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Old 04-18-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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It's 'bad form, bad tactics, bad strategy until this war is over'

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A former Army colonel says President Obama gave all the terrorists planning to do "bad things" to the United States a huge assurance today when he released memos from the Bush presidency regarding interrogation techniques for such suspects.

The actions were "bad form, bad tactics, bad strategy until this war is over," according to retired U.S. Army Col. Bob Maginnis.
I would be amused if it wasn't true. Sounds like a logical conclusion to me. There's also an audio of the interview. Why don't you just listen to it, hm?

Colonel slams Obama's release of Bush memos
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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Well that settles it, a "former" Colonel says is so it's got to be so.
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: FL/TX Coasts
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are they going to release the intel about those WMDs...oops! it's top secret.
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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Well that settles it, a "former" Colonel says is so it's got to be so.
a "former" Colonel knows far more about war, and life, than that pimple faced lieing car salesman who is doing his very best to destroy our country....
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: North Side of Indy, IN
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I would be amused if it wasn't true. Sounds like a logical conclusion to me. There's also an audio of the interview. Why don't you just listen to it, hm?

Colonel slams Obama's release of Bush memos
But it's not "bad form, bad tactics, bad strategy" to publicly "slam" his President's actions pertaining to the Bush memos?
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: North Side of Indy, IN
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a "former" Colonel knows far more about war, and life, than that pimple faced lieing car salesman who is doing his very best to destroy our country....
While the former Colonel may know more than Obama about physically fighting in a war, he does not necessarily know more about critical thinking, tactics and/or strategy of war itself...especially when Obama has a multitude of experts at his disposal, lending him their input so that he's able to make informed decisions.

And to suggest that a former Colonel knows more about "life" than a self-made Harward lawyer/Senator/President is amusing at best. No one knows any more about "life" than anyone else. If someone is living, s/he knows just as much about "life" as any other living soul. The Colonel may know more about his own life than Obama knows about the Colonel's life, but it is impossible to quantify any person's individual "knowledge of life" in general. Knowledge of life and age/life experience are not necessarily proportionate.
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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The "war" was not supposed to ever have an ending, so whatever they did was to intended to remain secret. If Americans are going to be asked to give up their life for their country, they have a right to all the information regarding our country's conduct during the "war". In free societies like ours claims to be, secrets only serve the interests of criminals.

I know there is a science to war, but what a waste of human resources when peace costs absolutely nothing.
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Protesting the release of SUPPOSEDLY TOP SECRET information is probably caused by a strong desire to cover his ass. Sounds like a Colonel in distress. l wonder what he did?
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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a "former" Colonel knows far more about war
It turns out that a lot of (then) current, active duty, Colonels and Generals, as well as the Sec/Def and his staff DID NOT KNOW JACK about fighting an insurgency in Iraq. Sometimes what looks like "common sense" is exactly THE WRONG THING TO DO in this type of situation.

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Old 04-18-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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I would be amused if it wasn't true. Sounds like a logical conclusion to me. There's also an audio of the interview. Why don't you just listen to it, hm?

Colonel slams Obama's release of Bush memos
Obama did the admirable thing. Now it is out for all to see what The Bush Crime Family did in the name of this country. The bad thing is not prosecuting, so I suppose it will be be up to Spain or some other foreign country. We should be doing it, but Obama was most likely under pressure or threats not to. At least he released what the truth was behind the illegal torture. There were many U.S. Generals that spoke out against Bush's illegal war and left the military because of it. I wonder which of Cheney's or Rumsfeld's pockets this particular Colonel resides in.
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