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Obama, Wikileaks, and the Failure to Lead

Do you feel like we are a country at war? Do you feel like you have a leader who is galvanizing the country to take on the enemy and break its back? What a serious business war is. And how unseriously it is being waged. At the same time we announced we were getting a bit more in it, we announced the date for starting

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The Top Ten Excuses McChrystal Gave Obama

White House Dossier has the inside dope on what McChrystal said to Obama this morning to try to keep his job. The general offered Obama several explanations for the interview with Rolling Stone. Talking to White House officials who spoke anonymously lest they get their asses kicked by the president, White House Dossier has uncovered the top ten explanations. 1. “Dude, we need more support

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Obama Relieves McChrystal of his Command

President Obama today said he was with “considerable regret” relieving Gen. Stanly McChrystal of his command of the Afghan war, but he said the policy will stay on track with his selection of Centcom Commander Gen. David Petraeus to replace him. Obama, who spoke early this afternoon in the Rose Garden, said it was not policy differences or a feeling of personal insult, but a

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Gibbs Slams McChrystal’s ‘Grave’ Mistake

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today sharply criticized Gen. Stanley McChrystal for remarks disparaging of the White House and said the Afghanistan war commander will have some serious explaining to do when he meets with Obama at Wednesday. “The magnitude and the graveness of the mistakes here are profound,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs of the remarks by McChrystal that will appear

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McChrystal Reveals Contempt for White House

In an startling sign of the growing frustration in the military with President Obama, Afghanistan war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his aides are portrayed in an upcoming piece in Rolling Stone as openly derogatory toward senior administration political appointees. The revelation of the article, titled “The Runaway General,” comes just a week after war theater commander Gen. David Petraeus hedged on the July 2011

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