Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Does Gen. McChrystal have buyer's remorse with Obama?

It's all over the internet today ... Gen. Stanley McChrystal's interview with Rolling Stone magazine where a reporter had access to McChrystal's inner circle, reporting on private banter between McChrystal and his aides. The fallout today has McChrystal on his way home to face the President of the United States.

Byron York thinks McChrystal's real offense has to do with policy for soldiers who have boots-on-the-ground:
... the bigger problem with McChrystal’s leadership has always been the general’s devotion to unreasonably restrictive rules of engagement that are resulting in the unnecessary deaths of American and coalition forces. We have had many, many accounts of the rules endangering Americans ...
Mr. York then relays an example to back up his opinion. He then shares a conversation with a military man who said McChrystal was an accident waiting to happen.

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