Skip to comments.The General and the Community Organizer
Posted on 06/30/2010 10:13:54 AM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
General McChrystal and his top officers are not simple-minded, knuckle-dragging brutes. To the contrary, they are intelligent, thoughtful, highly educated, patriots graduates of West Point and other fine universities who are dedicated to duty, honor, and country. To think that such men would be so careless as to speak unflatteringly of Obama, Biden, and other top administration figures, in the presence of a reporter for a notoriously left wing publication, defies logic at the very least. To think that men who are trained to be careful and deliberate in everything they do, could do something so careless and so unguarded is simply beyond comprehension.
I would argue that McChrystal and his aides knew exactly what they were doing. ...
But what is now lost in all of the hand-wringing and speculation is the fact that McChrystal and his people have succeeded in doing exactly what they set out to do. They wanted to plant the seed in the minds of the American people that Obama is not up to the task of being Commander in Chief and that he does not command the respect of the men and women of the uniformed services from the newest Private E-1 up to the top four-star generals and admirals.
That seed is now firmly planted and it cannot be unplanted.
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McChrystal correctly identified the enemy in the White House and took the most appropriate action he could.
This whole episode has been a large dose of encouragement for many, many military people.
Spot on analysis IMHO.
PSYOP and mis-direction are key........
Some say he's a soldier's soldier while between the lines I read he's a liberal's liberal obama voter. I suppose he could be both, but one more or less negates the other and what are we left with?
At least the insane ROE are going away along with General McChrystal.
I agree with the author. McChrystal and his staffers are professionals. They just don't do that kind of thing. It's kid's stuff. Not the way a General Officer of The United States would ordinarily roll. This whole story defies logic, just like this photo. Khrushchev liked to be photographed lecturing people who were miles ahead of him in all regards. Even though he was the dictator of the Soviet Union, it made him look important and cut his victims down a notch, gratuitously. This one reminds me of that, and makes my stomach turn for just that reason.
What is the value of a longer meeting if it just means a longer monologue from Obama?
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