McChrystal knew what he was doing.
by Queensamiam
<p><span class="postbody"><strong><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">This is an interesting take on&nbsp;strategy:&nbsp;<br /><br /></span></em></strong><br /><br />OFF THE WALL <br /><br />Harold Katz <br /><br />Am I the only one in this country that thinks that General Stanley McChrystal is a very smart man and he knew exactly what he was doing when he gave Rolling <br /><br />Stone Magazine access to himself and his staff? &nbsp; <br /><br />What would you do if you were commander of a war in which your orders of operation precluded firing of the first shot in a war zone? </span></p> <p><span class="postbody">What would you do if your soldiers were ordered not to chamber the first round in their weapon when they went on patrol? &nbsp; <br /><br />What if you felt there was no way to win fighting under Obama's rules of engagement? &nbsp; <br /><br />What if you knew that these orders were going to mean many deaths amongst your men and women, with June bringing the largest death toll of the war in Afghanistan?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><br /></span></p> <p><span class="postbody">What if you knew you couldn't quit in the middle of the war and if you did you would <br /><br />become a bum in the eyes of the public? &nbsp;What if you didn't want any more deaths on your conscience? <br /><br />So a story gets written by an admitted leftist and the President has no choice but to <br /><br />relieve you of command. &nbsp;What are the consequences of this action? <br /><br />General McChrystal retires on a great pension. &nbsp;He has his reputation intact. &nbsp;Everyone who dislikes Obama will consider McChrystal a hero. &nbsp; <br /><br />Someone on TV said that he would never have to pay for another drink at a bar or pay for a round of golf, assuming he plays golf. &nbsp; <br /><br />Once his pension papers are signed and he is discharged he goes on the speaking circuit at $100,000 per speech. <br /><br />Now some of you may think this is distasteful, but I think it very clever and who knows how far this will take him in politics. &nbsp;It's about time we had someone who was smart, had the discipline of the military, and in my mind is an ethical and shrewd man who got out of a bad situation and will be able to capitalize on it. &nbsp; <br /><br />I could go on, but then it would become a political commentary and I want to keep it at a pure level of being smart enough to extract yourself from a lose-lose situation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="postbody">Who of you wouldn't have done the same thing? <br /><br />I salute General McChrystal and I'm sure we will soon be hearing many stories from the man who knows what he's doing. <br /><br /><em>(Harold L. Katz is a partner in an accounting firm in Los Angeles)</em><br /><br />_________________<br /><br /><strong>God Bless American, and what it stands for.</strong></span></p>
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