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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:42 AM

Former leader (Gen. Stanley McChrystal) says U.S. owes Afghans enduring security

http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Former+leader+says+owes+Afghans+enduring+security/7787648/story.html

Former leader says U.S. owes Afghans enduring security
By Kimberly Dozier, The Associated Press January 8, 2013

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal said Monday he backs the White House's drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan slated for 2014, but added the United States owes Afghans some sort of enduring security presence to support them.

"We have an emotional responsibility," Mc-Chrystal said of Afghanistan.

He commanded forces there before resigning over a controversial magazine article.

"We created expectations after 2001 in people" that the United States would be there to keep the country from sliding back into the chaos of the Taliban years, McChrystal said.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:47 AM

1. then he can grab an M4

and go provide overwatch for the rest of his life. Nobody else should have to suffer in that hellhole because of our leaders' unwillingness to accept reality.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:59 AM

2. I bet they'd prefer if we just left them alone.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:04 AM

3. He's deranged

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:23 AM

6. Actually He appears to be just another lobbyist with no shame......

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Edited: Sorry if my initial response was came off as rude. I was expressing my frustration with the system and it might not have came across as such. Again I do apologize if it did not come across that way.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:48 AM

4. Need to leave that Hell hole for ever and not let the door hit us in the A-s when leaving

What a kook we had as a general. Leave and turn off the lights on that Hell hole.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:22 AM

5. Emotional responsibility my ass:


In November 2010, JetBlue Airways announced that McChrystal would join its board of directors. On February 16, 2011, Navistar International announced that McChrystal would join its board of directors. He is also Chairman of the the Board of Siemens Government Systems, and is on the strategic advisory board of Knowledge International, a licensed arms dealer whose parent company is EAI, a business "very close" to the United Arab Emirates government.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_A._McChrystal#Post-military_career


Lining his pockets might be a more fitting response....

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