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29. Truman fired McArthur - and McChrystal is no McArthur.
If the generals don't like the CIC, they can resign. They don't dis him in the press.

McChrystal has been given damn near everything he asked for from Obama, and continues to fail because this is not a 'winnable' war.

Obama listened to the generals, did things their way, pissing off half the people who voted for him, and it didn't work. It's time to change the game.
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  -Obama will not fire McChrystal. Obama will not force his resignation. Karmadillo  Jun-22-10 10:03 AM   #0 
  - You couldbe right.  tekisui   Jun-22-10 10:05 AM   #1 
  - Me too.  cwydro   Jun-22-10 10:06 AM   #2 
  - Yep. Either he'll do it or he won't.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-22-10 10:24 AM   #19 
  - Or you could be a Nattering Nabob of Negativity  SpiralHawk   Jun-22-10 10:57 AM   #22 
  - the time to have replaced him was day was not done.  flyarm   Jun-22-10 10:08 AM   #3 
  - +100 McCrystal was out of control early on, discussing policy in London....  amborin   Jun-22-10 12:04 PM   #28 
  - ???  ShamelessHussy   Jun-22-10 07:25 PM   #39 
  - You know, I think I'm going to wait and see what President  MineralMan   Jun-22-10 10:08 AM   #4 
  - go read the story...  flyarm   Jun-22-10 10:10 AM   #8 
  - wimps in the wh  BeFree   Jun-22-10 10:14 AM   #10 
  - I hope you're wrong, because if he doesn't, he will really look weak...n/t  joeybee12   Jun-22-10 10:10 AM   #5 
  - The headline on says Obama is furious with McChrystal.  AndyA   Jun-22-10 10:10 AM   #6 
  - this is the pig who covered up the Pat Tillman killing! he should never have been kept!  flyarm   Jun-22-10 10:14 AM   #12 
  - I agree  rusty fender   Jun-22-10 10:10 AM   #7 
  - i disagree.  spanone   Jun-22-10 07:16 PM   #36 
  - I hope I'm wrong too, but I have a feeling they will hug it out in the spirit of looking forward....  piratefish08   Jun-22-10 10:12 AM   #9 
  - Another "Beer Summit"  jgraz   Jun-22-10 10:24 AM   #20 
  - Look the bottom line is this ....  humbled_opinion   Jun-22-10 10:14 AM   #11 
  - Afghanistan may be unwinnable  Mimosa   Jun-22-10 10:15 AM   #13 
  - Obama should personally fire him  WeDidIt   Jun-22-10 10:16 AM   #14 
  - Well I hope I am wrong too.  zeemike   Jun-22-10 10:16 AM   #15 
  - That's the point: Ours is not a civilian-run government. Ours is a military industrial government.  loudsue   Jun-22-10 10:55 AM   #21 
  - Obama is furious with him  Quezacoatl   Jun-22-10 10:17 AM   #16 
  - Good luck selling that to an unsympathetic audience  TheKentuckian   Jun-22-10 11:19 AM   #24 
  - They said on MSNBC that Karzi is backing him.  notadmblnd   Jun-22-10 10:19 AM   #17 
  - If he doesn't let him go then he is promoting him to Commander in Chief  TheKentuckian   Jun-22-10 10:22 AM   #18 
  - So whats this suppose to mean  Hutzpa   Jun-22-10 11:01 AM   #23 
  - It means letting the general slide again endangers the concept of civilian control of the military  TheKentuckian   Jun-22-10 11:22 AM   #25 
  - Of course they will, no matter what. They're Republicans, their get out of jail free card  glitch   Jun-22-10 11:34 AM   #26 
  - K&R  bvar22   Jun-22-10 11:46 AM   #27 
  - Truman fired McArthur - and McChrystal is no McArthur.  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-22-10 01:07 PM   #29 
  - But unlike MacArthur, McChrystal has not already lost his command.  ieoeja   Jun-22-10 01:30 PM   #31 
  - He is done. Of course you are wrong.  Uzybone   Jun-22-10 01:16 PM   #30 
  - I guess things didn't happen as you said they would  NJmaverick   Jun-22-10 05:41 PM   #32 
  - Things may not happen as I said they would, but since Obama has yet to make a decision,  Karmadillo   Jun-23-10 09:23 AM   #40 
  - Why the fuck is Obama still in Afghanistan? Get. Out. Now.  Catherina   Jun-22-10 06:21 PM   #33 
  - McChrystal will resign and Obama will accept his resignation.  Arkana   Jun-22-10 06:26 PM   #34 
  - K&R for accuracy in predictions...nt  SidDithers   Jun-22-10 07:00 PM   #35 
  - And again...  SidDithers   Jun-23-10 12:29 PM   #41 
  - the politics of this situation dictate that he must go  ShamelessHussy   Jun-22-10 07:23 PM   #37 
  - Question: Have you actually read the article.  grantcart   Jun-22-10 07:25 PM   #38 
  - Oh goodness gracious. It's not that big of a deal and it doesn't take that much "courage."  readmoreoften   Jun-23-10 12:35 PM   #42 
  - Kick  Scurrilous   Jun-23-10 12:36 PM   #43 
  - There is no way Al Gore will win the Nobel Prize.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-23-10 12:36 PM   #44 
  - Psssst.  Hutzpa   Jun-23-10 12:37 PM   #45 
  - Oh, for pity sake.  Skidmore   Jun-23-10 12:38 PM   #46 
  - Wrong.  azmouse   Jun-23-10 12:41 PM   #47 
  - Your understanding of the President's courage is of course wrong  grantcart   Jun-23-10 12:48 PM   #48 
  - I'm glad Obama made the right decision here. Given his lack of courage  Karmadillo   Jun-23-10 01:18 PM   #58 
     - LIke so many peole who are "fed up and can't take any more" you have come back for more  grantcart   Jun-23-10 01:23 PM   #62 
        - Maybe. I thought holding Bush/Cheney accountable for their crimes was a "rather obvious outcome,"  Karmadillo   Jun-23-10 01:32 PM   #66 
  - Dead wrong  Uzybone   Jun-23-10 12:49 PM   #49 
  - Dewey Beats Truman!!!!  denbot   Jun-23-10 12:52 PM   #50 
  - i guess you fail.  dionysus   Jun-23-10 12:52 PM   #51 
  - I'm glad Obama had the wisdom to boot McC. Too bad he lacks the wisdom to end the war.  Karmadillo   Jun-23-10 01:03 PM   #52 
  - "I will be happy if I'm wrong,"  Spazito   Jun-23-10 01:04 PM   #53 
  - Nope. I would have been very happy if Obama had decided to bring the war to an end.  Karmadillo   Jun-23-10 01:12 PM   #55 
  - LOL! That was NOT in your prediction, way to change the subject....  Spazito   Jun-23-10 01:18 PM   #57 
  - No.  Karmadillo   Jun-23-10 01:20 PM   #59 
     - ROFLMAO! n/t  Spazito   Jun-23-10 01:22 PM   #61 
        - I'm glad you know how to use the smilies.  Karmadillo   Jun-23-10 01:28 PM   #64 
  - Yeah, he forgot his magic wand today. Should've had it done by 12:00pm EDT.  CakeGrrl   Jun-23-10 01:29 PM   #65 
     - He doesn't need a magic want to end aggression in Afghanistan. Just courage  Karmadillo   Jun-23-10 01:33 PM   #67 
  - They don't seem very happy...nt  SidDithers   Jun-23-10 01:13 PM   #56 
  - Dont you hate these threads?  Egnever   Jun-23-10 01:11 PM   #54 
  - Prediction fail  alcibiades_mystery   Jun-23-10 01:21 PM   #60 
  - let me know when you start making bets on the Super Bowl  snooper2   Jun-23-10 01:25 PM   #63 
  - I have to run into work for awhile. Please keep this thread kicked. Thanks.  Karmadillo   Jun-23-10 01:35 PM   #68 

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