posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 01:42 PM
Wow! I never really knew about General Stanley McChrystal's past and his successes in Iraq after the invasion and during his successor in
Afghanistan, David Petraeus's surge. He sounds like one of our best when it comes to mingling among the natives and taking them out if necessary. How
I see the flap that took his command, the general did not say anything exclusively about the President; but his subordinates did. I could be wrong
Looking at the general's past escapades as a "Snake Eater," in Iraq; it seems his approach is what is appropriate for Afghanistan. Strategic
strikes, a light nimble force doing the brunt work, and the regular military available for support operations. Apparently, he is a "soldier's
soldier," because he jumped on the grenade for his men. He could have distanced himself from it as other Generals have done, but he did not.
Moreover, he accepted the burden of his command. A special ops soldier works better from behind the scenes anyway. That is how they have always done
business, and are known for their flamboyant nature compared to regular service.
Still what went on concerning the General was walking the line of insubordination, even if it did not come from him exclusively. Hopefully, he will be
sent back in some capacity in a support role or as an adviser to General Petraeus? It would be sad if he retires and we lose his expertise on counter
insurgency operations. We will just have to wait and see. Regardless of the political circus surrounding General McChrystal, he had one impressive