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Gen Patreaus…remember him?…..he’s geting an award….. why?

Gneeral David Petraeus, The US Army Central Command, Commander (Middle East),  is going to receive the American Enterprise Institute’s annual Irving Kristol Award……the award is given for….. “notable intellectual or practical contributions to improved public policy and social welfare” and named in honor of Irving Kristol“.

I really don’t understand why he’s getting it, except that there is a conservative  angle to it….that means political…right?…..he’s serving U.S. Army General …right?

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Media, Men, Military, Politics | , , , , | 3 Comments

Gen Patreaus…remember him?…..he's geting an award….. why?

Gneeral David Petraeus, The US Army Central Command, Commander (Middle East),  is going to receive the American Enterprise Institute’s annual Irving Kristol Award……the award is given for….. “notable intellectual or practical contributions to improved public policy and social welfare” and named in honor of Irving Kristol“.

I really don’t understand why he’s getting it, except that there is a conservative  angle to it….that means political…right?…..he’s serving U.S. Army General …right?

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Media, Men, Military, Politics | , , , , | 3 Comments

Afghanistan is not Iraq……General Patreaus’s strategy dropped……….

General Patreaus’s counterinsurgency strategy of sending the troops out to the boonies to meld with the population, and take the fight to the enemy was successful in Iraq, combined with the ‘surge’……but not so in Afghanistan ( several local bases have been overrun, with casualties ). And so, the White House, seeing headlines of these situations, and the causality reports (which are very sensitive to the US media) , has decided that instead of bolstering up that policy… they will begin to go to the century’s old ‘castle and protect the population one’…….

It has become evident that the President ( echo’s of Viet Nam?) really has no choice but to increase the troop level in the country. McChrystal has been successful in pushing the Pentagon, and the White House in that direction……but the Commander-in-Chief…ever the organizer and compromiser (and politician ) seems to be moving towards a middle ground between Vice President Biden’s call for a smaller footprint and an aggressive ‘hunter killer’ units in the bushes strategy, and McChrstal’s original do the ‘whole 9 yards’ scenario……..

Wel….after all……Patreaus was Bush’s favorite…wasn’t he?

October 28, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Afghanistan is not Iraq……General Patreaus's strategy dropped……….

General Patreaus’s counterinsurgency strategy of sending the troops out to the boonies to meld with the population, and take the fight to the enemy was successful in Iraq, combined with the ‘surge’……but not so in Afghanistan ( several local bases have been overrun, with casualties ). And so, the White House, seeing headlines of these situations, and the causality reports (which are very sensitive to the US media) , has decided that instead of bolstering up that policy… they will begin to go to the century’s old ‘castle and protect the population one’…….

It has become evident that the President ( echo’s of Viet Nam?) really has no choice but to increase the troop level in the country. McChrystal has been successful in pushing the Pentagon, and the White House in that direction……but the Commander-in-Chief…ever the organizer and compromiser (and politician ) seems to be moving towards a middle ground between Vice President Biden’s call for a smaller footprint and an aggressive ‘hunter killer’ units in the bushes strategy, and McChrstal’s original do the ‘whole 9 yards’ scenario……..

Wel….after all……Patreaus was Bush’s favorite…wasn’t he?

October 28, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The 2012 GOP race has already begun……..

Romney, Palin, Pawlenty , Huckabee, Gingrich and Jindal are crisscrossing the country and the planet doing favors and…In search of money, attention and support already………..

October 6, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sen. Edward ( Ted ) Kennedy……1932 – 2009……..

PoliticalDog101 joins the rest of America, and the world, in expressing its sorrow in seeing one of America best politicians passing……Ted Kennedy, the last of the brothers from Massachusetts, was an icon in American politics……..born into the most famous american political dynasty, and the last keeper of the flame….his last year was a rough one……..physically and politically……he leaves the nations first black (mixed actually)  president, a party that came back, a niece that tried to come back for him, and a family that loved him………he will be missed……….

August 26, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments