RANGER AGAINST WAR: Chrystal Clear <

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Chrystal Clear

A clever man commits
no minor blunders

Be, all that you can be

in the Army

--Army recruitment jingle


In the past, Ranger predicted General David Petraeus would be the 2012 Republican presidential candidate running on the platform, "We lost because Obama didn't fight the good fight, etc."

It is possible that he was four stars off in his prediction? Another interpretation of the current McChrystal brouhaha is that the General is intentionally forcing the moment to a crisis, to bolster his chance to run for the presidency in 2012. What could be a better vote-getter than the game plan that is presently playing out?

New, updated Ranger Prediction: If McChrystal stands up to "I know whose ass to kick" Obama and holds his ground, then this is the opening salvo in the 2012 presidential campaign.
McChrystal knows that Petraeus will be the Army Chief of Staff and that he therefore has no chance to occupy that slot.

Why not go for the gusto?
No guts, no glory.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think O keeps mcmeth on to watch his vision thing die in Afghan along with any career hopes except for tv host on faux. O a politician first and he will rub his nose in it as long as he can. He should have never put in this command to begin with but was one of cheneys buds. Then of course we should have never been in any of these wars either.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 9:27:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wrong but the war goes on with no changes. What, I schocked but not suprised.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 3:59:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


Very good analysis. As you say,

"special ops guys don't need a seat at the grand strategy tables, they don't need to be concerned with those higher questions."

As Geo. Will said today (Why McChrystal Had to Go":

"[In Afghanistan] the military's purely military tasks are secondary to the political and social tasks for which the military is ill-suited, and for which McChrystal is garishly so."

Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 2:57:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Ghost Dansing said...

wow... supermassive black hole

Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 8:31:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


Yeah, I guess that's where McC. is going.

Friday, June 25, 2010 at 1:48:00 PM GMT-5  

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