President Obama needs to thank Gen. Stanley McChrystal for his decades of brave and selfless service, then fire him.
The contempt the general plainly has for his civilian superiors cannot be tolerated. If a corporal spoke that way about a captain, or a captain spoke that way about a colonel, it would be curtains. The same standard must be applied to the general who is leading 94,000 American troops in combat.
By now we all know the reckless and inflammatory comments: McChrystal and his team thinks Obama is disengaged, that Vice President Joe Biden's real name is "Bite Me," and national security adviser (and retired four-star Marine general) Jim Jones is "a clown." Afghan ambassador (and retired three-star Army general) Karl Eikenberry "covers his flank for the history books [so] if we fail he can say, 'I told you so.' "
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