Obaama's hostile relationship with the troops!

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    From: Michael Hastings' new book, The Operators

    Book Depicts Cranky Obama On Baghdad Visit




    Well. There it is.
     
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    There what is?
     
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    He won't have to after next January. He is a whiny little creep.
     
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    I'm having a little trouble parsing the passage. It says:

    "[Obama has] asked to go out to take a few more pictures with soldiers and embassy staffers...[Obama] didn’t want to take pictures with any more soldiers; he was complaining about it..."

    So it seems to be saying that Obama wanted to take both more and fewer pictures. Did he change his mind, or did he want to take more pictures but not too much more?

    In any event, I don't think it reflects poorly on Obama. Contrary to the thread title, there's no indication in the passage either that Obama doesn't like the troops or that the troops at whatever event this was felt short-changed by Obama. All one can really infer from this passage [if we accept the word of an anonymous official] is that Obama wanted to take fewer than an infinite number of pictures, and that this particular official doesn't like Obama.
     
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    I heard he hates kids and kicks dogs too.
     
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    You have misread it. Although I will say, it is very badly worded... but it says "he's asked to go out and take a few more pictures"... it means "He has been asked to....." not that he has asked to.

    I'll give you the wording is gibberish but I think that's what it means.

    Having said that, scuttlebutt is that many troops (particularly Officers) desperately try to avoid any Obama visits... because they think he dislikes them.

    On the other hand, and being balanced about it... the guy does have a book to sell and controversy sells books.

    I remain on the fence on this one. I hope I don't get splinters in my ass.
     
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    Well, I'm not on the fence. Not after his partners in crime claimed that returning troops are to be considered lone wolf terrorists. Or whatever the exact wording was.
     
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    Good point. I was - and am - still pissed about that... as I am that he remained silent on the stage when his cohort called conservatives 'the enemy' of minorities. These things do not sit well with me... hence I no longer recognize him as 'my President'.

    The only reason I am skeptical is because he's selling his book. He has an agenda to publicize his book.
     
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    Lets just say that when he bagged McChrystal because of some leftist rag, and now they are making a big deal about urinating marines, thats not being a good commander.
     
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    It wasn't that long ago that the NYT took out a full page ad funded by moveon.org calling him General BEtrayus.. and Hilary called him a liar.




     
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