Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by 21_Man, Jun 23, 2010.
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Just goes to show that opinions are not tolerated, no matter who you are
Obama played an absolute blinder; I'm still laughing.
That's rock n roll... (posted with the strains of Dylan's "Like a rolling stone" playing lightly in the background)
Classic case of failing to engage brain before speaking
Is it any wonder that if McCrystal and his staff show the mental acumen to gob off to a journalist with disparaging remarks about their Political masters that the US Military still hasn't captured Osama Bin Laden or cleaned out the Teleban or won the hearts and minds of anyone in Afghanistan apart from the Warlords and the puppets in Kabul?
Sack the twunt.
Quick re-cap on who has been fired by Bazza and his SecDef:-
Two months after becoming SecDef, Robert Gates fired his first general: the guy in charge of Walter Reed and its moldy, cockroach-infested facilities for housing the wounded.
Then Gates fired the secretary of the Army and forced out the Armyâ€™s surgeon general.
Since then, a whole slew of top officers and senior civilians have been shown the door.
Air Force Chief of Staff General Mike â€œBuzzâ€ Moseley and Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne were booted, after nuclear weapons mishaps and disagreements over spending priorities.
Central Command chief Admiral William â€œFoxâ€ Fallon resigned after an overly-chatty, borderline-insubordinate magazine article.
Gates axed Joint Strike Fighter program manager Major General David Heinz after the stealth jetâ€™s costs went sky high.
Vice Admiral John â€œBoomerâ€ Stufflebeem was fired for providing misleading testimony to Defense Department investigators.
Last year, the Defense Secretary relieved the top battlefield commander in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan, over the warâ€™s slow progress.
IMHO McChrystal could see that the wheels were coming off his Big Boys Afghan Adventure and has engineered his own sacking. He is far too intelligent not to have realised that his interview with Rolling Stone wouldn't have earned him a quick Axminster Shuffle [sans coffee and cookies]
Bazza has responded brilliantly by replacing him with Petraeus [a demotion for King David], who is not only a thorn in Bazza's side but a potential Republican Presidential candidate. If King David does well in Afghanistan then Bazza gets the credit. If he does badly then he fcuks up his run for POTUS.
The icing on the cake is that Bazza can't have a direct pop at the Red Sea Pedestrians because Congress is controlled by AIPAC. By putting Petraeus in the limelight he has effectively given a resounding fcuk right off to Nutty Yahoo. Remember it was Petraeus who said that Israel was a strategic liability to the USA.
What's not to like with this turn of events??
I'd go and have a beer on the beach but BP are already there!!!
McCrystal and Patreaus on the next Republican Presidential ticket perhaps?
This isn't the first time Stanleys been forthright about his bosses.
Stanley McC's big gob Part1
Our own illustrious leaders seem to 'retire early'.....are they being contaminated by being in the vicinity of the above guys?
Interesting that the Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings said on a radio interview here that: "Obama lost control of the Afghan policy to McChrystal about a year ago," and is sacking McChrystal partly to try to grab back control in Afghanistan.
Britain's senior negotiator Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles quit last week because he thought the McChrystal plan couldn't work. Big loss for the Brits as he was switched on and prepared to call bullshit on a lot of what was happening.
Trouble for the Brits is that they have men fighting and dying but are not consulted on the real policy decisions.
In the US they get the boot, in the UK, they get promoted???
And not for the first time!
Bazza can't claim that he didn't have fair warning about McChystal before appointing him.
The mother of Army Ranger Pat Tillman warned Bazza against making General Stanley McChrystal his commander in Afghanistan.
She wrote to Baz and called Senators and members of Congress seeking to block McChrystal's appointment when she learned that he was under consideration for the post.
She called the lack of deliberation leading to his appointment "disgusting" after McChrystal's role in the cover-up of her son's death.
Tillman had been shot by his own men, but McChrystal approved a citation for a posthumous medal that attributed his death to "enemy fire," even though he knew that it was a lie. He also penned a memo warning the White House against describing the circumstance of Tillman's death for fear of future embarrassment.
An official investigation blamed McChrystal for â€œinaccurate and misleading assertionsâ€ in the formal recommendation of Tillman for a Silver Star.
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