Winning is no longer on the O-genda:
How did such a dimbulb raise up to high office?
It’s hard to say just how much American blood, the Rolling Stone General has on his hands. McChrystal was the Obama General who seemed to be running for office even on the battlefield, marketing himself as a hip cultural figure who supports Obama and listens to the right music.
McChrystal ran afoul of the left, which wanted a general’s scalp, even if it was a general who was on their side. McChrystal’s approach to disdaining the lives of American soldiers in order to win over Afghans was a bloody disaster. But now he’s back with a new book and an even more hard-core left-wing take on everything.
Not only does McChrystal feel the needÂ to mouth off on gun control, “I think the balance between protecting people and protecting rights of individuals has to protect our children and our streets as well.Â So I want a very serious conversation because to me the status quo is just not something I’m happy with.”
He’sÂ also whining about drones.
“What scares me about drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world,” he said in an interview.
McChrystal said the use of drones exacerbates a “perception of American arrogance that says, ‘Well we can fly where we want, we can shoot where we want, because we can.’”
And with that McChrystal has revealed his inner leftist. His views on the War on Terror are strictly Michael Moore stuff.
As part of al Qaeda, ‘people had the opportunity to make a difference, and that’s a powerful thing’, and in his view, there wasn’t ‘that much of a difference between the terrorists and the counter-terrorists.’ For him, both the CIA and the Base for Islamic Jihad give people the chance to be part of something greater than themselves.
How do you expect someone who sees no real difference between his side and Al Qaeda to contribute anything to the War on Terror?
I say put this man in charge:
LieutenantÂ General William G. “Jerry” BoykinÂ (retired) was the United States Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He has played a role in almost every recent major American military operation over the past four decades, serving in Grenada, Somalia, and Iraq. He is an author and taught at Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia. He is currently executive vice president at the Family Research Council.
In other news:
- Who has the time to fight jihad when there’s a battle against salt to wage?
- Same-sex domestic partners receive benefits at the expense of married heterosexual couples.