Wednesday, June 23, 2010

She's Baaaaaaack!

I finally got my new keyboard. Doesn't it look better? The new one is black, which clashes with the rest of my computer parts, but nothing else in the house matches, so why should I worry about the computer?

Anyhoo, aren't you glad President Obama "accepted General McChrystal's resignation?" I am. The General was way out of line this time, and made it personal. The very idea! I don't think Obama had any choice. If this was the first time, maybe, but McChrystal had his own little path worn in the carpet. He had been called on it several times before.

McChrystal obviously had zero respect for the administration. And, there's no telling what he had been saying in private. The troops had to know about his attitude.

What an idiot, shooting his mouth off to a reporter. Wonder where he'll be stationed next. Bet he won't like it much.

Stay tuned.


Margie's Musings said...

I agree. He was way too arrogant! The president did the only thing he could do. Otherwise he would have been seen as a wimp.

Peggy said...

President Obama is also the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and that General's superior. Insubordination in the ranks has to be stomped out. The General knows this and should have kept his fool mouth shut!

savannah said...

Every military man or woman I have asked about what had happened has said basically the same thing: the general was out of order BECAUSE he serves at the pleasure of the Commander in Chief. McCrystal should be thankful he was given the opportunity to resign and be reassigned. I think the President spoke well at the press conference. He was certainly more gracious than the General had been in print. xoxox

(Glad y'all are back, sugar!)

savannah said...

Amen, sister! xoxo

Linda said...

I agree. Everyone in the military knows you cannot critize the Commander in Chief.

My biggest disappointment in Obama was his appointment of McCrystal in the first place. I've never liked or trusted that man. Maybe now we can get on with the business at hand.

Betty said...

Margie: He was patient much longer than I would have been.

Peggy: You're right. Imagine what an example he set for his troops.

Savannah: True. Apparently he COULD have been Court Martialled. It's good to be back.

Linda: My son-in-law is in the Air Force, and you couldn't get any information or opinions out of him if you gave him truth serum.

Arkansas Patti said...

Had a colonel said such things about McCrystal, I wonder where he would have ended up? McCrystal knew the rules and is lucky he made it this far.
Enjoy your new keyboard. Remember, black won't show finger smudges but boy does it show dust.

Kay Dennison said...

Amen on McChrystal!

And yeah, black is dusty!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Welcome back Betty and your new keyboard....may you both have many happy typing days ahead of you.

I think President Obama was very patient with McCrystal...way too patient. It was time. Case closed.

Nancy said...

If I were President Obama I would assign Sergeant McChrystal to work in the PX at Camp Wasilla, Alaska.

"You want fries with that?"

Darlene said...

I'm with Nancy. McCrystal will probably end up in the Pentagon with a cushy job. Those officers know how to take care of each other.

I need a new keyboard, too. The letters are fading on mine and I have to brush up on touch typing. Hunt and peck just won't work if you can't see the letters on the keys.

Tincanman said...

Welcome back, Betty. New keyboard looks great. As for McCrystal, goodbye and good riddance, too bad he didn't get a Star or two chopped off his rank before he was fired. With his loyalty oath he signed to G.W. Bush in hand, he's now most qualified for his next job: usher and tour guide at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Someone will need to show the Teabaggers around the Bush/Cheney war crimes comic book and torture photos collection.