AfPak: General McChrystal respects one Obama Admin member- Hillary

I hope General McChrystal doesn’t lose his job over this, but he knows Obama doesn’t have the mettle to stick it out in AfPak as long as we need to. God Bless the troops and the people of Afghanistan, especially the women.

The General revealed all we feared about Obama was true, he is over his head. One person got compliments in the Rolling Stone piece and it must have BURNED Rolling Stones’ axxes to have to print even a blurb:

Only Hillary Clinton receives good reviews from McChrystal’s inner circle. “Hillary had Stan’s back during the strategic review,” says an adviser. “She said, ‘If Stan wants it, give him what he needs.’ ”

Full article here (pdf.)

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TOTUS is over his head, out of his league and it shows:

The general first encountered Obama a week after he took office, when the president met with a dozen senior military officials in a room at the Pentagon known as the Tank. According to sources familiar with the meeting, McChrystal thought Obama looked “uncomfortable and intimidated” by the roomful of military brass. Their first one-on-one meeting took place in the Oval Office four months later, after McChrystal got the Afghanistan job, and it didn’t go much better. “It was a 10-minute photo op,” says an adviser to McChrystal. “Obama clearly didn’t know anything about him, who he was. Here’s the guy who’s going to run his fucking war, but he didn’t seem very engaged. The Boss was pretty disappointed.”

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June 22, 2010. Tags: , , , . Armed Forces, Hillary Clinton, Obama Administration, Pentagon, Politics, Terrorism. Comments off.

‘The Hurt Locker’ beats ‘Avatar’ for Best Picture and Best Director at Critics Choice Awards

Awesome!! As we noted in our previous piece, Kathryn Bigelow, director-producer of ‘The Hurt Locker’ happens to also be Cameron’s ex. Glad the serious film won. Enjoyed Avatar but it is NOT serious.

NYPost:

James Cameron’s “Avatar” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” won the most awards at Friday’s Critics’ Choice Awards, but the top honor went to Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” and its director-producer Kathryn Bigelow.”Locker” was named best picture and Bigelow best director.

Accepting the best picture prize, screenwriter-producer Mark Boal said the award belongs to Bigelow “for her singular vision, for her endless inspiration and for never taking no as an answer.”

Bigelow had thanked Boal when she accepted the director’s honor, saying, “I stand here really because of one man, and that’s Mark Boal.”

“It’s wonderful to have this honor,” she continued, “but the recognition should also go to the men and women who are in the field to this day.”

“Avatar” was named best action movie and it collected a heap of technical awards, including honors for cinematography, editing, art direction, sound and visual effects.

The “Basterds” cast was the critics’ pick for best ensemble. The film’s villain, Christoph Waltz, was named best supporting actor and Tarantino won for his original screenplay.

“There’s really only one group of people to thank,” Tarantino said, “and that’s the actors who actually took it from the printed page and put it up on the screen. My material is not easy. It’s hard. I cannot have dumb actors do my material.”…

January 16, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Celebrities, Entertainment, Film, Obama Administration, Pentagon, Politics, Popular Culture, Terrorism. 2 comments.

Update: McChrystal troop request to go to the WH this week – Tick Tock Barack; Memo to TOTUS: The CiC cannot vote ‘present’

Update: 9/23- Reports that the McChrystal troop request WILL be sent to the WH Gates no later than the end of this week. (where it will sit til TOTUS  ‘is ready’ to receive it- no word on why our troops should have to wait that long).  Double whammy – Gen Petraeus today states he fully supports and concurs with McChrystal’s assessment and troop request.  Also chiming in with agreement Admiral Mullen Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

Back to you Barack...TICK TOCK TICK TOCK….

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. David Petraeus, commander of Central Command, have sent letters to Defense Secretary Robert Gates endorsing Gen. Stan McChrystal, NPR’s Tom Bowman has learned from someone familiar with the letters…

At least one key Democrat supports McChrystal:

In a letter to the president Tuesday, Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, threw his support behind McChrystal.

“The final approach would be a real counter-insurgency plan that is properly resourced—including both U.S. and allied military forces and civilian experts—to carry out the strategy you announced in March,” Skelton wrote. “The elements of such a plan are well known, although the implementation will be challenging. I believe that General McChrystal’s recent assessment outlines a way to do this with the best chance of success.’…

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September 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Terrorism. Comments off.

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