Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Had to Be Done
I'm glad to see the President do the right thing with respect to General McChrystal. Even though it is not acceptable to have a commanding general's in open disagreement with the president having a general and his key staff actually mocking the President is an unpardonable sin. If President Obama had left McChrystal in command it would have sorely weakened his status as commander-in-chief. The 'war' in Afghanistan is not one you can win. The Taliban and their drastic Islam is embedded in huge swaths of the population and they will never be gone. There is no Al-Qeada presence in the country and the Taliban won't allow them to reestablish it. We need to disengage ourselves with the utmost haste. The sooner we admit this the better.