I hope General McChrystal doesn’t lose his job over this, but he knows Obama doesn’t have the mettle to stick it out in AfPak as long as we need to. God Bless the troops and the people of Afghanistan, especially the women.
The General revealed all we feared about Obama was true, he is over his head. One person got compliments in the Rolling Stone piece and it must have BURNED Rolling Stones’ axxes to have to print even a blurb:
Only Hillary Clinton receives good reviews from McChrystal’s inner circle. “Hillary had Stan’s back during the strategic review,” says an adviser. “She said, ‘If Stan wants it, give him what he needs.’ ”
TOTUS is over his head, out of his league and it shows:
The general first encountered Obama a week after he took office, when the president met with a dozen senior military officials in a room at the Pentagon known as the Tank. According to sources familiar with the meeting, McChrystal thought Obama looked “uncomfortable and intimidated” by the roomful of military brass. Their first one-on-one meeting took place in the Oval Office four months later, after McChrystal got the Afghanistan job, and it didn’t go much better. “It was a 10-minute photo op,” says an adviser to McChrystal. “Obama clearly didn’t know anything about him, who he was. Here’s the guy who’s going to run his fucking war, but he didn’t seem very engaged. The Boss was pretty disappointed.”