Remember ladies I am putting this in politics, so if you dont care, dont answer. Is it interesting to you all, that one magazine can ruin a Generals careeer? I find it fascinating, I wish more of them would talk to the tabloids...sorry a general went down like this though.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Jun. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by princessbeth79 at 11:21 PM on Jun. 23, 2010
Answer by youlookin4me at 11:22 PM on Jun. 23, 2010
Answer by DusterMommy at 11:23 PM on Jun. 23, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:23 PM on Jun. 23, 2010
Answer by BlooBird at 11:23 PM on Jun. 23, 2010
Oh for crying out loud... does this mean I now officially agree with Obama on something?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:25 PM on Jun. 23, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:28 PM on Jun. 23, 2010
I don't know. I am still in shock that Obama actually made a decision and went with it. (just kidding - in part)
I have to say, I don't really have a problem with it because it's his decision ultimately. He will be the one that owns it, just as he is owning putting McChrystal in the position in the first place. I don't know what was said and in what context so I can't speak about impropriety, but I think for the safety of our troops we need to follow protocol and if McChrystal broke protocol that he should have expected the feedback and consequences of his words. JMO.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:29 PM on Jun. 23, 2010
Answer by princessbeth79 at 11:30 PM on Jun. 23, 2010
As a professional journalist, at what point do you step back and say, "hey, this guy might get fired if I write this in the article"
IMO, when you get to a certain point in your career, you really need to be more careful of what you say and who you say it around. We have freedom of speech, but that doesn't mean that you don't deal with the consequences of your words. Sure, the journalist could have checked back with him but that doesn't mean that he isn't responsible for the words he said. Not knowing what was said, I will have to guess that it was either very damning or it wasn't a big deal and it's just more of Obama's thin skin showing. For some reason I don't see it anywhere in between. And if it's not obvious by now, I have no idea what the RS article contains.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:35 PM on Jun. 23, 2010