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2012-11-13 Afghanistan
Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Is Linked to Petraeus Scandal
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Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-11-13 01:33|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6460 views ]  Top

#1 Ah, yes, once again, the plan is on schedule.

Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) could not be reached for comment.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-13 07:45||   2012-11-13 07:45|| Front Page Top

#2 Ja. Der Konzept. Prior to Obama's first election, he talked about a civilian force, er, er, er supplementing the military. I wonder what their uniforms will be, brown shirts or black shirts?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-13 07:57||   2012-11-13 07:57|| Front Page Top

#3 Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Gen. Petraeus,Gen. John Allen? Old fashion communist purge? Who's next?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-13 07:59||   2012-11-13 07:59|| Front Page Top

#4 Matching black trousers and shirts with black pancake beret, boots unlaced.... optional tire-iron and Obamafone. (standard NBP uniform John)

Thanks for asking.
Posted by Besoeker on the road again 2012-11-13 08:01||   2012-11-13 08:01|| Front Page Top

#5 I'm looking at the number of times I have posted here over about ten years. It is a few thousand and I tend to be verbose at times. I don't know how many times others have posted here. Some of the regulars may have posted a few thousand times also.

That said, when do top ranking generals in Afghanistan have time to run the military and send some 30,000 emails to women such as Paula Broadwell or Jill Kelly? BTW, is Broadwell a name or an advertisement? Kelly was a "sort of an ambassador to the military (as reported in the media)" so maybe she might have a few emails going back and forth. What relationship would a civilian "sort of ambassador" have to military?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-13 08:24||   2012-11-13 08:24|| Front Page Top

#6 John, I do academic writing for a living, and I'm not sure I've written 30,000 pages the last ten years.

Criminy. If you're writing that much you're not doing your day job. No wonder we're screwed in Afghanistan.
Posted by Steve White 2012-11-13 10:19||   2012-11-13 10:19|| Front Page Top

#7 ...well, they don't call it CYAWP for nothing.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-13 10:42||   2012-11-13 10:42|| Front Page Top

#8 Tom Ricks will be the big winner. Should drive sales through the roof.
Posted by Creresing Barnsmell5798 2012-11-13 10:51||   2012-11-13 10:51|| Front Page Top

#9 Writing Mexican news between April 2010 and April 2012, I have probably averaged 5,000 pages for the two year period, but is it just a guess. All this parttime, between two and four hours per day. So it is possible he wrote 30,000 pages in two years. But as I read it, the original article said 30,00 pages of emails and other documents, the documents may not have been written by him personally, so that I well within his capability.
Posted by badanov 2012-11-13 11:01||  2012-11-13 11:01|| Front Page Top

#10 Disregard: 1,400 pages in two years, not 5,000. Sorry...
Posted by badanov 2012-11-13 11:05||  2012-11-13 11:05|| Front Page Top

#11 You have a day job. I suspect pushing papers _is_ a general's day job.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-11-13 11:09||   2012-11-13 11:09|| Front Page Top

#12 In the last month, we hear about:
CIA Director and former General -- resign
General under investigation
General relived of duty
Admiral relieved of duty
Commander relieved of duty

Does kinda make one wonder....

Posted by Sherry 2012-11-13 11:28||   2012-11-13 11:28|| Front Page Top

#13 No kiddign - is the admin fearful of some type of coup or other such military take-over. Are they crushing (reputationally) potential adversaries in future political contests? Meanwhile, the band plays on while the public gets sweaty over talk of zipper failure.
Posted by Rob06 2012-11-13 15:46||   2012-11-13 15:46|| Front Page Top

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