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Shinseki at The VA -
Wrong Man, Wrong Reason

PowerLine, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 5/22/2014 9:32:20 PM

Gen. Eric Shinseki, whose reign as Secretary of Veterans Affairs has been such a disaster, became a hero to the left for having advocated that more troops be sent into Iraq at the time of the invasion. There’s irony — or rather cynicism — here. Leftists didn’t really want more troops pouring into Iraq, they just wanted a hammer to beat President Bush with. Shinseki became that hammer. The left worked the hammer for all it was worth and more. Dick Durbin alleged that Shinseki was sacked for his dissent over troop levels. In reality, Shinseki was scheduled to retire before

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Finally, someone other than Rush Limbaugh shows the incompetency of Shinseki and that he is a political hack for Obama.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bullhead, 5/22/2014 9:58:48 PM     (No. 9858690)

Concur with OP.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GO3, 5/22/2014 10:02:48 PM     (No. 9858693)

Excellent article. Shinseki´s push for more troops was a cover for his repeated lies to congress about the state of the Army prior to the war. IOW, he turned the other way when a few courageous division commanders actually stated the truth about the personnel readiness of their units. Even if Franks put more troops into the plan, Shinseki and the Army couldn´t have supported it.

It´s also true he wasn´t fired, but he should have been.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 5/22/2014 10:10:33 PM     (No. 9858701)

There has been a tremendous amount of press coverage about what a wonderful leader this guy is. Let´s be clear - - this guy should never have made it past lieutenant, let alone general.

He is a disgrace. To have so little interest in ensuring that quality services were delivered is the height of incompetence. The VA has always been horrid, but that is no excuse to continue. He should be in jail.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/22/2014 11:07:43 PM     (No. 9858732)

He is as weak as he looks.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/23/2014 12:00:20 AM     (No. 9858760)

...and sounds. I kept thinking as Shjnseki talks, THAT is a General? Really?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 5/23/2014 7:10:40 AM     (No. 9858906)

What OP said, and others.

As stated in an earlier post regarding this subject, this guy cannot pass the "fox hole test."

As #5 points out.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: congar, 5/23/2014 8:28:22 AM     (No. 9858971)

As with all disgraced Democrats Shinseki will retire with a highly beneficial pension on our dime.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Freeloader, 5/23/2014 9:22:47 AM     (No. 9859061)

For me, a big part of the story here is who Obama replaced as Secretary of Veterans Affairs---Lieutenant General James B. Peake, USA (Retired), appointed by President George W. Bush in 2007:

-Graduate of The United States Military Academy, Class of 1966. Commissioned in the Infantry.

-Airborne/Ranger qualified---Infantry service with the famed 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. Awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star with "V" device for valor and the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster.

-Graduate of The Cornell University School of Medicine, Class of 1972. Transferred to U.S. Army Medical Branch.

-A renowned cardiac surgeon who has served as head of numerous Army medical commands all across the globe, to include the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, known as "the largest medical training facility in the world with more than 30,000 students annually."

-Served as United States Army Surgeon General from 2000 to 2004, commanding "50,000 medical personnel and 187 army medical facilities worldwide."

-Is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology.








































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Reply 9 - Posted by: shamus, 5/23/2014 10:34:17 AM     (No. 9859146)

Impeach Shinseki.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Arby, 5/23/2014 10:40:51 AM     (No. 9859156)

Four stars on the shoulder no longer mean what they once meant. Imagine the VA with Patton at the helm.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Jebediah, 5/23/2014 11:03:45 AM     (No. 9859200)

I can remember Gen. Shinseki´s name being fielded in the Gore (?) election bid as the expert on...........

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Reply 12 - Posted by: The Advocate, 5/23/2014 1:04:41 PM     (No. 9859388)

Didn´t Shinseki also order berets made in China?
Remember Tailhook?
My mother was one of first women Navy Lieutenants .
She said, why would any woman Officer even go to that event?
Clinton started getting rid of warriors and Obama is continuing the wussiffication of the military.
Obama is using VA as test case for how people respond to Death Panels.
His cropping of Vets is precursor to getting rid of older white voters by a Death Panels.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: keekng, 5/23/2014 3:13:14 PM     (No. 9859573)

It is all about diversity!

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