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Did Obama make a mistake by firing General McChrystal considering the importance of the Kandahar operation?

The Afghans seem to trust him more than any other US official (military or non-military). And he was about to spearhead HIS operational plan for Kandahar. And this is the second wartime general he has fired since taking office. Wasn't the last time a wartime general was sacked (before Obama) was General MacArthur during the Korean War in the early 50s.

Asked By: - 6/23/2010
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Depends on how you define mistake... More
Answered By: Not having an Obasm - 6/23/2010
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No, because this fits his totalitarian communist agenda.
Answered By: nathan z - 6/23/2010
 
Of course not. Since when does one General stop a war ?
Answered By: Joe - 6/23/2010
 
You must be joking. For every McChrystal in the army there are dozens who aspire to his job and who are emminently qualified. The real brains in the army these days is not McChrystal, but Petraeus. He will be adequately replaced by someone else who will carry out the Petraeus Plan and no one will miss his... More
Answered By: Mr. Magoo - 6/23/2010
 
I think Obama made a mistake thinking that he could actually run a country.
Answered By: Big Tom - 6/23/2010
 
Mistake? No, it will undermine the operation. Wait. Did you think Obama wanted the operation to work?
Answered By: Peace through blinding force - 6/23/2010
 
I don't know. Is it a mistake for a man who could NEVER earn a commission himself to have the White House handed to him on a silver platter, and be given total authority over military men who worked hard for years to achieve their rank and position... More
Answered By: ProtoformX - 6/23/2010
 
In my opinion, I think Obama did make a mistake. We already know McChrystal has made more advancements in the last 9 years than anyone else and was qualified for the job. Now, the problem I have with Obama is that he's never served in the military, he's not away from his family, and he's not fighting in the war. If... More
Answered By: kem - 6/23/2010
 
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