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There is a civilian ‘surge’ going into Afghanistan also…..

Yes, there is, and the United States State Department want s people to know….That unlike in Iraq…they will be in on this one.…The numbers are not comparable to the U.S. military, but they are there, nevertheless…and I for one, am very happy….

When people started backing away from nation building and support of infrastructure I thought, this thing is not gonna work…..Even Gen. McCrystal has asked for that in his war plans….(I remember all the griping during the Iraq second phase about how the Army had to waste staff on things that the State Department was supposed to be doing? ) …..

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton certainly wants a piece of the action, and Secretary of Defense Gates, is glad, I’m sure to have the extra help….

This is good news indeed…..

December 9, 2009 Posted by | Government, Military, Politics | , , , , | 2 Comments

There is a civilian 'surge' going into Afghanistan also…..

Yes, there is, and the United States State Department want s people to know….That unlike in Iraq…they will be in on this one.…The numbers are not comparable to the U.S. military, but they are there, nevertheless…and I for one, am very happy….

When people started backing away from nation building and support of infrastructure I thought, this thing is not gonna work…..Even Gen. McCrystal has asked for that in his war plans….(I remember all the griping during the Iraq second phase about how the Army had to waste staff on things that the State Department was supposed to be doing? ) …..

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton certainly wants a piece of the action, and Secretary of Defense Gates, is glad, I’m sure to have the extra help….

This is good news indeed…..

December 9, 2009 Posted by | Government, Military, Politics | , , , , | 2 Comments

President Obama will give his answers on the Afghan troop moves by the end of next week….

According to the Cable /Foreign-Policy site notifications are being made to the other foreign stakholderrs in the action, and NATO…in addition, National Security Advisor Jim Jones, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have begun to advise their people of how things will go…..There is no mention of the State Department in the piece…but I’m sure that Secretary of State Clinton is doing her bit in the process….

It appears that all the players will be in Washington by the end of the week if  President Obama (the nation’s Commander-in Chief ) wants to do the rollout then……

Note:…..I’m waiting for the leaks…….

Update:…..I’m off by a week…the president, it is now reported, will atend a service at Fort Hood on Wednesday, then fly to Toyko for a week long Asian trip…..The target date for the annoucemenet is around, Monday November 16th, when he returns to DC…..stay tuned……

November 7, 2009 Posted by | Government, Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Winner's and loser's for this week of the UN and G-20…….

Well, I have to admit the idea came from The Cable/Foreign-Policy……..

Winners……Barack Obama….BiBI Netanyahu…….Hu Jintao…….G-20……Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice……

The first two guys for their speeches and Obama get props for the Nuclear resolution, The Chinese are in the ascension…no guns …..Just plain economic growth,The G-20 gives play to the fact the old economic powers have had a rough time for the past year and the second tier players are a bit stronger on this go-round. Hillary and Susan Rice , out of the spot light, have been doing their thing to function as the State Department is supposed to……good deal

Losers…..Barack Obama….Muammar Qaddafi….Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…..Gordon Brown….G-8 and Greg Craig……

The President has just gotten a lesson in global power…most of these guys have their own problems and due to the economic weakness here can smile and look down their noises at the new president……Qaddafi…was doing all right until the Pan Am 103 /Oil deal, the tent caper and a 90 minute rambling speech…..Ahmadinejad…..thought he had a handle on things and found out a leak and acknowledgement of a  not so secret nuclear materials site could mess up his day….these guys can’t be handled by his revolutionary guards…..Gordon Brown……well this piece reports that Obama’s handlers have been reticent to give him face time with the President although Obama needed him and Shacozy to beat up the Iranians……The G-8 is now the G-20 , enough said…..Craig Greg takes a beating for Gitmo…something the President misjudged……

To the winners listt I’m going to add ‘The Clintons‘……not to out do Hillary, but her husband had his Own Global Initiative…and everyone stopped by to chat…the guy is back……….

Interesting if you are keeping score …………

Oh, Yea…I’m adding the cops in Pittsburgh, who had one bad day, and then seemed to have skated….They did their homework…….

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Winner’s and loser’s for this week of the UN and G-20…….

Well, I have to admit the idea came from The Cable/Foreign-Policy……..

Winners……Barack Obama….BiBI Netanyahu…….Hu Jintao…….G-20……Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice……

The first two guys for their speeches and Obama get props for the Nuclear resolution, The Chinese are in the ascension…no guns …..Just plain economic growth,The G-20 gives play to the fact the old economic powers have had a rough time for the past year and the second tier players are a bit stronger on this go-round. Hillary and Susan Rice , out of the spot light, have been doing their thing to function as the State Department is supposed to……good deal

Losers…..Barack Obama….Muammar Qaddafi….Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…..Gordon Brown….G-8 and Greg Craig……

The President has just gotten a lesson in global power…most of these guys have their own problems and due to the economic weakness here can smile and look down their noises at the new president……Qaddafi…was doing all right until the Pan Am 103 /Oil deal, the tent caper and a 90 minute rambling speech…..Ahmadinejad…..thought he had a handle on things and found out a leak and acknowledgement of a  not so secret nuclear materials site could mess up his day….these guys can’t be handled by his revolutionary guards…..Gordon Brown……well this piece reports that Obama’s handlers have been reticent to give him face time with the President although Obama needed him and Shacozy to beat up the Iranians……The G-8 is now the G-20 , enough said…..Craig Greg takes a beating for Gitmo…something the President misjudged……

To the winners listt I’m going to add ‘The Clintons‘……not to out do Hillary, but her husband had his Own Global Initiative…and everyone stopped by to chat…the guy is back……….

Interesting if you are keeping score …………

Oh, Yea…I’m adding the cops in Pittsburgh, who had one bad day, and then seemed to have skated….They did their homework…….

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments