From Denny: It really makes you wonder just how smart our policies are in the Afghan War when guys like this are running it. By the time most military men make it to four star general status they know there are politics involved in their jobs.
Yet, this guy, McChrystal, was actually stupid enough to allow a journalist to follow him and his staff around for two months! Worse, this general had his own public relations team who called up this journalist and invited him to do the story.
First of all, what the hell is the American taxpayer doing paying for some spoiled a$$ general to own a public relations team? How much did that cost us? The Republicans are always disingenuously howling about trimming back the deficit yet fail to trim back their own spending ways as evidenced among our military.
McChrystal is lucky he didn't get court martialed under American law as the President had the right to pursue that avenue. The military code specifically prohibits this kind of behavior for an officer. The last thing this President should do is allow this guy to retire at four star general status. All that does is send the signal to the military dogs at the Pentagon that it's OK to continue thumbing their noses at civilian authority of this government.
That kind of attitude is only a step away from a military coup. That kind of attitude is what killed President Kennedy. Ever wondered why no succeeding President ever revealed the secret files locked up all these years? The reality is that it was a military coup by our own Pentagon who planned and executed it. If the public ever found out they would lose all confidence in their government - so it was never released.
Four star generals never seem to learn they are not the President. They were not elected. They are to serve the President and the American people. Check out what this generation's of cartoonists have to say on the matter of a current day military coup attempt to wrestle power away from the presidency and into military hands.
General McChrystal ousted for disrespecting President Obama in an idiot Rolling Stone magazine article:
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*** Photo of President Obama and General McChrystal last year on Air Force One when McChrystal mocked the President and Obama dressed him down. Obviously, he didn't learn anything and one year later found himself relieved of his prestigious command.
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