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    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    If the President is a good leader, he'll know where the problems lie, or will find out if he doesn't know. The military leadership has access to the President, but their immediate boss is the SecDef.
    Wouldn't want that job, your boss changes every time the political winds do.
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    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    All I have to say on this matter is if Gen. McCrystal really felt that the Obama Adm was as inept as he thinks it is, he should have addressed his concerns directly to the President or at least to SecDef. His comments to the media at the most should have been, "...whether I agree or disagree with the President's policy concerning the war effort is irrelevant. He is my CinC; my job is to carryout his orders to the best of my ability," and move on. And if he truly felt he couldn't do that, he should have resigned. A Warrior's Warrior knows this all too well.

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    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Wouldn't want that job, your boss changes every time the political winds do.
    No thanks.
    Well, alrighty then.
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    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Well, alrighty then.
    It was a genuine question though, I'm pretty ignorant on that subject.
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    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    This sucks. McChrystal is probably our best hope for any meaningful success in Afghanistan, but what he's done is inexcusable. He has apologized, because he knows that military commanders just don't criticize their elected bosses - at least not publicly. It undermines our system of a military serving elected civilians, and it's a recipe for a military coup. I'm a big fan of McChrystal, but if Obama gives him the boot, I can't say it's the wrong choice. It just sucks.
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    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    If the article is accurate, he should be fired for conduct unbecoming an Officer. You don't air dirty laundry about the Chain of Command... some of that stuff reads like high school level drama llama crap.

    However, I think it also says a lot about Obama's Admin and the failures of proper leadership going on there. If half of what they said is true, the WH is seriously dysfunctional.
    agreed, McChrystal has done three stupid things

    1) He voted for a moron like Obama who clearly was the worst choice of the two candidates to be CiC

    2) He gave an interview with a magazine that is a well known hotbed of anti military moonbats

    3) he talked out of school

    Now if he didn't want having as his superior a bunch of leftwing idiots he should have resigned



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    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    2) He gave an interview with a magazine that is a well known hotbed of anti military moonbats
    This part surprised me as well. If you're going to talk **** about Obama, that's one thing. If you're going to do it in front of a reporter, that's another. But a reporter for Rolling Stone, to whom he apparently granted substantial access?

    Was the reporter from The Daily Worker sick?
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    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I guess that's why I'm not much of a fan of military procedure, it needs to be more flexible when there are loose links.
    The concept of the chain of command did not happen by accident. It is there for a good reason. Each step up the chain of command has more responsibilities, and the step before is to weed out those things that the next step should not, and does not have time to handle.
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    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The concept of the chain of command did not happen by accident. It is there for a good reason. Each step up the chain of command has more responsibilities, and the step before is to weed out those things that the next step should not, and does not have time to handle.
    I understand, I think that there should be more room for criticism when time allows.
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    re: Gen. McChrystal's job hangs in the balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I understand, I think that there should be more room for criticism when time allows.
    The ability to get criticism up the chain of command is there. It is just not unlimited, or the people higher in the chain would be dealing with stupid **** continuously.
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