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  1. #1 McChrystal Fired - Replaced by Petraeus 
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    Just breaking - Barry has fired Gen. McChrystal and is replacing him with Gen. Petraeus, according to Fox News who says according to AP.


    EDIT: Oops....just realized I misspelled Petraeus in the title if a mod could fix that please.
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    I predict a lot of GREAT SOF Officers will drop their retirement papers soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M21 View Post
    I predict a lot of GREAT SOF Officers will drop their retirement papers soon.
    Doubt it. A lot of great SOF Officers will be saying that he got what he asked for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Doubt it. A lot of great SOF Officers will be saying that he got what he asked for.
    That's not what I'm hearing where I work but your mileage may vary. FWIW - He resigned and I'm sure he'll get by just fine on 4 star retired pay.

    I'm sure all the liberals who hate his ass from way back are orgasmic over this turn of events.
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    I wonder what the Afghans think about this? They lobbied O to let him stay.

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    So, the choices here were-

    1). Obama fires McChrystal because he's a thin-skinned little bitch that can't take the heat of scrutiny that the office of POTUS brings with it

    2). Obama doesn't fire McChrystal, which shows him to be weak and spineless (well, we already know he is, it just further re-enforces it)

    ...and he chooses thin-skinned little bitch, which really doesn't surprise me.
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    I actually watched the Obama speech about this on the news today. I could actually picture two teleprompters to his left and his right, as he mechanically turned his head every 5 seconds while his eyes moved in an unbroken left-to-right fashion. And every so often he would pause on a very odd word.

    I realize that all politicians use teleprompters, but it honestly seemed like his first time seeing the text he was reading. He really failed to connect with the audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    I actually watched the Obama speech about this on the news today. I could actually picture two teleprompters to his left and his right, as he mechanically turned his head every 5 seconds while his eyes moved in an unbroken left-to-right fashion. And every so often he would pause on a very odd word.

    I realize that all politicians use teleprompters, but it honestly seemed like his first time seeing the text he was reading. He really failed to connect with the audience.
    The man is clearly unable to articulate even simple concepts with out the aid of speech writers and teleprompters. He seems incapable of ad hoc, off the cuff remarks that come across as even remotely intelligible.

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    McChrystal voted for Obama and deserves what he gets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    McChrystal voted for Obama and deserves what he gets.
    Can't argue with that logic :p
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