Are McChrystal’s days in Afghanistan coming to end? BrianInNYC

I have a feeling that General McChrystal’s tenure as commander of  US forces in Afghanistan may soon be coming to an end.  I for one have been very surprised (pleasantly so) at the amount of push back coming from both the White House and the DOD in regard to McChrystal’s public statements regarding the need for increased troop strength in Afghanistan.  Also when you consider that shortly after President Obama took office and deployed an additional 21,000 troops to Afghanistan under McChrystal’s command  things have gone from bad to worse,  it makes wonder if McChrystal really is the man for the job.

 

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17 responses to “Are McChrystal’s days in Afghanistan coming to end? BrianInNYC

  1. TempeBev

    “may soon be coming to and end” sounds like a good plan.

  2. TempeBev

    Just read this. Is there nothing that the conservatives won’t meddle with?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/05/conservative-bible-projec_n_310037.html

  3. In all fairness Bev who hasn’t meddled with the bible?

    🙂

  4. nannymm

    “may soon be coming to and end” sounds like a good plan.

    Has ended sounds even better. 🙂

  5. nannymm

    Expanding health insurance to cover everyone over the age of 51 might help save costs to Medicare in the long run, according to a new study reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

    People between the ages of 51 and 65 who have intermittent health insurance or none at all end up costing Medicare about $1,023 more per year when they turn 65 than people who have had coverage all along, the report says.
    http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/05/people-uninsured-before-medicare-have-higher-medical-bills-study-finds/?nl=health&emc=healthupdateemb1

  6. nannymm

    Like father, like daughter.

    L.B.J.’s Daughter Defends Medicare, Her Father’s Legacy
    Ms. Robb appears in a video released today on behalf of the Alliance for Retired Americans and its campaign to mobilize seniors to support an overhaul of the health care system. In the video, Ms. Robb says she is distressed to see Medicare being maligned in the current debate and urges seniors to help push for health insurance for everyone.
    http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/15/lbjs-daughter-defends-medicare-her-fathers-legacy/

  7. TempeBev

    Yeah, you got me on the Bible one, Brian.

  8. nannymm

    That video is excellent, especially the end. All the Teddy lovers will be thrilled. (I guess that includes all of the regulars.)

  9. well all of our regulars nanny!

  10. dnd

    McChrystal didn’t get to be a general w/o understanding the concept of “chain of command.” Without it, the military would never succeed. My guess is that Petraeus has told him to STFU.

    But if you want to be pissed at McChrystal, a good place to start is his involvement with the Pat Tillman cover up.

  11. “But if you want to be pissed at McChrystal, a good place to start is his involvement with the Pat Tillman cover up.”

    Amen to that!

  12. dnd

    Maybe the fine folks at Newsmax are confusing McChrystal with Shinseki…

    What’s interesting in that piece was the offer to get Sarah Palin’s book free for subscribing to Newsmax. My guess is that these bulk buys are what’s accounting for the book’s ranking on Amazon and Barnes & Nobel.

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