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Thinkprogress.org [syn: contradictory]

Today, the typing-fingers [syn: talking-heads] over at Thinkprogress.org had their usual William Kristol-directed bashing-piece, the topic being troop numbers in Iraq.

Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, opined that troop levels in Iraq would remain at 100,000+ when President George W. Bush leaves office. The TP crew was outraged, responding to a Washington Post article reporting a “bitter clash” between General David H. Petraeus, top U.S. military commander in Iraq, and Admiral William J. Fallon, head of the U.S. Central Command. Like Thinkprogess, Fallon supports a drastic troop cut in Iraq, while Petraeus has his own plans. It’s interesting for the folks at Thinkprogress to take such pride in Admiral Fallon’s judgment, given their previous claim of him being the “wrong man for the job” at CentCom. From the thread, here’s an advertisement of his judgment:

…….no background in land warfare to oversee these operations.

…….little background in the Middle East or land warfare.

Where’s the basis of his troop-cutting or troop-sustaining judgment? Given Thinkprogress.org’s original worry that Adm. Fallon may be “loyal” to the administration and advocate the “escalation” of forces in Iraq, they took to his lack experience directing ground forces. But now that his opinion has come out in their favor, they’ve allowed that to pass and have instead taken to neglecting Army Gen. Petraeus’s experience. Petraeus is an actual ground commander who has the affiliation and might to have continued the Army-Marine Corps tradition of leadership at CentCom. Since Petraeus has experience in Iraq and is currently assigned there, I wonder:  whose judgment on troop numbers should be of highest consideration?

If it doesn’t fit Thinkprogress.org’s billet of leadership, then it must not be leadership at all.

The crew of “hard-hitting research and analysis” may find it in their best interests to re-search their archives every once in a while.

19 responses

  1. Thinkprogress.org [syn: contradictory]

    Yep. The problem is that the TPers can’t think for themselves and they uncritically believe whatever TP tells them!

    Good thing their votes don’t count!

    September 9, 2007 at 2:54 pm

  2. Brassmask

    Great post, Dean!

    TP only attacks Kristol because he’s Jewish.

    September 9, 2007 at 2:56 pm

  3. Sonny Red

    New Bin Laden video released!

    September 9, 2007 at 3:04 pm

  4. Dean CT

    I’m thrilled to post here once again. I hope for TP to go public and offer shares, where I can buy 100% ownership for a grand total of $1.50. I only want to protect Ameirca.

    Brass and Mr. President, thanks for your readership.

    September 9, 2007 at 3:05 pm

  5. Sonny Red

    Dean, we’ already driven out most of the “sane” liberals from TP. Now, there are only the flamers left.

    September 9, 2007 at 3:07 pm

  6. Comment by Brassmask on September 9, 2007 2:56 pm
    Great post, Dean!

    TP only attacks Kristol because he’s Jewish.

    This is good point, Brass. The liberals at TP are very anti-Semitic (and, of course, that means that they hate Jews, but not Muslims, even though they will try to claim that “Arabs are a semitic people too!”).

    The transparent racism of the Left has led Trajan to characterize them thusly,

    The modern Left = The KKK with a twist of Stalinism

    This is a good description, although the KKK and Stalin would kick the modern Left’s ass!!!

    September 9, 2007 at 3:50 pm

  7. lefty

    [no impersonations here]

    September 9, 2007 at 4:09 pm

  8. lefty

    Oh, BTW, (R) Luntz says;The American people think … Washington is failing, and they want a change. Whichever side is more on the side of change, wins,” Luntz stated, suggesting that Craig’s departure would be perceived as a act of rehabilitation on the part of Republicans.

    Bwahm he says you, (R)’s need rehab. WHY? Because America sees you as the conpervative party!!!!

    HEH, my scheme is working, you little perverts!, I got the GOP on full scared mode, ZI have exposed their precious lack of morals and values, this little hate site here helps me immensely!

    BTW Saddam did read Stalin, but he also was the first Middle East country to move AWAY from Sharian Law, dolts. Oh and BTW Latin dolts, it was when the educated ARABS conquered Spain and North Africa that helped bring back the dead language of Latin. AND Francis Franko was a Fascist dictator of Spain up intil the 1970s!! Oh and he got planes and help from Adolph to do become the fascist dictator!!

    September 9, 2007 at 4:17 pm

  9. lefty

    This is good point, Brass. The liberals at TP are very anti-Semitic (and, of course, that means that they hate Jews, but not Muslims, even though they will try to claim that “Arabs are a semitic people too!”).

    Thats been proven thru blood types. And of course it happened, when one people conqured another, that happens. IDIOTS. READ!

    Your an idiot, George Soros is Jewish. And Hillary is a Sojourner, the Christian fellowship and has been for 15 years! The fact is you dolts here know nothing of the Torah, or the Talmud, of Gemtria. Rome, by Romulus, was populated by prisoners, who kidnapped and enslved women to make wives for his prisoner society,

    September 9, 2007 at 4:24 pm

  10. lefty

    753 BC — Traditional date of the founding of the city of Rome by Romulus [… way off topic, edited]

    September 9, 2007 at 4:25 pm

  11. BTW Saddam did read Stalin, but he also was the first Middle East country to move AWAY from Sharian Law, – lefty

    Like a true Stalinist.

    Oh… you did know that Stalin did away with the Church in the 30s and brought it back to manipulate the people during WWII… right?

    Yep. Just like Stalin, Saddam used his religion as a psychological tool to control the people!

    September 9, 2007 at 4:30 pm

  12. Dean CT

    Comment by lefty on September 9, 2007 4:24 pm

    Oh…did you hear? Everything is Israel’s fault (that’s what Iran says!).

    September 9, 2007 at 4:35 pm

  13. Dean CT

    Wouldn’t it be nice to get this posted at TPZoo? One explosive chemical reaction that would be, heh?

    September 9, 2007 at 4:40 pm

  14. TPZoo doesn’t allow dissenting opinions.

    September 9, 2007 at 4:43 pm

  15. Dean CT

    Comment by Mr. President on September 9, 2007 4:43 pm

    Tell me about it!

    September 9, 2007 at 4:47 pm

  16. Trajan

    lefty,
    You liar!
    Spain was a Latin speaking Kindom when the Muslims invaded in the 8th Century.
    It was ruled by a Gothic Dynasty that govern3ed Spain in the name of the Greek Speaking Eastern Roman Empire.
    The Muslims invaded and tried to impose Arabic on the Spanish.
    Again a racist Leftists that thinks Hispanics can’t develope there own civilization.
    A true member of the DemoKKK-Rat party!

    September 9, 2007 at 7:57 pm

  17. Trajan,

    heh. I knew you would see that.

    September 9, 2007 at 8:05 pm

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