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Was McChrystal wrong in being right?

General McChrystal is feeling the heat, from both the Right AND Left over his violation of the “Chain of Command”. It is hard to disagree that you should not criticize your boss, especially if he is the President, to the press–especially Rolling Stone magazine.

It is far harder to know if McChrystal was actually subconsciously wanting a way out of a war that cannot be won in it’s current form, and this may be it. We hear that there is a great possibility that Afghanistan has lapsed into a “politicians war” with a set date of withdrawal, and harsh rules of engagement which favors the Taliban over our own soldiers.

Perhaps McChrystal senses it all fading away. He may sense the uneese of his own fighting men, as they must “fight without fighting” to win the hearts and minds of people shooting at them and setting bombs to blow up their vehicles.

Michael Savage has a great saying, “We need more Patton, and less Patent Leather”; This means we are now asking our soldiers and Generals to be politicians themselves, and damn the actual results. Winning? It is icing on the cake if it happens, but it is how we “look” that actually matters.

But the President’s biggest problem is that McChrystal is so typical of an Obama choice to replace “Those bad Bush people” as he seems to have been at least partially chosen based on the fact he voted for Barack Obama. Obama likes his followers. If he could have arranged to have chosen and intellectual, non-military, “War czar” he would have, but that would have been impossible.

One has to wonder if less vocal versions of McChrystal aren’t all over the military, and in other areas of the Government. Sure, many of the President’s inner circle are former (and current) radicals the same as he. But, many are simply people who work for the sake of the nation–and incompetence is only tolerable to a point before one begins to at least mutter under their breath.

McChrystal, regardless of if he is forced to resign or stays, should be a warning sign to the President: You are destroying your legacy via your own self-absorption. The once loving crowds are now groaning at his every self-lauditory speech, and his every talk about how smart his people are. It is like having a boss who likes to talk up himself as you lose market share each year, and has a protective layer of sycophants to guard his naked incompetence via sighs and “oohs”.

Eventually, the God-like man falls to earth, with burned wings…


  1. June 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Daedalus, the mythical first king of Athens was self-absorbed to the point where he thought himself invincible. As his reign and his ever increasing narcissism and envy led him in the wrong direction, eventually he was exiled. During his exile, he was ordered to build a Labyrinth in order to trap the dreaded Minotaur. While in exile, Daedalus sired a son Icarus, with the beautiful Naucrate.

    Daedalus betrayed King Minos and was imprisoned along with Icarus within the very labyrinth. Determined to escape, he fashioned wings made of feathers and wax. As they began to make their escape, Icarus, now overjoyed with the feeling of flight rose to levels above and beyond safe limits.

    As the sun’s brilliant rays blazed, the flight of Icarus was doomed as his wings of feathers and wax began to melt, his endeavor became futile… and the airborne Icarus of myth and legend came falling from the sky into the Aegean Sea.

    • June 29, 2010 at 3:24 pm

      Well written, Mystery. And it appears that the President is getting high enough to see the wax melt.

  2. June 25, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Personally, I think McChrystal did this on purpose, possibly seeing it as his only way out of the dilemma that is working for an incompetant nincompoop. However, I’ve read the article and there were no quotes attributed to McChrystal that I noticed, just his staff.
    On the other hand, look at the reversal of EVERYone in the CONgress and MSM at the appointment of General Petraeus- who not so long ago was branded by all the lib democraps and half the populace as General Betray-us. Of course, now that the wind is blowing a new direction, the Soros gang is singing a different tune. Petraeus had beeter keep a close eye on his Six. Again, had I been Petraeus, I’d have told the Dark Lord to take his job and shove it where his head is at.
    Shy III

    • June 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm

      Agreed, Jim. I also think that McChrystal was unusual because he considered himself a Liberal. This certainly made him feel that “Rolling Stone” would treat him with some level of brotherly respect, foolishly misunderstanding that the military is always the enemy of these people. That was a great part of his undoing.

  3. themadjewess
    August 4, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    MANOMIGHTY I LOVE that scene!

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