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Old June 23rd, 2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Obama replaces McChrystal with Petraeus

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Not sure where I stand on this one.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 12:42 PM   #2
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Not sure where I stand on this one.
I think its kinda of a catch 22; In the respect that there seems to be consequences for keeping him and loosing him. Keeping him: doesn't look good good for oblama, i.e no respect for the commander and chief. and replacing him in the middle of a conflict doesn't seem like to good of an idea either.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 12:48 PM   #3
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 12:49 PM   #4
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From two different computers too.....Actually, I accidentally hit the quote button and not edit button.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 12:55 PM   #5
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I am pretty mixed on the decision. As a military person he should have had the discipline to stfu. But also he should be allowed to voice his opinion but keep it professional. I applaud oblabla for canning him but not sure about the replacement.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 02:01 PM   #6
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He should not have spoken out publicly about his opinion of how the war was being run. He has the right to voice his opinion, but at this point that should be done with his superiors behind closed doors.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 02:07 PM   #7
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and replacing him in the middle of a conflict doesn't seem like to good of an idea either.
There have been several changes in command since hte war started. McChrystal has only been in charge for the last year.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 03:27 PM   #8
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He should not have spoken out publicly about his opinion of how the war was being run. He has the right to voice his opinion, but at this point that should be done with his superiors behind closed doors.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 03:34 PM   #9
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Meh, he's just saying the same thing 50+% of the country has been saying since the healthcare bill was introduced..........
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 04:11 PM   #10
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Meh, he's just saying the same thing 50+% of the country has been saying since the healthcare bill was introduced..........
There’s a huge difference between the general public taking about health care and an army general talking about military strategy.
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There’s a huge difference between the general public talking about health care and an army general talking about military strategy.
I'm sure the 3 term senator from IL knows more about military strategy than the 4 star General West Point graduate with 33yrs of experience under his belt. Is it F_ing idiot day around here?
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I'm sure the 3 term senator from IL knows more about military strategy than the 4 star General West Point graduate with 33yrs of experience under his belt. Is it F_ing idiot day around here?
What 3 term senator are you refering to?
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Doh, did wiki lead me astray?
Barack_Obama Barack_Obama
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama
He served 2 years as a U.S. Senator.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 10:45 PM   #17
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I'm sure the 3 term senator from IL knows more about military strategy than the 4 star General West Point graduate with 33yrs of experience under his belt. Is it F_ing idiot day around here?
Apparently. This has nothing to do with who has more knowledge of military strategy, and everything to do with proper etiquette. You just don’t publicly criticize you superior officer. A “4 star General West Point graduate with 33yrs of experience under his belt” should have known better.
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Meh, he's just saying the same thing 50+% of the country has been saying since the healthcare bill was introduced..........
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Old June 24th, 2010, 06:14 AM   #19
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The standard military response to the media is I have no comment... That being said the General and his staff shouldn't have said anything to the reporters let alone make comments about our Commander in Chief even if they were dead on accurate... I knew just as soon as they said he was flying to DC that he’d be resigning… What a shame, I applaud Major General McCrystal for his exemplary service to our nation and for leading our fighting men and women during very difficult times…
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