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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 12:40 PM
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32. BushCo has politicized the military and Obama won't tolerate that.
* uses the cover of allegedly deferring to the commanders on the ground. Obama said as president he will set the mission for the military leaders to carry out.
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  - Obama would face tough decision on whether to retain Gen. Petraeus babylonsister  Jul-14-08 07:44 PM   #0 
  - Get Rid of Petraeus and replace him with one of the Fired or  MadMaddie   Jul-14-08 07:47 PM   #1 
  - Good solution.  gateley   Jul-14-08 07:49 PM   #5 
  - Put the band back together! Starting with Colin Powell. n/t  IanDB1   Jul-14-08 07:56 PM   #7 
  - Eric Shinseki  rpannier   Jul-14-08 07:57 PM   #8 
  - It would be a demotion for Shinseki to take over CENTCOM.  tabasco   Jul-14-08 08:13 PM   #11 
     - Shinseki was not Chairman of the JCS.  wmbrew0206   Jul-15-08 07:41 AM   #15 
  - Great idea.  tabasco   Jul-14-08 08:10 PM   #10 
  - Yeah, that ought to inspire a lot of our two and three star generals.  wmbrew0206   Jul-16-08 06:33 AM   #26 
  - Boy, that's interesting. Never even thought of that.  gateley   Jul-14-08 07:47 PM   #2 
  - This is simple  bluestateguy   Jul-14-08 07:48 PM   #3 
  - Why Would He Want To Boot Petraeus?  MannyGoldstein   Jul-14-08 07:48 PM   #4 
  - He also has lied for this admin., lipstick on a pig. I remember  babylonsister   Jul-14-08 07:53 PM   #6 
  - Replacing military commanders for political expediency = Bad Idea.  cherokeeprogressive   Jul-14-08 08:07 PM   #9 
  - Replacing military commanders for lack of values = good idea.  tabasco   Jul-15-08 08:01 PM   #19 
  - He lied before Congress. Last I checked, that was considered perjury  Paint It Black   Jul-14-08 09:30 PM   #12 
  - Maybe because he's a SHILL, appointed by Bush to make Bush look better?  Hoof Hearted   Jul-14-08 10:39 PM   #14 
  - what's tough? he's a political hack  tishaLA   Jul-14-08 10:32 PM   #13 
  - Absolutely Not.  wmbrew0206   Jul-15-08 07:54 AM   #16 
  - Wtf are you talking about?  tabasco   Jul-15-08 08:15 PM   #20 
     - Dude, get a clue  wmbrew0206   Jul-15-08 09:59 PM   #24 
  - The question is what are Roxana Tiron's qualifications on the issue?  LiberalFighter   Jul-15-08 08:43 AM   #17 
  - Clearly she doesn't understand the issue that well since she can't even get her facts stragiht  wmbrew0206   Jul-15-08 08:56 AM   #18 
  - Give him (Petraeus) a week to file his withdrawal plan  kenny blankenship   Jul-15-08 08:22 PM   #21 
  - reading that article was a complete waste of time  madrchsod   Jul-15-08 09:20 PM   #22 
  - "quelled insurgent violence" - yet another lie from the media.  Zhade   Jul-15-08 09:21 PM   #23 
  - There are a whole bunch of honest generals who got retired early for not going along with Rummy....  Hekate   Jul-16-08 05:00 AM   #25 
  - In Clark's case  Thothmes   Jul-16-08 08:01 AM   #27 
  - Thothmes is right, Clark was relieved by Cohen and Shelton, not Rumsfeld  wmbrew0206   Jul-16-08 09:23 AM   #28 
     - Sorry I mis-spoke. I knew Clark left before that. You're right about not bringing people back...  Hekate   Jul-16-08 12:23 PM   #29 
        - I agree it is a waste. I'd like to see a lot of them run for Congress  wmbrew0206   Jul-16-08 12:37 PM   #31 
  - This is a no brainer! Can that ass kissing Petraeus!  IndianaGreen   Jul-16-08 12:24 PM   #30 
  - BushCo has politicized the military and Obama won't tolerate that.  AtomicKitten   Jul-16-08 12:40 PM   #32 
  - There's more to the article.....Obama seems to support Petraeus  Baclava   Jul-16-08 01:21 PM   #33 

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