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His decision, somebody told him to make this move, I don’t know and I don’t care. Putting General Petraeus as the head of the CIA is the right man for the right job, at the right time.

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama plans to name CIA Director Leon Panetta as the next secretary of defense and move Gen. David Petraeus, now running the war in Afghanistan, into the CIA chief’s job in a major shuffle of the nation’s national security leadership, administration and other sources said Wednesday.

Gates is bailing on the SS Obama, moving Panetta to Sec Of Def. is a nice easy move, no contentious hearings. The same with Petraeus confirmation, both will blow through the House and Senate. Panetta never should have been at CIA in the first place, he’s a politician, and that is not a politicians job.

Petraeus is a West Point Graduate top of the Class, he has a PHD in international relations, and what does he do the minute he goes active, he went right into Ranger School. Petraeus threw his entire career into Special Forces.

The General has served his nation as our wolf at the door. Extremely well versed and exposed politically, he has served in every theater in the world.  Has had numerous positions where he could easily have abandoned being a combat soldier, yet at every turn he dove deeper into Spec Ops.

The U.S. live intel network has never been reset since the fall of the Soviets, I think it’s about to, Give Em Hell Dave

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47 thoughts on “Obama get’s one right

  1. Obama release his birth certificate and the same day Troll gives birth to the first right wing post praising Obama on ATW.

    Clearly we are dealing in forged documents today!

  2. Pinky – My memory is that troll has never carried any water for the birthers depsite his lack of affection for Obama. I could be wrong but that is how I recall it.

  3. You’re wasting your time trying to correct the record, Mahons.

    Pinky never lets truth get in the way of a nasty rumor.

  4. Mahons

    That sentence gives me a mental image of a Pregnant lady’s waters breaking.. and Troll standing nearby as the midwife !!

  5. Troll has been brainwashed and is now just another Obamazombie.

    If you can’t have faith in Troll, who can you belive in?

  6. Troll may not be a birther, but others on this site have exhibited, shall we say, birther sympathies.

    It’s a laugh watching the shamless jerk Donald Trump blatantly playing to that gallery, aided and abetted by Youbetcha from Alaska.

  7. The past few weeks may have harmed Trump’s brand.

    A lot of rich people are liberal / centrist, and a lot of business people have no appetite for nonsense like this.

    If he wants a reputation as a crank among his potential customers and business partners, he may have created one for himself.

  8. As far as I can remember, Mahons, I am afraid you are incorrect. Troll posted once claiming that until that moment he had not given the birther story much attention, then posted a birther story and claimned ‘they may be right.’

    Troll, yes or no?

  9. So do you think General Petraeus may end up running for President one day?
    (assuming the USA remains one counntry under God..)
    After all, if he’s specialised in Special Ops,
    he’ll fit right in…..

  10. Pinky – I understand your fear that I might, even once, be incorrect. However, while my dear political adversary Troll has in his shy and muted way offered his humble opinion on many things which I find absurd, he has – if memory serves- taken a rather consistent negative position as to the birthers and truthers. He certainly has no record of sustained advocacy of the birther beliefs.

  11. Stop projecting, Pinky. You spread unfounded rumors with such gusto – unseemly and indecent and you also lie – as your comment at 21:18 shows.

  12. General Petraeus could be a VP candidate if this CIA assignment hasn’t taken him from the running.

    Trump is telling it as it is – Krauthammer might not like it but more power to him.

    Let’s see Obama’s school stuff now. Enough with the secrecy and the media protecting him from scrutiny.

  13. It was awesome watching Trump call Obama’s bluff – and having Obama finally cough up that which he should have coughed up years ago.

    And now – lets see Obama’s school transcripts and his thesis. Everyone else gets vetted (especially Palin) why is Obama special?

  14. I don’t follow the Trump is telling it as it is in light of today’s further relevation.

  15. What bluff? There was already documented proof of his birth in Hawaii. Now you want to see his transcripts and his thesis? Are you saying he didn’t attend school? What does that make you, a schooler?

  16. Patty

    Why not just “come out” as a birther and be done with it? You’ll feel much better if you drop the pretence.

  17. Again, since Trump was railing against a proven fact, and more proof of that fact has come out, I don’t see how he could be said to be telling it like it is.

  18. It was awesome watching Trump call Obama’s bluff …

    Patty, it was Trump’s bluff that was called by Obama. Also Trump said he would release his tax returns if Obama released his birth certificate, but I’m not holding my breath. I wouldn’t believe a word that comes out of Trump’s mouth.

  19. Can you show me where I can find a copy of Palin’s thesis?

    That could be something fun to read.

  20. Good point – poorly stated.

    I should have said that it was awesome watching Obama pushed into a corner, finally coughing up the documentation that he should have provided years ago.

  21. Like I said before the birth cert should never have been released to indulge idiots who not want to minutely examine his educational qualifications. Give and inch and they want a mile. Now that the whitehouse has entered the fray they’ve no choice but to cough up what these loonies want.

  22. Yes, poorly stated. Mea culpa.

    Trump forced Obama to show his records. Well done, Trump! Awesome!

  23. Haha! yes, now I’m a schooler. Run with it.

    Never to late to properly vet Obama. He needs to cough up his transcripts. Just like everyone else –

  24. The media has been in the tank for Obama since day 1 – and one of their favorite memes is that Obama is somehow smarter than the general population – and certainly smarter than the conservtive right. But is he? If he’s so smart, wouldn’t he have done well in school? If he did well in school, why not release his records?

    Here is one example of media propaganda propping up the idea that somehow The One is better than most of us (and therefore should be our President) From Hot Air.com”

    “Philip Tetlock, a professor of psychology with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, found that politicians on the center-left (where Obama dwells) tend to have the highest degree of integrative complexity, followed by politicians on the center-right. Politicians on the far left and far right are the most simple.

    Though Tetlock hasn’t applied his methodology to Obama, the 44th president would seem to be the very model of the complex thinker. Among the complex thinker’s advantages, says Tetlock, is the ability to see quickly the trade-offs among policy options, to update his beliefs after finding evidence that disproves his preconceptions, and to predict probable outcomes with accuracy. Among the disadvantages: The complex thinker can suffer from “analysis paralysis” and confusion; he can be perceived as unprincipled or disloyal to the values that elevated him to power; and he can be seen as too willing to make trade-offs.”

  25. he is incompetent, Mahons. that’s an issue. a huge issue.

    if i were a betting man, which I am not, I would wager that Obama did not make good grades in school – and that he studied very little traditional economic theory, math or general history — most of his course work was probably Marxist- based gobbldy-gook.

  26. Yes, he “forced” him to show more evidence of that which he had already proved. I can see how you’d get all excited about that. Why do you want to see Obama’s thesis? Are you in agreement with Trump who thinks that he only got into school through affirmative action? Or with the birthers who say that he never went to Columbia because he was on a secret CIA mission with Bin Laden in Pakistan?

  27. now that I take offense to, I think He is being put in the right job despite the idiots running things, and seeing it’s the first thing the obamanation has gotten correct, even if by default of political convieniance I’ll give him the credit

  28. Petraeus wasn’t running, but this would prevent it. If he is allowed to mold the agency back to what it’s supposed to be he’ll be there for the next president also

  29. And yet contrary to your speculative claims he seems to have bee elected President and at thi sjuncture is likely to be re-elected.

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