The recent article that Michael Hastings published in Rolling Stone Magazine about General Stanley McChrystal and his Senior Media Aid, Duncan Boothby is now history. So is the fact that President Obama accepted McChrystal’s letter of resignation, and replaced him with General David Petraeus.
But what are the “missing pieces” of this puzzle?
General Stanley McChrystal is no dummy. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, and a son of Major General Herbert J. Mc Chrystal, he is a very perceptive, wise, shrewd and keen strategist, not likely to be duped by a liberal writer from Rolling Stone.
General McChrystal was the commander of “the most secretive force in the U.S. military”, the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Under his command the JSOC captured Saddam Hussein in 2003 and his forces were responsible for the death of Abu Musab-Zarqawi, leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
No, an obscure writer from a far-left magazine did not out-smart General McChrystal. He allowed his statements to be made public for a reason.
So what is behind this?
Much, much, more.
It is no secret that most members of the U.S. military have a great disdain and contempt for Obama and many of the namby-pamby government civilian workers in Washington, D.C. And it is not just the “grunts” who despise these elites. The contempt and insolence runs all the way to the top, and most U.S. citizens feel the same way.
McChrystal has made a very clear and powerful statement. And he did it on purpose. He has let the world know that men who are warriors and daring fighters, deeply loathe the pathetic superiors they are forced to serve. Imagine having as our Commander in Chief a man who has never held down a job. Imagine having to answer to someone who would rather court martial you for killing or torturing the enemy on a battlefield, rather than pinning a medal of honor on your chest.
Split-second decisions are needed on the front lines of battle. If you have to worry about being called back home to face trial, that split-second of hesitation could mean your death or the death of a comrade. The normal pressures of war are enough. Our valiant and courageous troops should not have to have the added burden of facing a liberal lawyer back in the states.
McChrystal has sent a very clear message to those of us who are still able to think for ourselves and can read between the lines. He did not make a mistake; he did it to awaken America to the fact that our President is weakening our nation on purpose. The General has drawn a line in the sand, and his refusal to cow-tow to a wicked administration is one of the most heroic acts of our time. History will prove him to be a champion, which he certainly is.
The General still runs 7-8 miles a day, eats one meal a day, and sleeps four hours a night!