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McChrystal to Administration – “STFU I explained”

October 1, 2009

I don’t know where I first saw the “STFU I explained” deal but it makes me laugh so I had to work it into a post.

Now to the main point of the post. Today in a speech to the International Institute of Strategic Studies General McChrystal rejected calls for a smaller military mission in Afghanistan, essentially throwing down a gauntlet to the Obama administration. The question now is what’s going to happen when push comes to shove. If the administration insists on denying troops / reducing objectives will McChrystal resign? if McChrystal keeps talking out will Obama demand his resignation?

It really gets interesting when you consider that today Gates said he isn’t sure that counter-insurgency is the right strategy, quite a change from 6 months ago. At least he hasn’t signed on with Biden’s ignorance. Thank God for small favors.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 2, 2009 3:37 am

    It will be interesting. They don’t want MacC to resign or to fire him, Obambi campaigned on Afghanistan being THE cetral front of the War on Te, um, er, Overseas Contingincy Operations, yeah, that’s it.

    Anyhow that’s what he campaigned on and Americans do not like to lose wars, er Overseas Contingincy Operations. The last time the Donks managed to lose us a war was Viet Nam and, except for that idiot Carter, they were locked out of the big house for a lot of years And it will happen real fast if MacC were jetting about the coutry to speak at this VFW, that Rotary Club, the other Tea Party.

    It ain’t like Obambi has a reputation for steel balls already. He is a squish, pretty much everybody knows he’s a squish.

  2. October 3, 2009 12:43 pm

    I think the source for this phrase was Ring Lardner (1885-1933), from his satirical novel The Young Immigrunts:

    The lease said about my and my fathers trip from the Bureau of Manhattan to our new home the soonest mended. In some way ether I or he got balled up on the grand concorpse and next thing you know we was thretning to swoop down on Pittsfield.

    Are you lost daddy I arsked tenderly.

    Shut up he explained.

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