GENERAL DROPS BOMBSHELL ON OBAMA - TELLS
ROLLING STONE "UNIMPRESSED" WITH PRESIDENT
AFTER FIRST MEETING - SAYS AMBASSADOR KARL
EIKENBERRY "BETRAYED" HIM - TOP AIDES CALL
SECURITY ADVISOR JIM JONES "A CLOWN"
MOCK VICE-PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN - McCHRYSTAL
SAYS AFGHAN LEADER KARZAI "UNRELIABLE"
REAL ENEMY "THOSE WIMPS IN THE WHITE HOUSE"
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Not since Gen. Douglas MacArthur defied President Harry Truman during the Korean War, has an American commander in the field so openly criticized the occupant of the White House. In a stunning, and frankly nonsensical "on the record" interview with left-leaning ROLLING STONE, Gen. Stanley McChrystal threw down the gauntlet in front of Barack Hussein Obama and created a situation where the former community organizer from Chicago will have to fire his top general in Afghanistan.
First of all, let us say that McChrystal is no Gen. MacArthur, and God knows, Obama cannot remotely be compared to that great man from Independence, Mo. As much as we disagree with Obama's dithering and shameful "apology tour" slamming the USA around the world, the general knows full well you do not openly break with your commander-in-chief unless you are ready to resign or seek retirement from the military.
We have a feeling that after the smoke has cleared from McChrystal's big blunder, he will be gone, and another general brought in to take his place.
THE SELF-DESTRUCTION OF A GENERAL OFFICER
What was he thinking, or was he even thinking at all? Gen. McChrystal would have been better advised to resign his post and then go public in the media, if he thought he needed to get word to the American people. Some of the comments in the magazine article border on idiocy. Perhaps McChrystal has been under too much pressure and snapped. The war is not going well and the axe would have fallen on him anyway, but later than sooner. Why go down in flames with a publication not known for being friendly to the military?
Here's some of the comments that won't please the commander-in-chief. When he first met Obama - for all of ten minutes - McChrystal told ROLLING STONE he was singularly "unimpressed." The flag officer felt the president should have been better prepared. "It was just a photo op," McChrystal griped.
In the magazine piece, the general mocks the vice-president as "Joe Bite-Me," Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke - "Oh, no. Not another one of his e-mails. I don't want to even read it." - and calls Afghan leader Hamid Karzai "unreliable."
McChrystal's aides went on the record with ROLLING STONE, dubbing former Marine Commandant Jim Jones "a clown." They said their boss knows who the real enemy is - "those wimps in the White House."
The general forever burned his bridges with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry. McChrystal blasted the retired flag officer for "betraying" him in regard to policy on the timetable for eventual withdrawal of troops from the country. No way can Obama keep his ambassador in place after a crack like that, unless McChrystal gets the boot soon. We think he will.
CLINTON AND GATES PRO-McCHRYSTAL
The top general does have his supporters - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Obama "yes-man," Defense Secretary Robert Gates. But Biden, Eikenberry and Jones will be out for blood. Loose-cannon Karzai won't be happy, either. MilitaryCorruption.com and the "mainstream media" have got a whiff of how big a scandal this story could be. The only alternative for McChrystal now, is to put in his papers before he is fired.
An hour after the interview was released, McChrystal tried to do "damage control," but it was way too late.
"I extend my sincerest apology," he said. "It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened. Throughout my career, I have lived by the principles of personal honor and professional integrity. What is reflected in this article falls far short of that standard."
The general went on to say he had "enormous respect and admiration for President Obama and the national security team."
If you buy that bilge, dear reader, we have a bridge to sell you real cheap in Brooklyn. McChrystal is quoted in ROLLING STONE saying he told Obama he'd "voted for him" in 2008. If that's the truth, then we have all the evidence we need that this general is indeed nuts.
The magazine called their provocative article "The Runaway General." We suggest "The Crazy General" would be more like it. Despite a long and honorable career in the Army, Stan McChrystal has committed professional suicide in front of the whole world.