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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Saga of General Stanley McChrystal

By Douglas V. Gibbs

In an article in Rolling Stone magazine, General Stanley A. McChrystal and his aides spoke critically of nearly every member of the president’s national security team, saying President Obama appeared “uncomfortable and intimidated” during his first meeting with the general, and dismissing Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. as “Bite Me."

I don't know all of the details of what happened next, but I do know that McChrystal was criticized for his remarks, and then later resigned.

General McChrystal may be accurate in his description of Obama, and the leftist lunatics that currently run the American government. But. . .

McChrystal is a military man, and a chain of command exists. At the very top of that chain of command is the Commander in Chief. Obama may not act like a competent Commander in Chief, but the fact remains that Obama is that man at the top. As a military man, McChrystal is to respect his chain of command, including the President. He can have all of the opinions he wants about Obama, but as a military man his political opinion must be kept to himself. His role is not politics, it is military in nature.

Even though I may agree with McChrystal's feelings about the President, I believe the uproar was deserved, and the resignation was warranted.

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