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Congressman: Generals may quit if Obama stays pat in Afghanistan – The Hill

October 1, 2009

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By Jordan Fabian – 10/01/09 09:34 AM ET

A conservative congressman said on Thursday that top generals may resign or retire early if President Barack Obama does not make a significant changes to the military’s Afghan strategy.

“Sure, I think that’s a legitimate concern,” Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told Washington Times Radio this morning. “If the president chooses [not to readjust the strategy] but stay there, I think you’ll see that kind of a thing happen, then I think you’ll see those kinds of resignations.”

Ryan expressed worry that the current strategy in Afghanistan is not working. Administration officials have said they are conducting a strategic review of the conflict there. He called for the White House to enact changes quickly.

via Congressman: Generals may quit if Obama stays pat in Afghanistan – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.

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4 Comments
  1. 080 permalink
    October 1, 2009 11:33 AM

    We have no good choices. If we leave it’s bad. If we continue as we do now it’s bad. If we go to the root of the matter by taking out Iran it’s also bad. Yet we have to make a choice here. I hope the President does the right thing.

  2. October 1, 2009 7:09 PM

    those generals won’t be going anywhere. the president met with the defense secretary today and told him to tell the generals that any who resign will be charged under the ucmj with dereliction of duty, a crime punishable with a prison sentence and a dishonorable discharge.

  3. Don Miguel permalink
    October 1, 2009 9:10 PM

    “the president met with the defense secretary today and told him to tell the generals that any who resign will be charged under the ucmj with dereliction of duty, a crime punishable with a prison sentence and a dishonorable discharge.”

    You must be joking. A senior officer can’t be charged for attempting to resign his commission. The worse that can happen is their commanding officer can deny the request. That would be a PR disaster for Obama if word got out that he was even thinking of doing it. He’s a military illiterate but he isn’t stupid.

  4. Bob permalink
    October 2, 2009 4:46 AM

    OBAMA LIED GI’S ARE DIEING

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