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Out of Control Generals want more WAR!

Only a day before the release of Bob Woodword’s new book “Obama’s War” an expose of infighting within the Obama administration over Afghanistan, the progressive grassroots activist group ReThink Afghanistan came out with a video depicting just how much Generals under Gates despise and challenge their Commander-In-Chief.

The main message of this new video produced by Brave New Foundation is that even before General David Petraeus was to take command from General McChrystal who was forced into retirement for disrespect to his Commander-In-Chief, back in May 2010 Petraeus was quoted at a wine sipping as saying,

“[The administration] is ****ing with the wrong guy.”

We’ve decided to post links to the ReThink Afghanistan video, but I personally believe that either President Obama has to get HIS Pentagon and Field Commanders under control as the Commander-In-Chief, or the American voter is going to clearly see that what General McChrystal said about Obama fearing the Pentagon and being nervous around the brass just might be closer to the truth. He and the Democratic Party (with the exception of Blue Dog Democrats who are almost Republicans anyway) evidently FEAR the Pentagon and Generals running the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It may be way past time for progressive grass-roots groups to call for the termination of Secretary of Defense Gates, General Petraeus, and any other General or Admiral who cannot follow orders from civilians who control our Armed Forces.

ROBERT L. HANAFIN, Major, U.S. Air Force-Retired, GS-14, U.S. Civil Service-Retired, Veterans Issues Editor, Veterans Today News Network.

Bob Woodward’s new book, “Obama’s War,” has just been released, and  excerpts show just how hard some military leaders are fighting to stop a withdrawal from Afghanistan. Late last year, as President Obama struggled to pin the military down into an airtight exit strategy, General Petraeus said:

“[The administration] is ****ing with the wrong guy.”

It’s clear Petraeus and his subordinates want to ignore the July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing troops. A colonel briefing reporters at the Pentagon this week even told them that, “No one said that we were withdrawing in July 2011.”

Military officials need to understand that it’s not up to them when we leave Afghanistan. Ultimately, that’s up to us, the American people, and we’re sick and tired of this war that’s not making us safer and that’s not worth the cost. General Petraeus is the one messing with the wrong people–the 57 percent of Americans who oppose the war.

The military is undermining the Commander-in-Chief and working to extend the war

The publicity around Woodward’s book gives us a new opportunity to get people’s attention about how the military is undermining the Commander-in-Chief and working to extend the war. Our new video exposes their effort, but we need your help to get it in front of people.

Send our latest video to as many people as you can, and share it on your Facebook wall. With your help, we can keep the warmongers on the defensive and end this war.


Derrick Crowe, Robert Greenwald
and the Brave New Foundation team

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