"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by Dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become."
- Steve Jobs

Thursday, June 24, 2010

McChrystal tells it like it is


"His slate-blue eyes have the unsettling ability to drill down when they lock on you. If you’ve fucked up or disappointed him, they can destroy your soul without the need for him to raise his voice."

That's the sort of person you need commanding armies for sure!

"Obama has quietly begun to back away from the deadline he set for withdrawing U.S. troops in July of next year"

I would bet my entire salary that the withdrawal is never gonna happen.  If everyone had watched the debates in Congress on C-Span about this so-called "withdrawal" following Obama's West Point speech, they will have heard that all Obama plans on doing is "reviewing the situation" in July and then "depending on the outcome of the review and the stability of Afghanistan/Iraq plus the ability of the Afghan army to take over, then they will CONSIDER starting a withdrawal "procedure".  it was such bullshit, Obama should have NEVER given that speech as he must have know he'd not be able to deliver.

Seems he's going to be a one-term President if things don't get better for him.  Guantanamo Bay - not closed.  Iraq War - no signs of that ending - oil spill is a thorn in his side and not helping his ratings - healthcare bill wasn't welcomed - a senior general disses him publicly.  "Yes we can!!"  It seems not.......

McChrystal must have known that everything he said would be published and that his neck would be on the line.  Seems to me that he's either so pumped up with his own self-importance that he thought he'd ride the storm unscathed, OR he's so pissed off with the war and the Obama administration and policies, that he's past caring what reaction his outspoken views receive.  Seems if anyone is qualified to comment on the war and the "suits" in the White House who are sending young men to their deaths, it's a decorated General who has been out on the field and seen all the shit going down.  Certainly better qualified than any of the suits in the White House who's only brush with wars is via the Playstation or XBox.

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