McChrystal to Administration – “STFU I explained”
I don’t know where I first saw the “STFU I explained” deal but it makes me laugh so I had to work it into a post.
Now to the main point of the post. Today in a speech to the International Institute of Strategic Studies General McChrystal rejected calls for a smaller military mission in Afghanistan, essentially throwing down a gauntlet to the Obama administration. The question now is what’s going to happen when push comes to shove. If the administration insists on denying troops / reducing objectives will McChrystal resign? if McChrystal keeps talking out will Obama demand his resignation?
It really gets interesting when you consider that today Gates said he isn’t sure that counter-insurgency is the right strategy, quite a change from 6 months ago. At least he hasn’t signed on with Biden’s ignorance. Thank God for small favors.