Thursday, June 24, 2010
To the surprise of no one and the delight of the Taliban, a petulant and frowny-faced Barack Obama fired our top military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, because the alleged president wasn't happy about remarks the General's staffers made about Washington while drinking with a reporter from Rolling Stone magazine.
The president insists that in a time of war, lack of respect can not and will not be tolerated - which is why he replaced McChrystal with Army General David Petraeus, who liberals in Washington respectfully called "General Betray-us" when he was leading war efforts in Iraq. And in fact, when Republicans offered up a resolution condemning the "General Betray-us" slur, both Barack Obama and Joe Biden refused to support it.
And so, in these strange days of Hope n' Change, we now have a wartime president whose thinking and strategy are coming out of the pages of Rolling Stone. Which no doubt offers a certain nostalgia to a president who admits that he spent the years when he could have served in the military "rolling stoned."