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General McChrystal given a stern talking to for daring to point out the truth and not Obama’s version.

How dare he tell the truth!!!!  How dare he point out that Obama is sitting on his ass as soldiers die!!!!  How dare he show how Obama is not a leader of men, but a political hack with no love of this country, our image abroad, or our military!!!!

I find it interesting that he spent about as much time bitching out General McChrystal as he did talking to him about the situation in Afghanistan.  Honestly though, I am sure that bitching him out was much more important to Obama.  Saving face is much more important than actually winning in Afghanistan.  As he said, he’s not interested in victory.

One word comes to mind when reading the account of how President Obama is “furious” with US General Stanley McChrystal over his speech on Afghanistan.

The word is “feckless.”

Via the Telegraph:

According to sources close to the administration, Gen McChrystal shocked and angered presidential advisers with the bluntness of a speech given in London last week. The next day he was summoned to an awkward 25-minute face-to-face meeting on board Air Force One on the tarmac in Copenhagen, where the president had arrived to tout Chicago’s unsuccessful Olympic bid.

Gen James Jones, the national security adviser, yesterday did little to allay the impression the meeting had been awkward.

Asked if the president had told the general to tone down his remarks, he told CBS: “I wasn’t there so I can’t answer that question. But it was an opportunity for them to get to know each other a little bit better. I am sure they exchanged direct views.”

An adviser to the administration said: “People aren’t sure whether McChrystal is being naïve or an upstart. To my mind he doesn’t seem ready for this Washington hard-ball and is just speaking his mind too plainly.”
In London, Gen McChrystal, who heads the 68,000 US troops in Afghanistan as well as the 100,000 Nato forces, flatly rejected proposals to switch to a strategy more reliant on drone missile strikes and special forces operations against al-Qaeda.

He told the Institute of International and Strategic Studies that the formula, which is favoured by Vice-President Joe Biden, would lead to “Chaos-istan”.

When asked whether he would support it, he said: “The short answer is: No.”

He went on to say: “Waiting does not prolong a favorable outcome. This effort will not remain winnable indefinitely, and nor will public support.”

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