I agree w/ Olberman RE: McChrystal

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    I know people are going to go nuts since Olberman said it, but he stated Obama should not accept General McChrystal's resignation.

    GEN McChrystal has set a poor example and this will be a stain on his record and will keep him from being Chief Of The Staff of the Army or CJCOS.

    However, he's been given virtually carte blanche to craft his Afghanistan strategy. Time is too limited and A-stan is too complicated to put a new guy in there.

    More importantly, it will turn into a giant political football and will (once again) put the White House at odds with the senior rank and file (before people go nuts on this, keep in mind how many people Rumsfeld fired and Bush brought in a retired General to run the Army) and hand ammunition to the people that want to create the perception that Obama is soft.

    In the meantime, Admiral Mullen needs to screw down the officer corps. It's pretty sad when the Generals have to be told to behave.
     
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    Agree....

    Nothing is gained by his removal
     
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    Oblermann said something? Who knew?
     
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    Brilliant suggestion by Olberman.

    Don't accept the resignation of your Command General on the battlefront, tendered because he let it publicly slip that he thinks you're a moron.

    Only Overbite could come up with something as stupid as that, but then again, Obama is probably dumb enough to think its a good idea.
     
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    I like the cut of your jib mini14. 4 Star thread, would read again.
     
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    Let's see if Obama does it. If he does then we'll know why things are so screwed up. Olbermann has been running this country for the past 18 months.
     
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    You guys are just plain fucking stupid, there's no other explanation.

    McCrystal just destroyed Obama for his "First do no harm" rules of engagement.
     
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    Not me...
     
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    Please don't chew me up, because I'm not as knowledgeable about the military as I probably should be, but can the President refuse to accept his resignation?

    Wouldn't a general have enough time served that he could resign whenever he chose to? How could they force him to stay in if he didn't want to?
     
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    It's irrelevant. Obama can do whatever he wants, he's been completely exposed as a guy who has no interest in winning.
     

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