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Old 11-04-2011, 09:39 PM
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Do you think the general should have been reassigned or do you feel he was speaking the truth and his comments were not over-the-top?

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A senior US commander has been dismissed after he made disparaging comments about Afghanistan's leaders.
BBC News - US General Peter Fuller fired as Afghan training chief

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Old 11-04-2011, 10:26 PM
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No I get that this General should have held his tongue but he was right IMHO. I don't blame them for taking him down but he has a point.
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Do you think the general should have been reassigned or do you feel he was speaking the truth and his comments were not over-the-top?
I think he's probably dead on.

I also think that his superiors have the right to discipline him, if he was talking out of school.


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Old 11-05-2011, 02:22 AM
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I do know this...

The punishment will stifle freedom of speech in the future...Now when a high-ranking military official is asked questions, he'll immediately think "I can't say what's on my mind for fear of retribution."...
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The BBC neglected to add this gem from Fuller...

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In fact, the Afghan government made requests for F-16 fighter jets and tanks, even without the budget to use or maintain them, said Fuller. “I actually had someone senior tell me, ‘All I want to do is put them [tanks] on a flat bed and drive them around in a parade,” he said…
U.S. general removed for calling erratic, delusional Afghan leaders erratic and delusional Hot Air
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I do know this...

The punishment will stifle freedom of speech in the future...Now when a high-ranking military official is asked questions, he'll immediately think "I can't say what's on my mind for fear of retribution."...
The military is not a democracy and freedom of speech don't enter in to it.
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