Tuesday, June 22, 2010

If the Story is True, McChrystal Must be Fired.

Rolling Stone is running a story that claims General Stanley McChrystal is openly critical of the administration and its policies. There are quotes in the story attributed to the General and his aides which if true, constitute gross insubordination.

McChrystal is by all accounts an outstanding tactician and leader of men. In substance, I agree with his frustration with this administration and his skepticism as to their basic competence...and that's compleately beside the point. The absolute primacy of civilian leadership is the paramount issue. For better or worse, Obama's in charge and his generals need to salute and say "Yes sir!" or resign in disgust and write a tell-all book.

Unless he can show the article is demonstrably false, McChrystal needs to be fired.