Bush Lite, LBJ Heavy

what-obama-can-learn-from-lbjObama fired General Matis without bothering to tell him. It’s not merely lack of respect, it’s contemptuous – nothing new for Barry Hussein.

President Barack Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command, without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced.

“I am told that General Mattis was travelling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him — he hadn’t received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House,” Thomas E. Ricks reports.

In another post, Ricks says Mattis was fired because:

Pentagon insiders say that he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way — not because he went all “mad dog,” which is his public image, and the view at the White House, but rather because he pushed the civilians so hard on considering the second- and third-order consequences of military action against Iran. Some of those questions apparently were uncomfortable. Like, what do you do with Iran once the nuclear issue is resolved and it remains a foe? What do you do if Iran then develops conventional capabilities that could make it hazardous for U.S. Navy ships to operate in the Persian Gulf? He kept saying, “And then what?”

There is also a belief that Mattis and Obama differed on Iran. “A particular point of disagreement was what to do about mischief Iran is exporting to other countries. Mattis is indeed more hawkish on this than the White House was,” writes Ricks in yet another post.

“National Security Advisor Tom Donilon in particular was irked by Mattis’s insistence on being heard. I cringe when I hear about civilians shutting down strategic discussions. That is exactly what the Bush administration did in late 2002 when generals persisted in questioning whether it was wise to invade Iraq. That led to what some might call a fiasco.”

A fiaso when Bush wouldn’t listen to his generals, a bold demonstration of leadership and genius when done by the Messiah, which is why you hear no criticism from the regressives of our Commander in Chief. “Drone wars, warrantless wiretaps, Gitmo, warfare waged as civilians think best, these are all the hallmarks of Harvard-trained supermen,” explained Greenwich Democrat Francis Fudrucker. “It sends a tingle down my leg just to think that we have the ghost of Robert Mcnamara and the best and the brightest back running things from the White House – thank God, and thank our savior.”

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6 responses to “Bush Lite, LBJ Heavy

  1. Daffy Duck

    The general needs to tell Obama what I tell my enemies.

    PS: if you haven’t, read the superb LBJ book by Robert Caro, the years of Lyndon Johnson, the passage of power. It’s an extraordinary look into how the man knew how to cross the political aisle to get things done. A must read.

  2. Walt

    Dude –
    This is a disgrace, and shows the total lack of respect Barry has for our Military. He shows more respect for his Muslim brother, the Iranian nut job Amourasjabad. And he supports the new Egyptian President, who is also a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, and hates the shape shifting Jews.
    It makes absolutely no sense. Barrys Middle East policy has thrown the whole middle east into turmoil, and it is putting radical slums in charge. Could that be the plan?
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  3. Anonymous

    An administration that is nothing more than an echo chamber inhabited by Yes Men

  4. d beers

    Anybody care to guess how many military leaders have been releived of command in the past 12 years?

  5. Mark B.

    Is this the same Mattis who was addressing Iraqi tribal leaders when he said “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.” ? And the one who also said “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” ?
    That’s my kind of boy.

  6. d beers

    The dog has been vocal about the civilian colateral damage caused by the messiah drone campaign in Pakistan