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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 07:18 AM
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3. "Acting like adults"
In March, during his only trip to Afghanistan in office, he met a wounded soldier, maybe 19, who had lost three limbs. I go into a place like this, I go to Walter Reed its just hard for me to think of anything to say, an emotional Mr. Obama told advisers as he left.

The moment stuck with him. Three months later, after ousting General McChrystal, Mr. Obama marched into the Situation Room and cited the teenage triple amputee as he reprimanded advisers for the infighting that had led to the generals forced resignation. We have a lot of kids on the ground acting like adults and we have a lot of adults in this room acting like kids, he lectured.
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  -Obama, Steep Learning Curve in Time of War Jeffersons Ghost  Aug-29-10 06:41 AM   #0 
  - Black Hawk Down..  Fumesucker   Aug-29-10 06:57 AM   #1 
  - Yeah, Somalia was Poppy's parting fart  lunatica   Aug-29-10 07:18 AM   #2 
  - The "no fly zone" and sanctions in Iraq were totally unsustainable foreign policy  Kolesar   Aug-29-10 07:20 AM   #4 
  - In 1994 Dick Cheney eerily predicts the result of invading Iraq..  Fumesucker   Aug-29-10 07:26 AM   #5 
     - But after 9/11, invading Iraq was the perfect issue with which to divide the electorate  Kolesar   Aug-29-10 08:13 AM   #8 
  - It was certainly very useful...  JHB   Aug-29-10 08:03 AM   #7 
  - "Acting like adults"  Kolesar   Aug-29-10 07:18 AM   #3 
  - "time of war"  ixion   Aug-29-10 07:49 AM   #6 
  - When will he learn how to pull the plug?  izquierdista   Aug-29-10 09:04 AM   #9 
  - gotta keep those bush republican generals busy perpetuating Cheney's wars nt  msongs   Aug-29-10 09:14 AM   #10 

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