05 October 2009

McChrystal should go

Here. This is simple. General McChrystal should be ordered to resign. (Cf. Truman vis-a-vis Douglas MacArthur). This isn't an issue of whether you agree with McChrystal (I don't), or whether Obama will eventually order more troops in Afghanistan (I hope he doesn't; there's no plausible U.S. interest there any longer). It's that a general doesn't make policy, and doesn't go around making speeches contradicting the president or vice-president. He's not a private citizen. He's the president's general officer. Any general who does this should fully expect to be fired.

1 comment:

  1. David,

    This comment of yours is in 2-point type. Kick it up to at least 10-point and I'll read it.



Gyromantic Informicon. Comments are not moderated. If you encounter a problem, please go to home page and follow directions to send me an e-mail.