Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Why McChrystal MUST Be Fired

McChrystal MUST be fired, for two reasons:

  1. Civilian command of the military MUST be protected. That's what separates us from 3rd world countries. Any fracture in that foundation will severely weaken civilian rule of law.
  2. Anything short of firing McChrystal will make Obama look weak and as though he has no control over his generals. This would be an exceedingly dangerous position for a sitting Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to be in. It will also only give truth McChrystal's statements.

Allowing him to resign will not do. Simply demoting him will not do. Obama MUST fire McChrystal (but a nice little demotion on the way out would really make a point that insubordinate generals will pay dearly for insubordination!)

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