been relegated to twist in the wind ..
courageous restraint medals and all.
Hope your world is fairly peaceful .. sure
is notable how little Iraq is a topic for
the presstitutes, isn’t it. Keep safe .. HUGS!
Thanks ... eye opening.
Not to changed the subject, but is FR loading slow for everyone too?
Just got a bit slower, but nowhere near as
hairpulling agonizing like yesterday.
President Bush, his Father and Ronald Reagan had no such problem because they delighted and giving the jobs to the best of the best.
What timing. Published: June 13, 2010
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai flew to this restive city on Sunday and told a gathering of local leaders to prepare themselves for sustained operations to rid the area of Taliban insurgents and for the pain those operations would exact.
I agree.... and I hate to say this, but I believe that we actually NEED an uprising by the military, led by the colonels, majors & captains, to overthrow the politically correct weenie, in-the-tank for 0b0z0 generals & admirals AND to throw out & imprison the entire executive branch especially 0b0z0, and the socialist demoRATs in Congress. We need a violent, bloody upheavel by patriots in the military if our country is to be saved from the islamic commie pig 0b0z0.
Amen to that. Get out now rather than sacrificing any more of our troops as political cannon fodder. Same goes for Iraq. Our time of bolstering these uzlim regimes that hate the infidels anyway is long past due for getting out. Just leave a parting comment..... if we need to come back, we will bomb them back into the stone age, and let them pick up the pieces. Same goes for Saudi Arabia that is largely funding the Islamic terrorist movements throughout the world
Well, it looks like they have that anyway, only more troops are in harm’s way now, with a correspondingly more taxed and put-upon supply chain.
I largely agree—except that we have let so many muslims into this nation that I fear our own homegrown jihadis will be at our collective necks — they already are.
What a sickening demoralizing mess...
Amen to this wonderful analysis of the situation!
Seems to me that in Bush tenure, weren’t there six generals that came forth denouncing the war effort. The left portrayed them as courageous.
You can append whatever revenge fantasy you want to the end of it, a sudden withdrawl is surrender. There won’t be a return to bomb whoever back to the stone age. The very idea of a US military response to anything would be discredited for decades.
You can’t just curl up into a warm soft isolationist womb safe from all the scary people. It won’t work.
What you describe in your post is leadership (as you point out). Leadership doesn’t come from being a community organizer. Leadership doesn’t come from being a state Senator, or Congressional Senator. Both positions are ‘one-of-many’ where consensus is the rule.
What we have is an ineffective community organizer, practiced in manipulating people for his own edification, and using political gamesmanship to his own advantage. He is in no way qualified for the position he holds, nor are those attending him qualified for their positions. We are being led by the lost.
yeah. I remember that. Why isn’t the media portraying McChrystal as courageous?
*Unless the ADC was in on it from the beginning.