"He knew what he was signing up for"

j.p.
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"He knew what he was signing up for"

Post by j.p. » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:52 am

Leave it to Trump to deny that he may have said something smart when speaking by phone to a grieving goldstar widow.

Putting aside his immaturity and his total lack of tact, this a key point that needs to be made to soldiers and families.

What we should all be pissed about is WTF the soldier was doing in Niger, NIGER ! really !

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Re: "He knew what he was signing up for"

Post by k.d. » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:46 am

I agree. Why did Obama send these poor bastards to Niger?
The White House today sent out a short notice about the decision of President Obama to station American troops in Niger. The military personnel had been sent to the West African country at the direct orders of the US President "in furtherance of US national security interests," according to his letter to the Senate.

According to the President, "approximately 40 additional US military personnel" had been sent to Niger on Wednesday this week. Thereby, the total amount of US troop deployed in Niger stood at "approximately 100," Mr Obama confirmed. The newly deployed troops had been armed sufficiently to "provide their own force protection and security."

President Obama emphasised that the deployment of US troops in Niger had happened "with the consent of the government of Niger."

The destination of Mr Obama's troops is an extremely poor country at the southern edge of the Sahara desert, which has seen increased security problems after radical Islamists established strongholds in neighbouring Mali, and after French-Malian troops have driven the Islamists out of part of Mali and partly into Niger. The government in Niamey has been more than welcoming foreign troops that may help protect the country against the Jihadists.
Shouldn't Obama be the one sending condolences and doing the explaining?
“Everything government touches turns to crap.”

― Ringo Starr

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Re: "He knew what he was signing up for"

Post by j.p. » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:54 am

k.d. wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:46 am
I agree. Why did Obama send these poor bastards to Niger?
The White House today sent out a short notice about the decision of President Obama to station American troops in Niger. The military personnel had been sent to the West African country at the direct orders of the US President "in furtherance of US national security interests," according to his letter to the Senate.

According to the President, "approximately 40 additional US military personnel" had been sent to Niger on Wednesday this week. Thereby, the total amount of US troop deployed in Niger stood at "approximately 100," Mr Obama confirmed. The newly deployed troops had been armed sufficiently to "provide their own force protection and security."

President Obama emphasised that the deployment of US troops in Niger had happened "with the consent of the government of Niger."

The destination of Mr Obama's troops is an extremely poor country at the southern edge of the Sahara desert, which has seen increased security problems after radical Islamists established strongholds in neighbouring Mali, and after French-Malian troops have driven the Islamists out of part of Mali and partly into Niger. The government in Niamey has been more than welcoming foreign troops that may help protect the country against the Jihadists.
Shouldn't Obama be the one sending condolences and doing the explaining?
Trump is the President

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Re: "He knew what he was signing up for"

Post by k.d. » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:18 am

Funny you should say that because when Obama was president, you blamed every stupid thing he did on Former President Bush. Yessiree, we had 8 years of 'it's all Bush's fault'. You people never take responsibility.
“Everything government touches turns to crap.”

― Ringo Starr

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Re: "He knew what he was signing up for"

Post by j.p. » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:25 am

k.d. wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:18 am
Funny you should say that because when Obama was president, you blamed every stupid thing he did on Former President Bush. Yessiree, we had 8 years of 'it's all Bush's fault'. You people never take responsibility.
Not once have I ever absolved Obama of his military adventurism. You know that.

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Re: "He knew what he was signing up for"

Post by k.d. » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:52 am

Not once did I ever see a post/thread started by you condemning the spear-chucker.
Besides, Bush was partially (mostly) responsible for the economic downturn when Obama was president, and you gladly laid blame on Bush, even tho, the mulatto was prez. You people are pathological hypocrites.
“Everything government touches turns to crap.”

― Ringo Starr

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Re: "He knew what he was signing up for"

Post by j.p. » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:35 pm

k.d. wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:52 am
Not once did I ever see a post/thread started by you condemning the spear-chucker.
Besides, Bush was partially (mostly) responsible for the economic downturn when Obama was president, and you gladly laid blame on Bush, even tho, the mulatto was prez. You people are pathological hypocrites.
Wrong again. Presidents have very little control over recessions. I think you mistook my defense of Obama as laying blame on Bush. BTW the downturn began before Obama took office, and the underlying causes were a decade in the making.

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Re: "He knew what he was signing up for"

Post by k.d. » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:07 pm

What we should all be pissed about is WTF the soldier was doing in Niger, NIGER ! really !
Again, Obama sent him there. Are you pissed at Obama?
“Everything government touches turns to crap.”

― Ringo Starr

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Re: "He knew what he was signing up for"

Post by j.p. » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:35 pm

k.d. wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:07 pm
What we should all be pissed about is WTF the soldier was doing in Niger, NIGER ! really !
Again, Obama sent him there. Are you pissed at Obama?
Hell yes !

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Re: "He knew what he was signing up for"

Post by b.w. richardson » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:14 am

My understanding is he said, "He knew what he was signing up for, but it still hurts when this happens."

If anyone else said it, the grieving widow would say, "Thank you, that's very thoughtful."

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