posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:50 AM
I'm just gonna copy and paste what I put in the other thread. McChrystal was completely out of line. Nor is this Vietnam, the brass there did not
publicly run their mouths without consequence either.
Originally posted by theability
Ahh do I smell dissent among the High echelon of the ranks?
No, you smell insubordination.
Seriously, this is the beginning of a much larger issue, if the Generals are being snooty they the troops will follow and then?
This is not the beginning of anything. One is allowed their own personal opinions. However, when one is in the military expressing those opinions can
land you in hot water. It has always been that way.
If he got sacked he would be one of several who have been sacked for such behavior. You don't talk crap about your boss in earshot. That's common
sense. I personally think the guy should have been fired back in fall when he started running his mouth about the surge. He does not know how to
conduct himself. Unlike Patton, who actually had winning strategy and vast intelligence, McChrystal is just a wannabe. Even Patton didn't get away
with running his mouth. Believe me, a lot of the troops don't like the general. I hear it all the time.
There is a certain standard of behavior expected out of officers in the military. This guy is not living up to it. I'm an Army brat, my daddy was is,
my sister was in, my brother is in, even my husband is in it. Trust me, I know the standards. Don't run your mouth on camera or in print if you want
to keep your job. It's been that way since the service began.
Edit cause I want to make something very clear: This guy should fax his papers in before the plane hits the runway. He demands respect from his
subordinates (which he should) yet his disrespects his superior officer? He shows a complete lack of respect for the UCMJ, the chain of command and
basic military bearing. He ought to be sorry and he should go retire. Don't even get started on the Tillman affair. It just pisses me off that our
Army has a leader who apparently can't get above frat-boy behavior.
[edit on 22-6-2010 by antonia]