First, I’m not convinced that Obama will sack Gen. Stan McChrystal after his unvarnished opinions of his Marxist CnC and others in his chain of command came to light in Rolling Stone Magazine or all venues.
From a common sense standpoint as was as General Kickass’, firing McChrystal is unnecessarily problematic. First, a shakeup at the NATO commander on the Afghanistan theater now is hardly welcome for Obama who would rather be golfing, going to ball games, and looking for tar balls, and than being president, let alone CnC.
After all America, he has to “clear his mind” and what’s good for Him is of necessity, good for us all. Non?
Another reason for not firing Gen. Wisenheimer is that his “offenses” were more personal than professional. Anyone who understands fully the titanic struggle between Gen. Douglas MacArthur and President Truman realizes that the McChrystal flap “does not rise to the level of impeachment” as the dimocrats used to say about everything Bubba Clinton did in and out of the Oval Office… and with his hand on the Bible or, uh, elsewhere.
MacArthur wasn’t just “airing dirty laundry”… he was damned near conducting his own war in Korea and ignored POTUS in a manner unprecedented in U.S. history; even if Truman had wanted to stay his hand, he had no historical or Constitutional choice. Civilian control of the military was at stake.
This doesn't come within a BP oil spill of that Constitutional dilemma.
But from my POV, I hope McChrystal is sacked by the cocktail hour tomorrow. My opinion has nothing to do with the rarified atmosphere of “the war room”… it has to do with the troops on the ground… the real heroes in this drama who always get third and fourth billing.
The only person who seems to have adhered complete ROE was Lt. Michael Murphy, the Navy SEAL who did not kill the Afghan civilians who stumbled on this team’s location in Afghanistan and for that decision received the Medal of Honor and a first-class funeral… along with those of two of his Operation Red Wing teammates.
From the Rolling Stone article:
“(McChrystal) has ordered convoys to curtail their reckless driving, put restrictions on the use of air power and severely limited night raids. He regularly apologizes to Hamid Karzai when civilians are killed, and berates commanders responsible for civilian deaths. "For a while," says one U.S. official, "the most dangerous place to be in Afghanistan was in front of McChrystal after a 'civ cas' incident." The ISAF command has even discussed ways to make not killing into something you can win an award for: There's talk of creating a new medal for "courageous restraint," a buzzword that's unlikely to gain much traction in the gung-ho culture of the U.S. military.”
But however strategic they may be, McChrystal's new marching orders have caused an intense backlash among his own troops. Being told to hold their fire, soldiers complain, puts them in greater danger.
"Bottom line?" says a former Special Forces operator who has spent years in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I would love to kick McChrystal in the nuts. His rules of engagement put soldiers' lives in even greater danger. Every real soldier will tell you the same thing."
"Patrol only in areas that you are reasonably certain that you will not have to defend yourselves with lethal force," (command’s) laminated card reads. For a soldier who has traveled halfway around the world to fight, that's like telling a cop he should only patrol in areas where he knows he won't have to make arrests. "Does that make any f**king sense?" asks Pfc. Jared Pautsch. "We should just drop a f***ing bomb on this place. You sit and ask yourself: What are we doing here?"
So, I’m relying on odds here; I believe that Obama is no more versed in his role as CnC now than he was his first day as a community organizer for ACORN… so chances are, his replacement for McChrystal might be slightly better (for the troops).
As far as getting people dead for no reason, no one could be worse for our guys unless Obama appointed someone from Code Pink, or dug up John Murtha.
So, there’s the possibility that a combat leader will be selected who will flatly oppose the idiocy of The Fighting Peace Corpse and demand that we effing win the damned thing.
Besides, McChrystal is a life-long dimocrat and admits that he voted for Obama; he should be sacked just for that.
Once again my fellow patriots…. I cannot urge young Americans to enlist and die for this country, this Commander in Chief, this despicable Marxist government that it trying to destroy America.