From The New York Times:
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, who had sponsored Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal as commander in Afghanistan, expressed profound disappointment in his judgment Thursday — tempered with thanks for his years in combat — after he was fired from the post. The dismissal followed publication of a profile of the four-star general in Rolling Stone that quoted him and his aides disparaging other officials.
“Honestly, when I first read it, I was nearly sick,” said Admiral Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Original movie poster
Filed under Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Defense Department, Democrats, humor, Iraq War, Joint Chiefs of Staff, movies, NATO, parody, Pentagon, politics, Robert Gates, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs
From The Trail at The Washington Post:
Republican presidential nominee John McCain suggested this week that he would continue President Bush’s policy of having cool relations with the government of Spain, despite having made starkly contrasting statements to the Spanish press earlier this year saying he looked forward to normalized relations with the NATO ally.
In comments that have caused a kerfuffle in Spain, McCain seemed to lump Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero in the same category as the anti-American leaders of Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba. McCain’s remarks came during in an English-language interview with Radio Caracol WSUA 1260AM in Miami, part of the Spanish-language radio group Union Radio, conducted Tuesday.
Original DVD cover.
Filed under 2008 election, Barack Obama, Chimpy, George W. Bush, humor, Joe Biden, movies, NATO, parody, politics, Republicans, Sarah Palin, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs
Russia’s invasion of Georgia spread into a multi-front war Monday as Moscow’s troops attacked in the west of the country and took the town of Gori in its center, effectively splitting the nation in two. The incursion of Russian troops beyond the secessionist province of South Ossetia represents a direct challenge by Russia to the U.S., the European Union and NATO, and threatens to draw a new line of confrontation between the former cold war adversaries. It is also a test case for the limits of post-Iraq U.S. Power.
But if the stakes are high, you wouldn’t know it from Washington’s early reaction. The administration of George W. Bush has been slow to respond, with the President making cautious statements of condemnation over the weekend at the Olympic games in Beijing, and Condoleezza Rice remaining on vacation and oddly absent from public view.
Original DVD cover
Filed under 2008 election, Barack Obama, Chimpy, Condoleezza Rice, George W. Bush, Georgia, humor, Iraq War, John McCain, movies, NATO, parody, politics, Republicans, Russia, snark, State Department, Vladimir Putin, Wordpress Political Blogs
After efforts to pressure the Government in Sudan over Darfur failed again in the U.N. Security Council, the United States, acting in concert with a newly formed League of Democracies, applied stiff diplomatic and economic pressure that caused the government of Sudan to agree to a multinational peacekeeping force, with NATO countries providing logistical and air support, to stop the genocide that had made a mockery of the world’s repeated declaration that we would “never again” tolerant such inhumanity. Encouraged by the success, the League is now occupied with using the economic power and prestige of its member states to end other gross abuses of human rights such as the despicable crime of human trafficking.–John McCain, May 15, 2008
(Green Lantern: Nicolas Sarkozy; Batman: Gordon Brown; Stuporman: Captain Underpants; Wonder Frau: Angela Merkel; Flash: Silvio Berlusconi)
Filed under 2008 election, Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, Comic books, Gordon Brown, humor, Iraq War, John McCain, Mitt Romney, NATO, Nicolas Sarkozy, Osama bin Laden, parody, politics, Republicans, snark, Sudan, United Nations, Wordpress Political Blogs
Well, if you ask Army General David Petraeus, the answer is Admiral William Fallon. However, when it comes to strategery, it seems that Fallon‘s advice will fall on deaf ears (Fallon, fall-on, get it? 😆 Oh, how i crack myself up!)
From Times Online:
On the eve of a crucial verdict on progress in Iraq being delivered to Congress, President Bush faced claims yesterday that deep divisions had opened up between his Middle East military commanders over whether his “surge” strategy was working.
Reports suggested that Admiral William Fallon, chief of US Central Command in the region, had pressed for a significant withdrawal of troops so that there would be sufficient forces for other pressing challenges.
Original DVD cover.
Filed under Afghanistan, Chimpy, Congress, General Petraeus, George W. Bush, GWOT, humor, Iraq War, Joint Chiefs of Staff, movies, NATO, Nouri al-Maliki, parody, politics, Ryan Crocker, snark, William Fallon