Did Obama Fall for a Smear on General McChrystal?

by lewwaters

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It was almost one year ago that Barack Obama unceremoniously “sacked” the Commanding General in the Afghanistan theater in large part due to what was written in a Rolling Stone article, “The Runaway General.”

It now appears that the article was more of a smear than anything else.

Obama, who has zero experience with Military or tactical matters didn’t take long to fall for what was written by Michael Hastings in Rolling Stone, accepting it as fully factual and “sacking” an effective General during war.

Could it also have been due to narcissism and his belief that he is above reproach and should not ever be questioned or opposed?

Obama continues to display no leadership skills, no solid foundation on bettering our country an is the worst example for president I have seen in my life to date.

If we wish to see a strong and prosperous nation emerge, we have to run someone against him in 2012 who knows what they are doing.

Can the GOP find such a person out of the crowd gathering today?

7 Comments to “Did Obama Fall for a Smear on General McChrystal?”

  1. You’ll have Jindal and Christie coming up in 6 years. Either (or both) of those guys would kick butt.

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  2. The way it is going, Martin, I’m not sure we’ll have a country in 6 years.

    Currently, the GOP is once again splintered behind too many even before Trump poked his head in.

    If they were smart, which at times I seriously wonder about, they would choose one or two and begin building them up. So far, it seems only Trump and Sarah Palin are keeping their names in the news.

    The last thing we need is another whiner like McCain.

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  3. What bothers me is that Trump is picking up “popularity” only because he’s putting himself out front. He’s certainly not a Conservative and he is an egotist.

    The has-beens like Pawlenty, Huckabee and Romney are out there sniffing around, but nobody wants them.

    I hope what is going on is that the decent candidates are “holding back” until the last minute so the Media has less time to try to make fools of them, and that somebody really worthy will spring forward.

    Right now, the Republican choices make me want to puke, and I don’t think I’m alone in that.

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  4. The sacking of McChrystal shows you that the Media still has some “power” left. Let’s hope for more Media bankruptcies.

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  5. You are not alone, Jack. Trump is a joke and the rest of the rehashed has-beens don’t impress me.

    I like Sarah Palin, but am not convinced yet she is presidential.

    Then again, neither was Obama.

    If the GOP doesn’t get a strong contender out there, I don’t believe the country can survive 4 more years of Obama.

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  6. I know my way around numbers – it was certain the U.S. economy was going into a ditch and only hovers above it now because of massive stimulus spending, TARP, bail-outs and the like. There’s still a big chance we’re going to lose it, and Obama will take the heat, so you win both ways: if America goes into a depression then Republicans win elections, and if we recover economically then you personally win. The die is cast, don’t worry about the next election.

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  7. I don’t like to play “sports teams”, Martin. I realize that politics is just a big “game”, but I do hope that we can eventually get some good leaders in spite of that.

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