|Commander-in-Chief Obama Fights Pentagon|
|by Tom McGregor||Mon, Oct 11, 2010, 10:55 am|
Under the new national security adviser, Tom Donilon, the clash between the White House and the Pentagon over the Afghan War will become more intense.
James Jones resigned as national security adviser and Tom Donilon replaced him. Apparently, this may be the harbinger of one of the greatest civilian-military showdowns since Jimmy carter was president.
According to the Daily Beast, “if you haven’t read Bob Woodward’ or Jonathan Adler’s accounts of Obama administration policy, hear are the CliffsNotes: Since the moment Obama took office, the military, led by David Petraeus, has been pushing for a full-on counterinsurgency effort; in other words, a lot of troops for a very long time. Obama, from the start, has resisted, raising awkward questions about why we’re expending massive amounts of blood and treasure in Afghanistan when Pakistan is the country that really matters. Vice President Biden has gone further, warning that given the mind-boggling corruption of Hamid Karzai’s regime, committing to an Afghan counterinsurgency war would be lunacy.”
The White House contends that the military brass does worry about America’s crushing financial constraints and the citizens’ eroding support for the war. The Pentagon insists that the White House cares less about national security than domestic issues. The White House complains that the military keeps betraying the president by talking to journalists and Republicans that more troops are necessary which forces his hand.
As reported by the Daily Beast, “General Jones was chosen, in part, because Obama knew this fight was coming. He wanted someone who could communicate with the generals and keep them from knifing him in the back. Jones didn’t entirely succeed I that effort, which is one reason people in the White House never embraced him as one of their own. But if Jones was unable or unwilling to extinguish the flames of civil-military conflict, Donilon is the political equivalent of dousing them with gasoline.”
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written by furrpiece , October 11, 2010
Why does anyone think Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing? Those who awarded it, socialist friends of fellow socialist Soros, knew Obama was so weak, so ineffective, so Socialistic, and so self-centered, that he would throw the United States under the bus for more personal accolades for doing and being nothing.
America's worst president, and one of the most disgusting people ever to inhabit Washington, is a total failure at almost everything he does on and off the political stage.
Obama swore an oath on some kind of book in the privacy of the Oval Office, and began breaking it on Day One. He also has been our worst, and most distrusted, Commander-In-Chief.
I no longer care what he thinks, and only view what he does as additional destruction of my country.
written by Rufuslevin , October 12, 2010
Obama is as successful as a Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful military organization in the WORLD, as he was successful in cleaning up South Chicago as a Community-Organizer.
written by rufuslevin , October 13, 2010
Subj: Great Democrat Orators
Great Orators of the Democrat Party
"One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
"The buck stops here." - Harry S. Truman
"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." - John F. Kennedy
And, from today's genius(dumb a**) Democrats...
"It depends what your definition of 'Sex' is?'' - Bill Clinton
"That Obama ... I would like to cut his nuts off." - Jesse Jackson
"Those rumors are false ... I believe in the sanctity of marriage." - John Edwards
"I invented the Internet." - Al Gore
"The next Person that tells me I'm not religious, I'm going to shove my rosary beads up their ass." - Joe Biden
" America is - is no longer, uh, what it - it, uh, could be, uh, what it was once was - uh, and I say to myself, uh, I don't want that future, uh, for my children." - Barack Obama
"I have campaigned in all 57 states." - Barack Obama (Quoted 2008)
"You don't need God anymore, you have us Democrats." - Nancy Pelosi (Quoted 2006)
"Paying taxes is voluntary." - Sen. Harry Reid
"Bill is the greatest husband and father I know. No one is more faithful, true, and honest than he." - Hillary Clinton (Quoted 1998)
And the most recent gem of wisdom from the "Mother Moron":
"We just have to pass the Healthcare Bill to see what's in it." - Nancy Pelosi (Quoted March, 2010)