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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:57 PM
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Look closely at General Stanley McChrystal's face and eyes and what do you see?
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 10:59 PM by Better Believe It
Look at General McChrystal and what do you see?



Take a closer look.



- From last July -


U.S. commander: Afghan forces insufficient
Obama strategy may need more funds, U.S. troops, say military officials
By Greg Jaffe and Karen DeYoung
Washington Post
July 10, 2009

Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the newly arrived top commander in Afghanistan, has concluded that the Afghan security forces will have to be far larger than currently planned if President Obama's strategy for winning the war is to succeed, according to senior military officials.

Such an expansion would require spending billions more than the $7.5 billion the administration has budgeted annually to build up the Afghan army and police over the next several years, and the likely deployment of thousands more U.S. troops as trainers and advisers, officials said.

Obama has voiced strong commitment to the ongoing Afghan conflict -- which this year surpasses Vietnam as America's longest combat engagement -- but has been cautious about making any additional military resources available beyond the 17,000 combat troops and 4,000 military trainers he agreed to in February. That will bring the total U.S. force to 68,000 by fall.

"There are not enough Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police for our forces to partner with in operations . . . and that gap will exist into the coming years even with the planned growth already budgeted for," said a U.S. military official in Kabul who is familiar with McChrystal's ongoing review.

Without significant increases, said another U.S. official involved in training Afghan forces, "we will lose the war." Gates would have to agree to any request from McChrystal for additional funding or troops, and recommend it to Obama.

Please read the complete article at:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31858268/ns/world_news-wash...



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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:00 PM
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1. willingness to kill as many civilians as he wants with no regrets cuz jesus loves him? nt
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invictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:33 PM
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47. +1
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:04 PM
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2. I see a man...
...who would be airborne if a serious headwind caught him.

Did you see those ears?
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invictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:33 PM
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48. LOL!
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:05 PM
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3. A pissed off looking guy
I don't think that's what you were getting at, though.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:20 PM
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4. The General almost looks human in this photo!


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invictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:34 PM
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49. LOL!
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:23 PM
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5. He looks constipated n/t
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 12:41 PM
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34. Or hemrroids ( I don't think I spelt that right). n/t
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:49 PM
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6. Defeat nt.
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ChimpersMcSmirkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:15 AM
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7. He's the messenger not too happy to be delivering the bad news.
But I guess to you he looks like the devil incarnate or something.
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:50 AM
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8. Do you expect any serious responses?
How do judge by a photo?
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:14 PM
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9. Yes I didn't have a problem judging this person by a photo!
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:17 PM
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10. Oy vey.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:24 AM
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20. I think the picture shows that he is really pissed because Favre came back
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 01:28 AM by grantcart
and screwed up his fantasy football team


or


he just heard from his wife that his 17 year old daughter snuck out the window last night and spent the night at her boy friends



or that "Jimmy the hook" got a DUI and wasn't going to anchor the bowling team to a league victory.


But I could be wrong.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 03:26 PM
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40. LOL
"Jimmy the Hook" :rofl:
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:26 PM
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13. Reaching dude.
:eyes:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:52 PM
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14. He acts like the first time he saw Hitler's picture he knew nothing else about him.
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 03:52 PM by Forkboy
And he's mad because I can't discuss things intelligently? :rofl:
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:33 PM
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15. When I first saw that picture....
I wanted to dive out of my chair and shout, "Look out! It's Hitler!" :rofl:
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 07:11 PM
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44. This guy looks even angrier! He must be worse than Hitler!
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:23 PM
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:24 PM
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12. A vampire. nt
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:42 PM
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16. I see an officer who's simply telling it like it is
Unless Obama is willing to commit vastly more forces in Afghanistan, the forces there already won't be able to do much. Which is a good way of saying: "I recommend we cut losses and just get the hell out of there."
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:44 PM
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17. I give up - what are we supposed to see?? nt
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:42 PM
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18. Look closer and concentrate!

If you didn't know him and this uninvited man entered your house would you serve him cookies and milk?

:)
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704wipes Donating Member (966 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 02:01 AM
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26. No, I would give him a SHINER !!
One of his eyes is all bruised like he was in a fight. Do I win the maroon mini-van?
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:23 AM
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19. Reminds me of Putin rearing his head over Alaska.


But seriously. I don't get how you people function.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:26 AM
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21. apparently some of us function on milk and cookies
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:27 AM
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22. Apparently some us function on meth and rainwater.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:27 AM
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23. you see I never learned the code words
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:34 AM
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24. Hogshit and garlic??
Sturm und drang??

Siskel and Ebert??

Lewis and Martin??

Cock and Bull??
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:37 AM
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25. Their sandwich is full of lose and bitter.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 11:46 AM
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30. garnished with a sprinkle of fail...
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 02:22 AM
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27. now go back and take a really close look at that picture


Is that red spot on the neck of the spokeswoman a hickey that is recovering?
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 11:36 AM
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29. Maybe...If she's been necking with a water buffalo....
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 03:27 PM
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41. Ham and Mortar!
Sorry, DU flashback.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 02:30 PM
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38. Geezus, can't your employers give you a better drug than meth?
With all those chemists in the house?
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 02:39 PM
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39. Case in point.
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 02:51 AM
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54. BWAHAHAHAHAHahahahahahahahaha i'll be laughing at your post at random intervals all day tomorrow n/t
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 04:35 AM
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28. Revealed in eyes is "U.S. IS LOSING."
Better Believe it, you need to set up a free Photobucket account so you can reduce images to a size which won't stretch out and mess up the whole page.

But the photo is revealing. I suppose a lot of generals during the Vietnam War had the same expression a few years into it.

We need to get out of there.
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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 12:33 PM
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31. If you can look a man in the eyes and, "get a sense of his soul," then you're in bad company. (nt)
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 12:38 PM
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33. Exactly!!!n/t
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 12:36 PM
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32. Do I look like Bush to you? I'm not about to read a man's soul through his eyes.
In any event... The article is taking a bit of liberty. I know Obama has supported strong movement in Afghanistan in the past. But as of late on many news interviews he has said nothng about more support or more troops. He's actually reevaluating the situation before he commits to anything. So we dont' have a clue because the President wants to know all the cards he has in hand before he starts making bets.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:09 PM
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35. Your just not looking HARD enough look REALLY close, count the hair foilicles if you have to
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 01:35 AM
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53. Should I start with the nose hairs---because that pic is THAT obnoxiously big. n/t
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:26 PM
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36. Say what?

"So we dont' have a clue because the President wants to know all the cards he has in hand before he starts making bets."

He's gambling with our lives?
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 01:34 AM
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52. Take it as you please----you will anyway.
I'm sure you understand my point----I still don't get your point into looking into someone's eyes.
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kiranon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:48 PM
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37. Great sadness. n/t
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:50 PM
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51. Nope. Not sadness. He's pissed.
This is the same man who commanded a unit accused of torture and was complicit in the Pat Tillman scandal. He's one of them; Cheney is his hero.
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branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 05:52 PM
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42. When did this become a "war"?
He looks like he's about to cry.
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 06:02 PM
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43. I don't get it
Am I missing something? :shrug:
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:59 PM
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45. OP thinks he has a hitler like expression, no joke.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:23 PM
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46. A set jaw. the facial features have an angry, belligerent cast to them, with a hint of
resignation that is overshadowed by a demeanor of seriousness.

Much like many career military men who have to do fell deeds and deal with unsavory characters because it's their job.

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Hawkowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:39 PM
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50. Sociopathic lunatic
Really. He looks like a batshit crazy, murderous lunatic.
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