Originally posted by HunkaHunka
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
reply to post by Doc Velocity
The only reason General Stanley McChrystal is being torn apart is he is trying to fight
a war which cannot be fought and he spoke his mind.
Uh noo.. that's not the issue... its the fact he spoke his mind to a REPORTER!
This isn't how American Generals should behave...
No matter whether he spoke his mind or spoke to a reporter the same would have happened.
The difference is the delivery and how the message gets out.
While he may have commented to Rolling Stone
the Administration knew his mind, they do not allow someone to McChrystal's position, without
knowing exactly where they stand and how they will act.
The political manueverings of Washington D.C. are many.
Whether McChrystal did this to state his opinion, to get himself out of the front, or if someone intentionally wanted him gone is yet to be seen.
He had the right to speak but his critical comments can come across as malicious.
Whether it was or was not his original intent.
Personally, I have thought Obama was a joke, before he got elected.
I gave him the benefit of the doubt, considering I had never heard of him prior to running as a Presidential nominee, however, he has proven me
Obama is a joke.
America is seeing it, BP PLC is seeing it, but the problem comes when the people of the world begin seeing it, because unlike McChrsytal, when the
International Community begins seeing weakness in our President, the sharks will begin circling, and there's blood in the water now.
And Obama is being seen as not only a joke but a weak man.
Whether I agree with Obama or McChrystal, or not, I see this as yet another weakness Obama is showing, in not acting immediately, diplomacy only goes