Friday, November 4, 2011


OBAMA FIRES GENERAL FOR DEFENDING SACRIFICES OF TROOPS

I am so tired of Obama.  Karzai of Afghanistan is nothing more than a two-bit drug lord supported by President Obama.  It is long past time to leave Karzai to the Taliban.  Our troops have died, and come home irreparably damaged.  General Fuller has the courage to speak the truth and defend our troops.  Obama then decides to side with the drug lord Karzai.  We are so screwed as a nation.  With the exception of John Huntsman the Republican options are disastrous.  Obama is simply unpalatable at this time.

In a perfect world Huntsman would win the White House and the Democrats would take a solid control of the Senate and House.  We are so screwed with no real choices.

Maybe General Fuller needs to announce for the White House - at least he does not fear the truth or play politics.

"Gen. John Allen issued a statement Friday saying that Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller has been relieved of his duties as deputy commander for the Afghan training mission.

In a recent interview with the website Politico, Fuller characterized Afghan leaders as erratic, ungrateful and isolated from reality. The interview quotes him as saying Afghan leaders don't fully recognize America's sacrifices on their country's behalf.

Referring to Karzai's recent assertion that Afghanistan would side with Pakistan if Pakistan got into a war with the U.S., Fuller was quoted as calling the comments "erratic," adding, "Why don't you just poke me in the eye with a needle! You've got to be kidding me. I'm sorry, we just gave you $11.6 billion and now you're telling me, I don't really care?"

http://www.npr.org/2011/11/04/142037626/u-s-general-fired-for-criticizing-karzai?ft=1&f=1001

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hasn't this happened before with other presidents. What about Patton? Didn't he say comments that the administration didn't like.

At least the General Fuller did not lose his job. If he made those statement, he obviously knew the consequences for saying those statements publicly.

Fuller's statements will obviously now be placed in the political debate. I really don't know if the general said this for political purposes since it appears now that everyone in public administration as well as the army have future political aspirations. But it is a good subject for discussion.

BobbyWC said...

general's have been disciplined in the past for comments
I am normally pretty strict about towing the line - But I am so tired of our troops dying and comming back wounded to defend a drug lord - we are well past allowing the Taliban to have their way with Karzai - without the US he falls - but of course he will then retire somewhere with the millions he has stolen from his own people

Why must we always be on the side of the dictators and thieves?

Bobby WC