Thread: Pushback on Obama's potential European command nominee

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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    sounds like he's a political hack, AKA a paper pusher desk-jockey with no real command experience being put into the position as a reward for w/e crap he's done for the administration.
    How does one rise to the level of General without seeing at least some combat? (well at least if you are put in command of a combat div)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    How does one rise to the level of General without seeing at least some combat? (well at least if you are put in command of a combat div)
    it happens, didn't mean that he's never seen combat, just that's what his career sounds like, and sounds like something Obama would look for.


    2nd Stryker Cavalry did see 16 months of operations during the Gulf War.
    "Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings..." Patrick Henry
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    it happens, didn't mean that he's never seen combat, just that's what his career sounds like, and sounds like something Obama would look for.


    2nd Stryker Cavalry did see 16 months of operations during the Gulf War.
    Petraeus didn't see combat until he was commanding the 101st Airborne division in 2003.
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    I know its only fiction but it should be like it is in Starship Troopers, to go to OCS you could've at least seen some combat. (yes i know thats a bit impractical but still a good idea to shoot for)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    I know its only fiction but it should be like it is in Starship Troopers, to go to OCS you could've at least seen some combat. (yes i know thats a bit impractical but still a good idea to shoot for)
    yeah, thought that idea was pretty good, never have to deal with the idiot lieutenants that are so wet behind their ears they get them shot off. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Petraeus didn't see combat until he was commanding the 101st Airborne division in 2003.
    was he put in charge of a massive military command like NATO? nope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    yeah, thought that idea was pretty good, never have to deal with the idiot lieutenants that are so wet behind their ears they get them shot off. :D
    God hope you have a good platoon sargent to "teach" the new butterbar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    was he put in charge of a massive military command like NATO? nope.
    Okay. Any excuse to trash the President of the United States, I suppose. Even if it means denigrating the service of a distinguished soldier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Okay. Any excuse to trash the President of the United States, I suppose. Even if it means denigrating the service of a distinguished soldier.
    Shut the fuck up and go back to the emo forum where you belong.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Shut the fuck up and go back to the emo forum where you belong.
    You mean THIS one?
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