We love it. Love it.
We were at a movie (Tom Cruise’s new film Knight and Day) and just returned home.
And by golly, we realized a few moments ago that Obama had fired General Stanley McChrystal, our top military guy in Afghanistan, for conduct unbecoming a commander.
Gen.McChrystal deserved it.
Tired of seeing every two-bit skunk behave in a disrespectful manner to our President and his administration.
Just in case any of you schmucks didn’t know this, McChrystal spoke disparagingly of top administration officials in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
McChrystal will be succeeded by his boss Gen. David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command, and the man behind the troop surge in Iraq.
Here’s a brief statement by General Stanley McChrystal:
This morning the President accepted my resignation as Commander of U.S. and NATO Coalition Forces in Afghanistan. I strongly support the President’s strategy in Afghanistan and am deeply committed to our coalition forces, our partner nations, and the Afghan people. It was out of respect for this commitment — and a desire to see the mission succeed — that I tendered my resignation.
It has been my privilege and honor to lead our nation’s finest.
All that said, we think the U.S. has no hope in Afghanistan.
But there are few good exit options left here.
Looks like we’re staring at another defeat unless a miracle happens between now and Obama’s July 2011 deadline to start pulling out of Afghanistan.
The Rolling Stone Interview that Cost Stanley McChrystal his job.