Wednesday, June 23, 2010

If Obama fires Chrystal, it won’t be for anything the General did wrong

Barry Hussein Soetoro and Gen Stanley McChrystal

Even though he had voted for Obama, McChrystal and his new commander in chief failed from the outset to connect.—Michael Hastings
I read the Michael Hastings RollingStone article, “The Runaway General.” Frankly, I don’t see what all the brouhaha is all about.  And I seriously doubt that General Stanley McChrystal will be bending over to provide the president with an ass to kick.

There was that banter between the General and his aides about Vice president Biden, but it was really of no consequence. Then there is the reporting of General McChrystal’s impressions of president Barry Hussein Soetoro when he first meets him.

According to sources familiar with the meeting, McChrystal thought Obama looked "uncomfortable and intimidated" by the roomful of military brass. Their first one-on-one meeting took place in the Oval Office four months later, after McChrystal got the Afghanistan job, and it didn't go much better…Here's the guy [Soetoro] who's going to run his fucking war, but he didn't seem very engaged. The Boss was pretty disappointed."—Michael Hastings

Hastings article does not uncover an officer’s in subornation. On the contrary, the article is a candid and revealing look at the career of General Stanley McChrystal who is attempting to simultaneously wage a politically correct war both in Washington politics and in Afghanistan.

There is virtually no direct quotes from the General only the reporters quoting aides of the General. This is not enough to end this man’s career. There is no in subornation, there is no undermining of president Soetoro and there is no violating of the military code on McChrystal’s part.

This is a good and well-written article that truthfully shows warts and all, of the career of McChrystal. It also shows the misgivings that many soldiers have with rules of engagement and methods of war that McChrystal has implemented in Afghanistan.

Reports that McChrystal has criticized the president and his administration are greatly exaggerated.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:05 AM

    "in subornation" = insubordination?