When the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs explained his backing of Gen. McCrystal's "resignation", he admitted that many of the comments in The Rolling Stone were made by McCrystal's subordinates. He went on to say that McCraystal is responsible for the acts of his subordinates. Wouldn't that hold true for McCrystal's supervisors? Shouldn't all of his superiors also "resign"? Hmmm, that would be CINC Army, Chair JCS and the CINC, himself!
Abraham Lincoln was said that politicians are afraid of the truth. Guess he was right. (Of course he was.) I read the RS article and agree with what was said. Afghanistan and Iraq have turned into another Vietnam.
Where is Dan Quayle when you need him? Dominos or Dominoes?
Actually, that isn't how the military works. That would mean that if the newest private were to commit a crime, and they do, that all of his superiors are responsible for his actions. If the crime were serious enough, we'd have to shoot them all. Maybe that's not a bad idea. Sure would get us out of the war.
The fact that a field commander could criticize his commander in cheif, and the rest of our government, which means "The People" as in We, is disgraceful. He has aright to his own opinion, but he hasn't the right to openly question the policies and tactics that, he also was privy to, and go on public record about his supreme commander, the President. You would think that with wearing combat boots, his foot wouldn't fit in his mouth so well!
Watch as the Feds continue to Bilk the Tax Payer for a "War" that can not be won.
Here's what I think: McChrystal is the one who headed the cover-up of Pat Tillman's death. Apparently, the coroners report found bullet shots to the head...he was killed execution style by someone, it was no "accidental fire". Speculation that he was killed because he was going to come out against the Iraq invasion and they couldn't have that....or he was killed to be a martyr for the cause. Either way, a movie is being made about it, and I think that is why McChrystal "resigned", to get him out of hot water. He should be Court Martialed in my opinion....he got off easy, as they always do.
Try passing off an ounce of crack instead of covering up an execution....you'll get 20 years for that.
No, someone named Amir Bar-Lev. Don't bother to go see it: people who think for themselves-like Tillman- go WAY over your head.
Here's what Tillman thought, and probably why he was murdered:
From Gary Smith's Sport Illustrated Article-
"You didn't talk politics over there, not while you were still in the sandbox. But that night, as Pat watched another orange and white flash-bang shudder the distant town, he shook his head and said, "This war is so f*cking illegal." Russ, for the first time, realized how wobbly a tightrope Pat was walking between his integrity and his duty. Even later in their 3 1/2-month deployment in Iraq, as it began to appear that they'd been sent on a nukes-and-biochemical-weapons wild-goose chase, Russ never heard Pat go further than, "This is all bullsh*t." But surely Pat's fame and fierce independence had unsettled higher-ups from the day he enlisted. They had tried to persuade him to be a recruiting poster boy in Washington rather than a Ranger. Surely, one family member was convinced, once the Army got its first glimpse of Pat's psychological profile -- he was the one who stood outside the Cardinals' team prayer circle, the one who couldn't wait to have a mutual friend arrange a meeting with renowned anti-war leftist Noam Chomsky after his discharge -- it never would have allowed him to become a Ranger if it hadn't had to because he was Pat Tillman. Hell, at the Army recruiting office the day he enlisted, before he'd even signed his papers, one of those jalapeño drill sergeants lined up Pat, Kevin and a gaggle of other recruits and started fire-breathing contradictory orders. "Look, you're confusing everybody and being unreasonable," Pat told the astonished sergeant. "You're treating us like ass----s, and we haven't even signed up to be treated like ass----s yet." At first it was a curiosity to Pat, then an irritation, when he kept receiving orders to undergo additional psychological evaluations.
Everybody who thought he'd enlisted purely out of patriotism, they missed reality by a half mile. Sure, he loved America and felt compelled to fight for it after more than 2,600 people at the World Trade Center were turned to dust. But his decision sprang from soil so much richer than that. The foisting of all the dirty work onto people less fortunate than an NFL safety clawed at his ethics. He had uncles and grandfathers on both sides who'd fought in World War II and the Korean War, one who'd taken a bullet in his chest, another who'd lost a finger and one who'd been the last to leap out of a plane shot from the sky. On a level deeper than almost any other American, he'd reaped the reward of those sacrifices."
You see, he saw through the Bush BS, and just like everybody else back then, you could not contradict el Presidente! Oh no. It was traitorous back then.
So, really, it is not hard to explain. You go against the official story-line, you die. Especially if you were such a popular figure as Tillman.
This for your hero Bush and his black-hearted side kick Chinless.
That "war" had to be propagated come hell or highwater.... Do we know why yet?
by Ralph Deeds7 years ago
Should President Obama have fired General McChrystal? Should we revise our approach in Afghanistan? How much longer can we allow this seemingly endless war go on? Is their a bright side to what we are doing?
by LiamBean7 years ago
Friendly fire or assassination?
by MikeNV7 years ago
I've read comments on nearly every War Story and over and over and over... the citizens are ignorant, the media always sides with Obama, and the REAL HERO's those who put their lives on the line... repeatedly loath...
by Rememberhim7 years ago
And we remember those who gave everything so you can whine about the fight!His death was controversial, but his life was something to be...
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