PatrickRiot

PatrickRiot

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642 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - Enemies All Around Us · 0 replies · +6 points

Way to go Mr. Giraldi, simply too clear headed to ever get this story in the MSM. The last admin made an art form of oversimplifying issues to generate strong public support for their inane policies. You've shed light on yet another example of the MO that's been obvious to those of us that are actually watching. Every time I hear a government official or even military official make assertions without any details or proof I just want to scream "BS". Where is the rest of the press on this one?

642 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Odierno Still Blaming ... · 0 replies · +1 points

CPB, I'm sure there are somewhere in the ranks but the one's that have been promoted to run this fiasco were the ones that lined up with the agenda of the last administration. The current admin may not be much better but only time will tell.

In any case I was serious about firing Odierno, Patreaus and anyone else near these guys. Find some new blood or at least someone that dosen't think they don't have to give straight answers to the press and the civilian leadership.

642 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Report Cites Indiscrim... · 0 replies · +1 points

The whole idea of our military or any military intelligence organization making the determination that the enemy is over this-a-way and then sending a videogame like drone to terminate the threat would be laughable if it weren't so obviously flawed. Every time I go see a movie these days I have been subjected to a PR blitz via a military recruitment film where we are getting the "bad guys" via improved technology and drone warfare. At this point I would think that our failures with drones would be well documented enough to make these "warriors" the laughing stock of military personnel everywhere. Anyone that wants to pilot a drone should just stay at home and play video games. Also, they could be drummed out of the military due to the obvious "gayness" of such a person (I don't have to ask and you don't have to tell just get out).

642 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Odierno Still Blaming ... · 0 replies · +1 points

This has been troubling from the gitgo. Here we have another instance of our military (this started preinvasion with the activities of Bush admin officials) making declaritive statements about the Iranian involvement in something without offering a shred of proof. It's beautiful, just accuse the "enemy " - def. whoever you want to attack, of something and then it's true I guess.

Get this clown out of there, I'm sick of us trying to say we know what is going on over in other countries when we obviously have no dang clue.

642 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Gen. Odierno Concedes ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Now the Obama admin is sounding a lot like the Bush admin with supposedly listening to the commanders "on the ground" again with regard to troop withdrawls. Wrong - the civilian leadership sets the goals and the military executes - perhaps the past two presidents don't understand their role here. The generals have a vested interest in maintaining a war footing, I'm sorry to say, so letting them set the timeline when they will be out of work is rather bass ackward. Not that they shouldn't get input from the military leaders but c'mon.

642 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Gen. Odierno Concedes ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Here's the deal generals, from now on if you can't give an exact figure in response to a question and have no strategic or tactical reason not to answer the questions posed by the press then give a ballpark answer. The past admin tried to say that it was gotcha politics or "events on the ground" (as opposed to those in the air or water I guess) that would determine the timelines or troop levels. This is simply BS. Any good manager in business or in the military has an idea of how long operations will take and an idea of how many troops will be involved.

642 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Gen. Odierno Concedes ... · 0 replies · +1 points

This type of obfiscation by the military leadership has been sticking in my craw for some time. If there was any reason to keep this information from the American public I could see the General's point but there just isn't. One of two things is going on here - either A) the military really has no earthly idea where the troops are at the present or B) the "small number" still in the cities is a damn big number that the American people and I dare say the Iraqi people might consider an announcement of our departure premature.