Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Obama's Big Leadership Test

By now everyone has likely heard about Gen. Stanley McCrystal's interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, where he said some disparaging things about the president, the VP and others.
If Obama, the Commander in Chief, tolerates this blatant insubordination without firing this weasel, then he's proven that he's too spineless to lead this nation--especially while there are wars in progress.
Even when Bush 43 was president, he was still commander in chief. I doubt he would have tolerated McChrystal's candor.
What do you think?


Dusty said...

I think the General either has huge balls the size of the gusher in the gulf or is about as intelligent as a dandelion.

Distributorcap said...

i think mcC is gone - but i will always believe that between the words - mcc was saying - the n***** in the white house is ruining my war

nonnie9999 said...

i bet he was drunk.

Anonymous said...

He shoulda been loooong gone when his orchestration of the Pat Tillman coverup was exposed. Obama's pathological insistence on trying to make family pets out of GOP roadkill kept Stanley around long past his expiration date, he reeks and needs to go.

Iain said...

He should go. It sound like he has an emperor-complex, probably massaged by not hearing people say "no" to him very often, or as the article alludes to, blatantly kissing his backside.

The unelected military needs to be reminded about who is in charge.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Good, Obama fired the chump.
People say they're worried that with McCrystal gone things will get fucked up in Afghanistan.
Well, guess what? They're already fucked up.
Time to bring the troops home and leave those idiots alone.

Lulu, the Dewey Dame said...

Sounds as if the military has a habit of dissing "the suits"--understandable, but yakking about it to the Rolling Stone is just dumb.

What were they thinking? that they'd emerge as cool?

bigsis said...

I'm impressed that O had the balls to ditch this disrespectful asshole.

I agree, let's get the hell out of places we aren't wanted and don't want to be.

Karen Zipdrive said...

That McChrystal and his aides spoke so candidly to Rolling Stone, of all magazines, tells me his judgment is completely shot to hell.
That could explain why the war in Afghanistan has continued to be a quagmire of Biblical proportions.

Anonymous said...

the backstory i heard is they ended up hanging for a long time because of the ash from the volcano and somebody got the idea that it would be cool to show off for the rolling stoners, typical nerds trying to wax cool

Fran said...

I view it as rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. They are all Bush 2's men-- McChrystal or Petreaus - it's all the same.
A war that can't be won, run by Bush warhawks.