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2013-01-08 Afghanistan
McChrystal calls for enduring Afghan force
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Posted by Steve White 2013-01-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [250 views ]  Top

#1 They are legendary smugglers, dope and gun runners, dancing boy buggerers, and tribal bandits. It's still 400 AD in Afghanistan. It's where they want to be, they love it!

Sadly, the general (like many others) remains in denial. Stumping his new book, "My Share of the Task: A Memoir," on Sean Hannity last evening, he admitted he voted for the Champ. It could all be attributed to a bad landing and a bunp to the head on Sicily Drop Zone, more likely kindred narcissism.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-08 03:58||   2013-01-08 03:58|| Front Page Top

#2 This is unreal.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-01-08 04:39||   2013-01-08 04:39|| Front Page Top

#3 "We have an emotional responsibility," McChrystal said of Afghanistan Stan, you can try telling it to the COC--again. The COC doesn't take input very well.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-08 09:25||   2013-01-08 09:25|| Front Page Top

#4 Then he expressed support for strict control on assault weapons. Total write-off.
Posted by KBK 2013-01-08 11:03||   2013-01-08 11:03|| Front Page Top

#5 They hosted al Qaeda, they grow opium and after we leave they will welcome the Taliban with open arms. They deserve whatever they get and we don't owe them squat. Well, maybe a few more arclights.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-01-08 12:05||   2013-01-08 12:05|| Front Page Top

#6 I almost forgot, their soldiers and cops shoot our soldiers. We have an emotional responsibility to let them rot in the hell that they will most certainly create for themselves.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-01-08 12:09||   2013-01-08 12:09|| Front Page Top

#7 The Afghans of liberated Afghanistan are SOBs but certainly not our SOBs. They're SOBs whom the Western political class has led to believe that Western nations are their prison b****es servants.

There might be a good, strictly realpolitical argument for engaging them but Gen McChrystal's 'emotional' diatribe doesn't put forward such an argument.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2013-01-08 13:03||   2013-01-08 13:03|| Front Page Top

#8 "We have an emotional responsibility"

We have a responsibility to make a decision that is in the U.S. national interest.

Emotion has nothing to do with it.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-08 13:46||   2013-01-08 13:46|| Front Page Top

#9 General, I think you've done enough. Enjoy your retirement.
Posted by Broadhead6 2013-01-08 13:57||   2013-01-08 13:57|| Front Page Top

#10 Ditto BH6. Mebe he should consider a 6k, or volunteering over at the museum.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-08 14:28||   2013-01-08 14:28|| Front Page Top

#11 I notice a hell of a lot if "Damn Reagan" sentiment here, J hope it's all trash reporting.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-01-08 16:55||   2013-01-08 16:55|| Front Page Top

#12 I hope.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-01-08 19:52||   2013-01-08 19:52|| Front Page Top

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