Bush listens to the commanders on the ground?

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  1. Bullypulpit
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    Not so much, especially when they disagree with his policies, then he fires them and replaces them with yes-men.

    It would seem that the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, has as much say in strategy in Iraq as do the generals. Early in December of last year the AEI began development of a plan to help rescue the administration from a "calamitous failure" in Iraq. The plan called for what is essentially happening on the ground now...increasing the number of troops on the ground and securing neighborhoods.

    According to Thomas Donelly, an analyst with the AEI, "...the AEI approach won out over plans from the Pentagon and U.S. Central Command. The two Army generals then in charge of Iraq had opposed a troop increase." As we have seen, Bush replaced those generals who opposed the strategy.

    For the full story, follow the link.

    <center><a href=http://www.examiner.com/printa-844077~Arm_chair_generals_help_shape_surge_in_Iraq.html?cid=tool-print-bottom>Arm chair generals help shape surge in Iraq</a></center>

    Bush listens to the commanders on the ground...just another lie amongst the many of Bush and his administration.
     
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    Dead link...

     
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    It's not possible to extricate politics from war. The military doesn't swagger around the world picking fights with everyone else simply because it can. It has to be directed. And since the political bosses pick the fights for the military then the political bosses have to accept the outcomes. But heck this goes back to the Romans, the politicians directed the war and if things worked out they gave the General a Triumph, but if things didn't work out so well then the General was dirt.

    "The more things change, the more they remain the same."
     
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    No generalizations here, eh Bully?
     
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    he did kick George Casey upstairs to a desk job.
     
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    At least there are a few Americans he still listens to......... hey wait are they Americans?


    How does an American president fight a civil war with a country who hates him, a world that hates him and 70% of his country who doesnt believe the war is the right thing to do?

    What good exactly will this do America?

    The country will elect a President who will end this war and bring us home.

    What good is it for president Bush to deny what will happen and continue a war he knows he cannot win in 18 months?

    All that he will accomplish is more dead Americans and Iraqis and American treasure thrown to the wind.

    This president is incapable of facing reality.
     
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    In the past yes, but i dont see patreas as that guy.

     
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    Really?

    YOU shouldn't post such drivel.

    Its an established fact that you don't care for the current administration, so what purpose is served by your continual abuse of their policy?
     
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    Who will that be and when will all American troops be pulled out of Iraq ? I would dearly love for some candidate to run on a platform stating that upon taking the oath of office they would order every single American military person out of Iraq. Screw the polls---I wanna see if this person can get elected.
     
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    obviously he is trying to wake up those that are asleep... and also obviously, he has failed in your case... :eusa_naughty:
     

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