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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    That's true, however I should think your irritation at my deportment would have to be less than it would be towards those constantly making juvenile remarks about gerbils up the butt and similar.

    I'll try to be less obnoxious while still being perfectly candid, hopelessly analytical, and logically flawless of course.
    Do the gerbils live through it?

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    How is obama working out for you?
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    Go to the light my little friend, go to the light!
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Go to the light my little friend, go to the light!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I would be sure of it, which is why I can't understand why people are investing so much time and emotion on it. There are such parlor games in the halls of power. People come and go strategically. And consider that Petraeus never spent very long in any position he held in his career. Hell, he spent most of his life going to school and hopscotching up the ladder of command.
    You really have no concept of how the armed forces work, do you? We spend our careers moving between different kinds of jobs, some staff, some command, with a certain amount of time in professional education. This isn't evidence of failure, but of development. War is a complex business, and requires study as well as field work. The "hopscotching" that you derisively refer to is actually movement through a series of increasingly demanding and complex jobs, in which the officer in question performs critical functions at each level of the army, eventually culminating in command of one of the major Army commands, or the chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is a difficult and demanding career, far more so than whatever it is that you do for a living, and he deserves more than the casual mockery of someone who wouldn't have made it past the first rung of the ladder.

    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Come on now. Can you honestly imagine George Bush putting up with any shit out of the likes of Valerie Jarrett? We're not talking about the Secretary of Agriculture here, we're talking about the Director of the CIA.

    Yes, it's odd that he would be so candid, but if he's one of those guys who joined up with the Promise Keeper set or some other confessional self flogging group of knee walkers who made him cry, then throwing himself on a fire in penance would be entirely consistent.
    Bush would not have had a radical like Jarrett on his staff, but the Obama's consider her indispensable. She is the only White House staffer who accompanies the Obamas to their quarters at the end of the day, and she wields more power than the White House Chief of Staff (and she has ousted two who ran afoul of her). She's their Cardinal Richelieu (or Cardinal Mazarin, since Richelieu actually understood how to wage war and defeat adversaries), and like the courtiers of France, she wields power far beyond the title of her job. Remember also that Obama has not bothered with the majority of his intel briefings, but he's never blown off Jarrett. The previous National Security Advisor stated that Obama spent almost no time with him, and GEN McChrystol had to wait the better part of a year to get action on his Afghanistan plan, but it only took Obama a day to decide to fire him over comments made by his staff, off the record, and published in a scurrilous music rag. If Jarrett wanted the DCI fired, Petraeus didn't stand a chance.
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    James R. Clapper.

    Gawdalmighty. When I see that man's name, I think back to this interview in which he looked like a complete imbecile:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eupher View Post
    James R. Clapper.

    Gawdalmighty. When I see that man's name, I think back to this interview in which he looked like a complete imbecile:

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/director-na...0#.UKFHfuRlFIE
    Clapper is a joke, but what does that make us? It's so frustrating to see the patients taking over the asylum. We're in a world of hurt in this country and hope that someone figures out how to combat the insolent dems before it's too late.
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    Is the affair still in the news? For crying out loud, have him flip to D and buy him some cigars. He could be president.
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