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Hamid Karzai Backs McChrystal amid Uproar
CBS News ^ | 6-22-10

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

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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.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; karzai; mcchrystal; uproar
Talk about a stinking kettle of fish. God bless and protect our troops, buoy their morale .. they're caught in the despicable web of incompetence spawned by their cic. How many more slams can they endure ?
1 posted on 06/22/2010 11:56:57 AM PDT by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

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?


2 posted on 06/22/2010 11:59:30 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: STARWISE

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?!?


3 posted on 06/22/2010 12:00:05 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: STARWISE

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.


4 posted on 06/22/2010 12:01:14 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Captain Kirk

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.


5 posted on 06/22/2010 12:02:24 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: STARWISE

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!


6 posted on 06/22/2010 12:02:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Had enough "history" yet?)
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To: STARWISE
KABUL (Reuters)

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.

7 posted on 06/22/2010 12:04:12 PM PDT by gandalftb (OK State: Go Cowboys)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


8 posted on 06/22/2010 12:05:48 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

[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.


9 posted on 06/22/2010 12:07:12 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: STARWISE

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!


10 posted on 06/22/2010 12:08:07 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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To: STARWISE

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).


11 posted on 06/22/2010 12:09:06 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: STARWISE
FROM THE ROLLING STONE PIECE:

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.
12 posted on 06/22/2010 12:10:07 PM PDT by library user
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To: STARWISE
Vuvuzela says What??!???
13 posted on 06/22/2010 12:10:44 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The real answer is "I Won" is the enemy within. Top Dog ,no less.

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.

14 posted on 06/22/2010 12:11:03 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Captain Kirk
I can’t understand why most Republicans voted to approve Obama’s surge.

Maybe they thought they'd look like massive hypocrites if they didn't.

15 posted on 06/22/2010 12:13:09 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: BARLF

I agree. There really aren’t many adults out there in our broken down political system. On either side.


16 posted on 06/22/2010 12:13:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Had enough "history" yet?)
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To: Captain Kirk

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.

Vietnam redux.


17 posted on 06/22/2010 12:14:30 PM PDT by eleni121
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To: STARWISE

Don’t let a crisis go to waste. *grin*


18 posted on 06/22/2010 12:16:33 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: Chet 99; SandRat; All

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.


19 posted on 06/22/2010 12:17:40 PM PDT by STARWISE ( The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: eleni121
Vietnam redux.

Except this time the evacuation choppers are on a timeline. ;-)

20 posted on 06/22/2010 12:17:53 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: STARWISE
if he does resign, is there a top skilled, savvy and tough general ready to take his place.

John Kerry reporting for dootie!

21 posted on 06/22/2010 12:19:38 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: STARWISE
Whether or not it was right of McChrystal to say what he said, the President should not have made such a big issue of it.

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.

22 posted on 06/22/2010 12:23:57 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: BARLF
At this point I see no Reagan in the wings.

Duncan Hunter?

23 posted on 06/22/2010 12:24:30 PM PDT by library user
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To: DaxtonBrown

>> You know, when you are a 99 lb weakling,

Before judging physique, consider the profiles of tyrants.


24 posted on 06/22/2010 12:29:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: STARWISE

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.


25 posted on 06/22/2010 12:32:15 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: CitizenM

Post of the day. Exactly what I would say myself.


26 posted on 06/22/2010 12:42:37 PM PDT by TOneocon (The reason there is so much poverty is because of the uneven distribution of capitalism...Rush)
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To: STARWISE

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.


27 posted on 06/22/2010 12:43:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (06/15/2010 Obama's Shame-Wow address...)
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To: Chet 99
Unfortunately, obama is going to do what is best, (in his own mind), for obama.

He's an adolescent still fighting that pesky puberty and will manage to squeeze out a trantrum whenever needed.

This won't be handled in an adult fashion...you know he'll say McChrystal "acted stupidly"...then they'll have a beer over it. Photo opp mission accomplished.
28 posted on 06/22/2010 12:43:32 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: CitizenM

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.


29 posted on 06/22/2010 12:45:56 PM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: RightOnline

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.


30 posted on 06/22/2010 12:50:14 PM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: STARWISE
...they're caught in the despicable web of incompetence spawned by their cic. How many more slams can they endure?

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."

31 posted on 06/22/2010 12:52:50 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: STARWISE; All
Check this video out

Col. Jack Jacobs: McChrystal Views 'Widely Held' In Military

32 posted on 06/22/2010 12:56:33 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Allegra

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!


33 posted on 06/22/2010 1:02:59 PM PDT by STARWISE ( The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Kaslin; Allegra; onyx; SE Mom; hoosiermama; penelopesire; SandRat; maggief; Liz; Kathy in Alaska; ..

Thanks ... eye opening.

Col. Jacobson
http://www.thehopeforamerica.com/play.php?id=4349


34 posted on 06/22/2010 1:12:30 PM PDT by STARWISE ( The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
You're welcome. I thought it was too

Not to changed the subject, but is FR loading slow for everyone too?

35 posted on 06/22/2010 1:22:50 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Uncle Miltie
DRUDGE has a photo of "lord of the flies"


36 posted on 06/22/2010 1:50:58 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Kaslin

Just got a bit slower, but nowhere near as
hairpulling agonizing like yesterday.


37 posted on 06/22/2010 1:58:03 PM PDT by STARWISE ( The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
I do not know how many more shams they can handle. I worry about the young who may no longer sense the honor of servin g in our military with a bunch of clowns like we have in our White House. Bad enough that uhbama is such an ineffective and cowardly nutcase, but the people he has surrounded himself with give off such a stench it even wafts over here to Ohio. It's bad. And getting worse. When you HAVE no character, you cannot bring aboard quality people to advise . First you cannot recognize um and secondly, if you could, you would not want them watching over your shoulder-bill clinton had this same problem.

President Bush, his Father and Ronald Reagan had no such problem because they delighted and giving the jobs to the best of the best.

38 posted on 06/22/2010 2:01:51 PM PDT by Republic
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To: Republic

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.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/world/asia/14afghan.html?ref=world


39 posted on 06/22/2010 2:40:54 PM PDT by anglian
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To: Republic
I do not know how many more shams they can handle. I worry about the young who may no longer sense the honor of servin g in our military with a bunch of clowns like we have in our White House. Bad enough that uhbama is such an ineffective and cowardly nutcase, but the people he has surrounded himself with give off such a stench it even wafts over here to Ohio. It's bad. And getting worse.

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.

40 posted on 06/22/2010 3:50:11 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: eleni121

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


41 posted on 06/22/2010 3:54:36 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Siena Dreaming

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.


42 posted on 06/22/2010 4:52:52 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: rcrngroup

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...


43 posted on 06/22/2010 5:11:17 PM PDT by eleni121
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To: CitizenM

Amen to this wonderful analysis of the situation!


44 posted on 06/22/2010 7:39:44 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: CitizenM

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.


45 posted on 06/23/2010 3:57:42 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Praying for minus 24 today....at least minus 23...)
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To: rcrngroup

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.


46 posted on 06/23/2010 5:00:50 AM PDT by MattAMiller
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To: CitizenM

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.


47 posted on 06/23/2010 8:02:29 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: nikos1121

yeah. I remember that. Why isn’t the media portraying McChrystal as courageous?


48 posted on 06/23/2010 8:12:00 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: library user; Travis McGee
I don't really understand the General's game plan. I certainly don't approve of him throwing his Dog Robber to the wolves*. I just hope he knows what he's doing. Guess I'll just have to trust him.

*Unless the ADC was in on it from the beginning.

49 posted on 06/23/2010 8:28:54 AM PDT by investigateworld (Abortion stops a beating Heart)
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