Feinstein - Go with General McChrystal's Recommendation
Senator Dian Feinstein told George Stephanopoulos of AB this morning that Obama should approve General McChrystal's recommendation for an additional 40,000 troops.
In the interview she stated that she can't understand how the President could hand pick the General and then go against his recommendations.
Wesley Clark on FOX News Sunday yesterday said that although the General is the man on the ground and should be listened to, that he thought the President was right to do a careful analysis.
Senator McCain is among those that think that General McChrystal should be listened to.
Senator Feinstein's motivation for her comments are questionable. Her husband, Richard Blum, is heavily into lucrative contracts with the Pentagon.
There was a contract announced last week between the US Army and URS Corp., the San Francisco planning and engineering company that specializes in defense work — and that happens to be partly owned by Blum’s investment firm. The contract — which could grow to $600 million — is to help with troop mobilization, weapons systems training and anti-terrorism methods. That’s on top of a $3.1 billion Army contract that URS snared back in February for weapons systems and homeland defense.
This is another example of Lawmakers being out of touch with the general public. Greed still dictates which policies to support. Washington is back to business as usual. When will they wake up?
Senator Dianne Feinstein told me this morning that President Obama must approve General McChrystal’s recommendations for an additional 40,000 troops on the ground in Afghanistan.
“I don’t know how you put somebody in, who is as 'cracker jack' as General McChrystal who gives the president very solid recommendations and not take those recommendations if you are not going to pull out,” Feinstein told me on ’This Week.’ “If you do not want to take the recommendations then you put your people in such jeopardy.”
Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss agreed with Feinstein and said, “I don’t think there’s any question on whether he’s going to have to. I think it’s the right thing to do.”