The McChrystal Quandary
The Hiller Instinct: The McChrystal Quandary
The President, of course, has the power to fire McChrystal, but, if he does, what does that say about his judgment, since he picked McChrystal to run the war in Afghanistan. But if he keep McChrystal, won't that make him look weak, given the General's insubordinate comments?
So the President is trapped by a war of words within a real war and, whatever he does, he'll be viciously criticized. And he'll deserve that criticism because he's tried to act as if we're not at war -- rarely mentioning its cost in lives, or dollars, or disappointment.
There are people who think you have to feel sorry for the President, who's confronting what seems to be crisis after crisis.
I don't agree with that, but I do believe he's being pounded by problems, and that the last thing he needs is another one.
But that's just what he's got, and he can't blame this one on George Bush.
I’m Andy Hiller, and that’s my instinct.
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