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… Does Shinseki Need to Go ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 3rd,2014

.. simply , yes ..

.. but , he is not the only one .

.. he was an Army General , as well as the former Chief of Staff . He was insubordinate to his civilian superiors , and he paid for it with his job …

.. also , he was , more than anything else , command responsibility . In the military services , or most anywhere , you can delegate authority . However , you cannot ever delegate responsibility .

.. Military officers understand better than most that they are responsible for those under their command . If those subordinates (enlisted or officers , it does not matter) screw up badly enough , then the officer himself or herself ” walks the plank . ” It does not matter if they were at fault , or not . They are held to a much higher standard . They are held to be command responsible …

.. however , it is not just Shinseki . Others will need to go , as well …

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… Obama does not Have the Guts , Er , Balls …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 18th,2013

.. Simply put , POTUS could close the Guantanamo Bay prison right now , if he really wanted to …

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

[-] it is a military prison . Guantanamo Bay is a Navy Base , folks . On Cuban soil , no less .

[-] Barack H. Obama is President of the United States , at least the current one .

[-] POTUS is the commander – in – chief of our army and navy , our armed forces .

.. If he really wanted to , he could issue the order , transfer the inmates out to another nation or base , and close Gitmo . Right Now . There are a few problems with that …

.. no other base is really equipped for the inmates ,

.. those bases are in allied nations ,

.. who would want those inmates . Their countries of origin sure as hell would not want them . Most of them are likely from the Arab world , from the Palestinian territories , Saudi Arabia , Kuwait , Yemen , etc .

.. Congress can restrict their transfer domestically . Not overseas . Also , not to another U.S. military base with a prison . If the commander – in – chief says they go , then they go . Congress makes the rules , and pays the bills , but the President commands .

.. Chiefly , POTUS does not have the guts . Which figures . Obama is a wus , a gutless wonder . If he had to stand election again , he would face a primary challenge . Most likely , from Miz Hillary , or some other DemoCrap willing to roll the dice , especially one with $$ .

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