So, here’s the rub from the UK Telegraph:
In London, Gen McChrystal, who heads the 68,000 US troops in Afghanistan as well as the 100,000 Nato forces, flatly rejected proposals to switch to a strategy more reliant on drone missile strikes and special forces operations against al-Qaeda.
He told the Institute of International and Strategic Studies that the formula, which is favoured by Vice-President Joe Biden, would lead to “Chaos-istan”.
When asked whether he would support it, he said: “The short answer is: No.”
He went on to say: “Waiting does not prolong a favorable outcome. This effort will not remain winnable indefinitely, and nor will public support.”
Apparently McChrystal pulling rank on Obama didn’t go over so well with the talking heads at the White House.
The remarks have been seen by some in the Obama administration as a barbed reference to the slow pace of debate within the White House.
Nice to see that “some in the Obama administration” are able to grasp the obvious....
Which leads us to this question: Just who is more qualified to call the shots in Afghanistan, the general who is actually in Afghanistan, or our spoiled, man-child president who was stupid enough to use his outside voice when he said, “I’m not interested in victory”?
This question can only be answered by a comparison of the two men.
May I present Barack Obama and General McChrystal.McChrystal:
McChrystal’s work environment:
Obama’s work environment:
McChrystal on the front lines:
Obama on the front lines:
There is MUCH more on this, (plus more great picture contrasts,) and it is ALL a must-read. Go here now, and check it out.
I know who I trust more to make crucial military decisions. How about you?