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This is What We Get

First, the world learns that our President has only talked with General McChrystal ONCE in seventy days:

“”I’ve talked to the president, since I’ve been here, once on a VTC ,” Gen. Stanley McChrystal told CBS reporter David Martin in a television interview that aired Sunday.

“You’ve talked to him once in 70 days?” Mr. Martin followed up.

“That is correct,” the general replied.”

Some say this is due to the chain of command. Fine. But let’s keep that same principle in place when the President HIMSELF wants to fly halfway around the world to bid for the Olympics to be in his hometown. It’s not like he would do it for say…Los Angeles or Dallas. It was political. How grand to end his presidency (IF he is reelected) with the Olympics in his backyard?(That’s a big IF by the way). If there is a chain of command in these military contexts, there should be another underling (not the President) to make the bid. He obviously has bigger fish to fry. So what if the leaders from the other countries making bids went? We’re supposed to be the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. That doesn’t mean we act like elitists, but it does mean we remain aware that the world looks to us, relies on us. We set the stage. This…of course, seems to be fading.

And now, Obama is apparently furious that McChrystal has his own opinion based on EXPERIENCE!

In London, Gen McChrystal, who heads the 68,000 US troops in Afghanistan as well as the 100,000 Nato forces, flatly rejected proposals to switch to a strategy more reliant on drone missile strikes and special forces operations against al-Qaeda.

He told the Institute of International and Strategic Studies that the formula, which is favoured by Vice-President Joe Biden, would lead to “Chaos-istan”.

When asked whether he would support it, he said: “The short answer is: No.””

What was he supposed to say? Nothing? No comment?

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This is what we get for electing a man with no experience in such matters, trusting him as our Commander in Chief. He follows procedure with a war but yet takes the time to personally bid for the Olympics? Priorities would be nice. Especially when it cost over $1,000,000 to make the bid.

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SIDE NOTE: This isn’t all that funny, but it’s nice to see him taking some shots for once.

SNL

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October 5, 2009 Posted by | Current Events, Politics | | Leave a comment