Should McCrystal be fired?
This is a discussion on Should McCrystal be fired? within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by shockwave
The bottom line is that it doesn't matter who's running the show over there. We need some kind of exit strategy ...
June 25th, 2010 11:53 AM
Exit strategy. Finally kill OBL and Mullah Omar. Declare victory.
Originally Posted by shockwave
Short of capturing and killing those two turkeys nothing we do will have a look of success.
Now, capturing and killing those two won't bring democracy to Afghanistan. It won't diminish the religious lunacy of the Taliban. It won't make the Karzai government stabile and non-corrupt. It won't keep future terrorists from re-establishing. But, it will allow a decent enough reason to depart.
Our purpose going there was in the first place to displace the Taliban Government and to capture OBL. We have achieved the first objective; but it is a hard one to hold on to that achievement.
OBL, well I don't know what to think. Dead? Living in Munich? Toronto? NYC?
I figure if he is alive somewhere, he is in a big city, wearing a business suit, and engaged in ordinary commercial banking. Hiding in plain sight as it were. Maybe we are turning over the wrong rocks.
June 25th, 2010 11:53 AM
June 25th, 2010 12:59 PM
The officer's oath does require obedience to the CIC as long as those orders are not contrary to the Constitution. This is not relevant to this particular situation but it is what it is. The fact that the officer's oath allows officers to think for themselves within limitations is one of the things that protects our democracy and our nation. The fact that they are not required to blindly obey the orders of the President is one of deterrents to a President issuing illegal orders.
Originally Posted by Hopyard
Infowars- Proving David Hannum right on a daily basis
June 25th, 2010 03:46 PM
Thanks mcp....this was going to be my response...
Originally Posted by mcp1810
- know the difference
is a fancy name for crappy fighter
You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know
July 3rd, 2010 09:08 AM
Yes he should have been fired…What do I think of Obama and his administration….If you were to say that he was slow roasting small children in the fire place in the oval office I would probably agree with you.
"Hell of a thing, killin' a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have."
- William Munny (Clint Eastwood in the Unfrogivin)
“The graveyards are full of indispensable men.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“My Idea of a fair fight is beating baby seals with a club”
July 3rd, 2010 10:12 AM
Originally Posted by HotGuns
"If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to, this is the last stand on earth." Ronald Reagan
"Gentlemen, Prepare to defend yourselves" SGM Basil Plumley
July 3rd, 2010 10:44 AM
As a 3 star told me years ago, military General's are no longer troops, they have become, in every sense of the word, politicians within ANY administration.
The General voiced his opinion, which was not tolerated by his CIC. The perogative of the CIC is to relieve the General, whcih he did.
I'm not a fan of the current Administration, but as the CIC, it was his call. All politics aside.
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