The difference is easy to see…..and I can do it with a couple of examples. Starting with a Corporate General. Remember at Fort Hood in Texas, after the Fort Hood bombing when Abdul, whatever his name was, went nuts and started firing and shooting, killing a lot of people, do you remember what General Casey said about it? If you don’t, I will remind you. He said, “We are not going to tolerate a backlash against Muslims.” My friends, that is an example of a corporate general, first and foremost, this type is only concerned with the politics of things, the political correctness of things, the image of something. They are interested in those things, rather than the results. Now, these corporate generals are needed for certain things, logistics. These guys are needed, but sooner or later if you’re gonna wage war, you need a warrior general, and that’s the other kind of general that you have. This part of the post is taken from Rush Limbaugh’s show on the 22nd.
The warrior generals know that no matter how you try to spin this thing you eventually have to go kill bad guys, you have to kill people and break things. That’s the mission. That’s what it is. I’m told by people who know, that General McChrystal is a warrior general. He’s a former Special Ops guy who ran the joint Special Operations Command team that tracked down all the high-value targets in Iraq, including Saddam Hussein. I’m told that his men are fiercely loyal to him, that he has had some major closed-door sessions at the Pentagon trying to get the corporate generals and Obama’s people to back off these new restrictive rules of engagement. I’ve also been told that the restrictive rules of engagement are his. So I’m hearing different things.
These rules of engagement are what’s leading to this medal for restraint that we’ve talked about. The medal will be yellow, and this is somebody who gets a medal for not firing their weapon because civilians might be killed. And, of course, this enemy happens to put civilians in front of them at every place they happen to be, even on the battlefield or in a village, town or, or what have you. And we have very restrictive rules of engagement and I’m told that McChrystal resents them, I’m also told (Byron York has a story) that he’s the author of them. So I remain conflicted and not quite certain of just who is the author of the rules of engagement, whether it is McChrystal or whether it’s coming from the White House. It may be both. I don’t doubt that some of it is coming from the White House. We have a bunch of liberal theorists who hate the military orchestrating a war, and they’re doing everything about it wrong. Timelines for withdrawal? I mean Taliban and Al-Qaeda just have to sit there, twiddle their thumbs and bide their time. I mean the Obama bunch hasn’t the slightest idea how to wage war. They don’t even like it.
This is all being done because Obama made a big deal about it as a Senator and as a candidate that Iraq was the wrong place to go, that Afghanistan’s where we should have been. So he really doesn’t want to be there, it’s a political inconvenience for him, gets in the way of his other agenda items. What this incident points up to me is there’s obviously a lack of respect, lack of confidence from the warrior guys in the military relating to their commander-in-chief. And this is an interesting aspect of this. This kind of discord, this kind of internal squabble, which is huge, this is the kind of thing we ought to be causing among the Taliban. Instead it’s happening to us. We’re the ones that appear to be un-unified. We’re the ones squabbling amongst ourselves over theory, policy, strategy, and all of this. Meanwhile, our enemies around the world sit there and are laughing themselves silly over all of this. Make no mistake about that.
Now, McChrystal, again from what I’ve been told because I don’t know him, McChrystal is a man of deep principle who puts the men and women under his command first and understanding how this administration works a lot of people are surprised that it’s taken this long for McChrystal or anybody else to hit the destruct button. And make no mistake about it, despite the apology and despite the attempt here to go, “I wish I hadn’t done it,” many people that I talked to think it was purposeful and this is exactly what he’s doing, is to hit the destruct button to try to alert people that we have a mess here and that we have a regime that hasn’t the slightest idea what they’re doing nor do they actually really care about it. This guy McChrystal has gotten almost no face time. It took 70 days for Obama to meet with him. They met twice. They met once over at the Pentagon in some room and apparently McChrystal’s first assessment, I think this is in the Rolling Stone piece, McChrystal’s first assessment of Obama was somebody who was intimidated by the military, uncomfortable, didn’t really want to be there, was not inspiring confidence, came unprepared, had no idea what he was talking about.
Most of these quotes from the Rolling Stone piece are from McChrystal’s aides, not from him. This is something that needs to be pointed out. You can also say, “Who works harder?” McChrystal runs seven to eight miles a day, eats one meal, and sleeps four hours a night. Compare that to Obama. Playing golf, watching baseball, playing golf, going bowling, shooting hoops, playing golf, walking the beach looking for tarballs. So he’s got no face time with the press, one meeting in the Oval Office, one meeting with Biden, and clearly these aides who have been quoted, “Biden? Bite me?” is how they reacted to Biden, McChrystal’s aides. He’s gotten not only no face time with Obama, but very little face time with the top people in the administration. His requests are either cut in half or ignored. He wanted X-number of boots on the ground to make this thing work out in Afghanistan. Look how long it took, Obama’s has to go to West Point, make all these public comments, public hand-wringing and so forth.
Now, a corporate general keeps his mouth shut. A corporate general says that it’s his job to follow orders, but in reality they want one more star. The corporate generals are looking for the fourth star, maybe they’re dreaming about the fifth star. And then they behave in political ways in order to get it. Maybe they want the top job at the Pentagon, secretary of defense, so they go along with whoever is running the show, even if it’s a bunch of inept leftist, socialist theoreticians who hate guns and who hate the Second Amendment, they go along with them because that’s the path that they’ve carved for themselves. The warrior general cares too much about the men and women under his command to sit silently while amateurs and incompetence in Washington undercut the effectiveness of his fighting force. So McChrystal is there in Afghanistan on the ground, he sees the price we’re paying on a daily basis, sees it. He cares too much about his troops. They mean more to him than one more star on his uniform.
And you know, Rush is right on this. A Corporate General only cares about the liberal points and the political correctness of things rather that what is right and good. A Warrior General doesn’t care about his stars. He doesn’t care about political correctness or anything else, except doing the right things and taking care of his troops.
We have had a lot of Warrior Generals over the years and never have they been liked by the media and the liberal left. But the ones that are wimps and suckers for the enemy, why they get praise and adulation from them. And they say they love America? How can they when they praise the Generals that can never keep America safe? Obama sits in the middle of that crowd. And we are in trouble till we can neutralize him with an election making him ineffective.
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