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Admiral Fallon Goes Down With His Ship

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March 20, 2008 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: LMT , GD

"Ever since the invasion of Iraq, my opinion of US flag officers in all services is one of disgust; these officers, in the main, put their careers above their integrity. One exception was Army General Shenseki who told Congress that the battle plan for Iraq was seriously flawed; afterwards, his career was quickly ended. Admiral Fallon's recent abrupt resignation was a loss to America, but it restored hope that US military leadership still has elements that prefer integrity to career promotion and survival." 

"This appalling failure of flag officer professionalism was compounded as many took lucrative work on retirement on the cable and network news shows as military experts. Their main task seemed to justify the military disasters. You do not see them on TV much anymore. The military experts who mainly survived this time are below flag rank and were less politicized.

These talking head generals and admirals were followed by another wave of more flag officers saying mea culpa for following stupid orders blindly. The publishing of two books on the Iraq war, COBRA TWO and FIASCO, no doubt prompted their epiphany. You can find some of them now bobbing their heads on stage with Hillary Clinton at campaign rallies. All blame Rumsfeld for their failures. While on active duty, they conducted themselves as Chihuahuas, but transformed themselves into Doberman Pinchers on retirement."

Retired Col Bartos writes once a week (Monday) and posts here:

http://www.mangoparchia.blogspot.com/

He is a candid, versed, worldy and a "straight shooter" on military affairs. He was a writer on Col David Hackworths blog, who was the most decorated US Army Veteran. 

7 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On March 21, 2008 at 12:22 AM, LordZ wrote:

The Us military did their jobs, they beat the livin hell outta the afghans and the IRaqis, if they had to they could topple the Iranian regime and lay waste to the entire middle east. However, instead of being able to declare its victory in the war, we have been put in a situation to play police and security officer in the middle east, while our enemies try to bankrupt our nation as we so foolishly took on the role of trying to make order out of the chaos that is the middle east, while the other arabian nations have prospered and thrived as the oil production of Iraq had decreased the stabilization and the lack of worrying about madmen such as Saddam invading their borders.

It seems we are damned if we do and damned if we don't

Were sort of playing cards and playing roulette in which we are forced to ante up, but are not allowed to take any winnings off the table.

ANyone else recognize a sucker bet ???

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#2) On March 21, 2008 at 1:13 AM, lquadland10 (< 20) wrote:

AMEN  THIS IS WHERE WE ARE    THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD SANCTION BY ALL GOVERNMENTS THAT INCLUDES ME and will I change? REAL CHANGE ?   /param>                                          AND ALL BUT ONE WAS KILLED                    THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD BANK?????? OR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERCIA!!!!!!!!    IN GOD( WHO HAS 76 NAMES ) WE TRUST. IS THIS THE END For US?  Will the World GOVERNMENTS  control or will  WE THE PEOPLE?  I will do as Mother Theresa,Gandi,Mendella did with peace and my vote.

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#3) On March 21, 2008 at 11:02 AM, abitare (80.88) wrote:

Lordz,

Good reply. Privatize the profits and make public the loses.

lq,

You are video embeding monster.....

Good times.... 

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#4) On March 21, 2008 at 6:52 PM, lquadland10 (< 20) wrote:

You are such a good teacher I owe it all to you. I never new JFK and MLK were talking about the world bank back then and look how they ended up. I worry for Ron. To many pictures and snapshots over time are starting to add up in my quest to follow the money. GREAT Times. I don't like typing.

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#5) On March 21, 2008 at 11:31 PM, EverydayInvestor (< 20) wrote:

Hey abitareacatania: so you're a fan of the good doctor, like me?

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#6) On March 22, 2008 at 12:45 AM, abitare (80.88) wrote:

EverydayInvestor,

I have posted on Dr Paul about 20+ times. Like all good Americans/investors, who are paying attention, I support Dr Paul. 

Yep, I sent just short of the maximum to Dr Paul. I was going to send more on the next quarter, but he is better off not winning. Things are going falling hard / fast, he does not need the pain the next President is walking into.

I still plan on writing him in.

 

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#7) On March 22, 2008 at 9:04 AM, abitare (80.88) wrote:

EverydayInvestor,

I have posted on Dr Paul about 20+ times. Like all good Americans/investors, who are paying attention, I support Dr Paul. 

Yep, I sent just short of the maximum to Dr Paul. I was going to send more on the next quarter, but he is better off not winning. Things are going falling hard / fast, he does not need the pain the next President is walking into.

I still plan on writing him in.

 

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