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Can’t make this up

25 Dec

The commander of NATO forces, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, who commands troops in the volatile east near the Pakistani border, in eastern Afghanistan spent Christmas Eve visiting U.S. troops Tuesday at bases across the mountainous region to bring them holiday greetings and gifts (special Army coins to troops who’d completed three or more deployments) for a few unlucky soldiers.  Whoopie!

He told troops that they were “bringing a gift to the Afghan people – you’ve given them an opportunity. Now it’s up to them to take it.” 

“The soldiers chose to be here.  Their families didn’t, and  they’ll be waking up Christmas morning without their husbands, fathers, mothers or wives,” ~ a real U.S. General

Then he added:

“We can’t forget that the enemy’s not celebrating Christmas.”

No shit, Sherlock!  Uh, the last I heard, they’re ah, Mooslims?

Before leaving (and just to make sure), this National Security Fellow at Harvard University. removed all doubt about his ignorance by thanking them and adding, 

“a lot of Americans will wake up tomorrow and have a peaceful day, and that’s thanks to you.”

Damn!  I didn’t know we were about to be attacked by Afghanistan too!

I wonder just what names and jokes the troops had to say about this moron after he left to return to his home in Kentucky?  This guy is highly qualified for a top job at the Pentagon!  Maybe in a couple of years, the Democrats can run him for a public office somewhere.  Senator McConville.  Maybe from Utah!

Remind me now.  Just how many lives and wounded Americans has this war cost us?

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11 Comments

Posted by on December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

11 responses to “Can’t make this up

  1. brocktownsend

    December 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

    “We can’t forget that the enemy’s not celebrating Christmas.”

    No shit, Sherlock! Uh, the last I heard, they’re ah, Mooslims?

    Precisely.

     
    • Soffitrat

      December 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      I swear, I don’t know where we get ’em. Or how they get as elevated as they do. It’s good to see that some things never change. The peter principle. Yeah, I thought that was pretty astute, too. Especially when one considers that you can’t hardly mention Jesus on base, while in uniform. Not in an official capacity, anyway. How did he get away with this travesty? It’s… just scandalous! 😉

       
  2. Dannyboy53

    December 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Most of these people are window dressing, an aristocracy of sorts. I would like to think there may be a few that are dedicated patriotic warriors, probably not more than a bus load or two out of the hundreds, ensconced in the Pentagon!

    The late Colonel David Hackworth, USA (ret) referred to the high brass in Washington (Pentagon) as “Perfumed Princes”, an appropriate term in my opinion! Nowhere near the same class of honorable people as the Officers and Enlisted personnel “in the trenches”.

     
    • Soffitrat

      December 25, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      ‘Perfumed Princesses’ is more like it!

       
    • brocktownsend

      December 25, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      David Hackworth

      A good man. His About Face was excellent. I was surprised when he died. Too bad.

       
      • Soffitrat

        December 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

        We were all surprised, and YES, he was a good man.

        I didn’t welcome you aboard. So… Welcome! Glad to have ya pop in on us.

         
        • brocktownsend

          December 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm

          Thank you and certainly, Sir.

           
  3. Dannyboy53

    December 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Yep. Somewhere around here I have a copy of ‘Hazardous Duty’.

    And a Welcome from me also brocktownsend!

     
    • brocktownsend

      December 25, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you and I finished Steel My Soldiers’ Hearts a few months ago also.

       
      • The Soffitrat

        December 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

        I don’t either, but I’ll try. Then, I’ll pick one up anyway. Thanks! I’m just about finished with the Bracken trilogy and will be looking for something to read next. I appreciate it. Looks good. I’ll give you a report. 🙂

         

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