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January 15, 2013

Colin Blow Hearts Obama

And since Colin Powell's so fond of our Commander in Chief, how about a few comments

from the General about how Obama is handling Afghanistan?  We're shoveling soldiers into a meat grinder over there.  Notice how we never hear the word "quagmire"€ as applied to Obama’s war.  Our troops are out there in hell with no clear mission and absurd rules of engagement.  Here's your automatic weapon, soldier, along with your allotted three bullets. -- Joytiz

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 15, 2013 3:41 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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We also stopped getting the number of dead solider reports on the news each night.

Posted by: Potsie at January 15, 2013 4:19 PM

Don't shoot at night because you don't want to wake the locals (they need their rest) and you can't shoot someone after they've planted an IED.

Posted by: mjazz at January 15, 2013 6:21 PM

Something that everybody is missing in the latest blow up involving Colin Powell. Wasn't he the guy who said the pithy comment after the toppling of the Iraqi govt, "If you break it, you own it?" And didn't this provide cover for Democrats to pressure Bush to engage in nation building after the Iraq invasion? And didn't the problems associated with all this bring the Republicans down

So why would Colin Powell retain even a shred of credibility after all this? But of course we all know thw answer to this

Posted by: Callmelennie at January 16, 2013 6:48 AM

My son's Green Beret A-team is being redeployed to A-stan. They were supposed to be out of this rotation, but now are returning for back-to-back-to-back rotations. A meat grinder is an apt description of what is being done to our best warriors. No victory, no goal, no reason to be there. There are no hearts and minds to be won there. This war is a spreadsheet exercise for career politicians, but a bloody horror for us with skin in the game.

Posted by: twolaneflash at January 16, 2013 6:56 AM

@twolaneflash; I am with you sir and understand your grief and stress. Been there myself. A neighbor of mine has a daughter over in A-stan who is an Army MP. She visited her parents over Christmas and what she had to say about what was going on over there in the pig stye was absolutely unbelievable. Beyond my wildest imagination of what darkness our countries leaders have sunk.

Posted by: Terry at January 16, 2013 8:07 AM

Colin heart blows Obama

Posted by: ed at January 16, 2013 8:24 AM

Ahh . . . the career military bureaucrat. A far cry from what we like to imagine our warriors are supposed to be.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at January 16, 2013 9:45 AM

Barney Fife only got one bullet....

Posted by: Duncan at January 17, 2013 10:38 AM

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