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Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
In the context of you Powell quote, they were the field commander. They were the first stop for resource allocation, just like a military field commander. That's an inescapable fact. Except that it isn't.  Lots of people in Washington...
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2-Dec-2014 18:08:12
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
I have been hard on Republicans, too, at least in other places if not here.I've said that Reagan had some responsibility for the barracks bombing in Beirut because he authorized a battleship fire mission, which changed the status of the...
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2-Dec-2014 06:33:30
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
The people in Libya didn't know everything either.To use an example from history, the commanders (Kimmel & Short) in Hawaii in 1941 did not know everything because Washington kept specific pieces of information from them (example:...
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1-Dec-2014 23:47:44
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
"The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.  In my experience, the people closest to the problems are often in the best position to see the solutions.  The key here is to empower...
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1-Dec-2014 06:03:26
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
sergeante wrote:Flattop wrote:So, the response is dismissive (once again . . . sigh) from the self important.Actually, I would argue that I'm the one demonstrating the humility here. I don't think I know anywhere near as much as the man...
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1-Dec-2014 05:55:22
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
ickysdad wrote:Flattop wrote:sergeante wrote:Flattop wrote:Benghazi clearly made the top 5.Btw, I am not laying this at the president's feet, necessarily.  I'm not saying this decision went all the way to the White House.  All I am...
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30-Nov-2014 19:27:47
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
sergeante wrote:Flattop wrote:The consulate had been fired on on at least two prior occasions.There was an assassination attempt on the British ambassador.  The Brits pulled all diplomatic personnel out.The U.S. embassy was asking for...
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30-Nov-2014 19:23:30
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
sergeante wrote:Flattop wrote:Benghazi clearly made the top 5.Btw, I am not laying this at the president's feet, necessarily.  I'm not saying this decision went all the way to the White House.  All I am saying is that someone dropped the...
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29-Nov-2014 00:37:16
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
ickysdad wrote:Flattop wrote:ickysdad wrote:Flattop wrote:The report did find, however, that the State Department facility where Stevens and Smith were killed was not well-protected, and that State Department security agents knew they...
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27-Nov-2014 02:10:29
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
ickysdad wrote:Flattop wrote:The report did find, however, that the State Department facility where Stevens and Smith were killed was not well-protected, and that State Department security agents knew they could not defend it from a...
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27-Nov-2014 01:36:32
Re: Chuck Hagel resigns (reply)
Limemobber wrote:Flattop wrote:OSCSSW wrote:NoOneFamous wrote:Could be worse, he could be RumsfeldIMO, Rummy was not that bad a SecDef, either time.  I guess based on your vast experience in military matters (ZERO) I should defer to your...
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25-Nov-2014 21:35:05
Re: Chuck Hagel resigns (reply)
OSCSSW wrote:NoOneFamous wrote:Could be worse, he could be RumsfeldIMO, Rummy was not that bad a SecDef, either time.  I guess based on your vast experience in military matters (ZERO) I should defer to your insights but I don't.  But...
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25-Nov-2014 18:07:01
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
The report did find, however, that the State Department facility where Stevens and Smith were killed was not well-protected, and that State Department security agents knew they could not defend it from a well-armed attack. Previous...
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25-Nov-2014 18:02:35
Re: Books we're reading  (reply)
Battle Surface!: Lawson P. "Red" Ramage and the War Patrols of the USS Parche by Stephen L. MooreOn the night of July 31, 1944, "Red" Ramage found himself inside a Japanese merchant convoy, and maneuvered his submarine USS Parche to...
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5-Oct-2014 21:40:15
Re: "Top Gear" host offends Argentina with plate stunt (reply)
A wise man once said "He who takes offense when it is intended is unwise.  He who takes offense when it is not intended is a fool."
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5-Oct-2014 20:50:10
Re: Obama and his golf game (reply)
Kwajalein wrote:Golfing or not, I've seen no remarkable progress made in any area by Obama.Neither have I.
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11-Sep-2014 16:27:53
Re: Obama and his golf game (reply)
Gunnersmate04 wrote: I would hardly call a brief spell away from the WH at Camp David or his ranch a vacation....the MSM vilified him for even doing that while "people he sent to war where dyeing!!" on a regular basis...but no such...
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10-Sep-2014 22:48:19
Re: Obama and his golf game (reply)
Limemobber wrote:Flattop wrote:Limemobber wrote:Flattop wrote:Limemobber wrote:Flattop wrote:Just a little fyi:The record for rounds of golf played during an eight year presidency is held by Woodrow Wilson with some 1,200 rounds.  Wilson...
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10-Sep-2014 17:00:52
Re: Obama and his golf game (reply)
Limemobber wrote:Flattop wrote:Limemobber wrote:Flattop wrote:Just a little fyi:The record for rounds of golf played during an eight year presidency is held by Woodrow Wilson with some 1,200 rounds.  Wilson is followed by Dwight David...
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10-Sep-2014 16:55:03
Re: Obama and his golf game (reply)
Limemobber wrote:Flattop wrote:Just a little fyi:The record for rounds of golf played during an eight year presidency is held by Woodrow Wilson with some 1,200 rounds.  Wilson is followed by Dwight David Eisenhower with some 800...
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10-Sep-2014 16:45:42