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2015-02-09 Home Front: WoT
Woodward: Military Upset Susan Rice Telling Generals How To Fight
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Posted by Hupineger Glomomp1540 2015-02-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10794 views ]  Top

#1 Don't know if they are still there or not, but next to the very long runway at the LBJ ranch there used to be a small array of makeshift communication huts where staffers and other gov't personnel would monitor events in Vietnam. Appears we've learned little in over 50 years.
Posted by Besoeker 2015-02-09 03:49||   2015-02-09 03:49|| Front Page Top

#2 Micromanagement. Covered in the seminal work On Strategy: The Vietnam War in Context, Harry Summers. Why should this administration be worried by (the follies of human behavior) history when it has shown it has no use of it in any other field (see-effect of socialism).
Posted by Procopius2k 2015-02-09 08:54||   2015-02-09 08:54|| Front Page Top

#3 Looks like we are stuck with this incompetent twit for the duration unless Congress can figure out some squeeze play. This woman should never have been anywhere near government--should have been chasing stray dogs out in the boonies somewhere at best.
Posted by JohnQC 2015-02-09 10:05||   2015-02-09 10:05|| Front Page Top

#4 "we'€™re not given a real plan to say what are we going to do here"

The White House has a plan for fighting IS; it involves Iran. Since Syria is in Iran's sphere of interest, part of it is ensuring that the military doesn't make significant changes to the equation in that region.

As far as the regime's foreign policy overall and specifically its dealing with the flare-ups in rest of the world, well, that would take much more bandwidth.
Posted by Pappy 2015-02-09 11:31||   2015-02-09 11:31|| Front Page Top

#5 The regime's foreign policy is akin to whack-a-mole with nerf mallets and much apologizing for that.
Posted by JohnQC 2015-02-09 17:09||   2015-02-09 17:09|| Front Page Top

#6 Well, how to do something is always "so obviously simple" to those who've never done it. Look at LBJ, McNamara, Susan Rice, Obumbles. All pretenders without any practical knowledge or experience.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2015-02-09 17:47||   2015-02-09 17:47|| Front Page Top

#7 Officers of the United States.

The Senate confirmed your rank.

Unlike Susan Rice.

Object to her orders and resign,

or fuck you.

Officers of the United States.
Posted by rammer 2015-02-09 22:46||   2015-02-09 22:46|| Front Page Top

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