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Who’s driving this bus?

Dear Editor:

Apparently, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, current former commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), graduated from West Point Country Day School rather than the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Even the lowest military recruit knows better than to criticize their commander in chief (president of the U.S.) in public. It prompts one to ask, “What knuckle head appointed General McChrystal?”

Turns out it was the current commander in chief, who had apparently so impressed the general with his leadership skills and military knowledge that he voted for and supported him. What could have gone wrong? Seems the general channeled the old Shel Silverstein tune, and let his desires get the better of him when he thought, “Wanna see my smilin’ face, on the cover of The Rolling Stone.”

Now that the commander in chief has the reins of leadership firmly in hand, he’s relieved Gen. McChrystal and replaced him with … wait for it now … here it comes … Gen. David Petreaus! The same Gen. David Petreaus about whom Hillary Clinton, our current secretary of state, who heroically dodged sniper fire in Bosnia, said on Sept. 12, 2007, that his progress report in Iraq required “a willing suspension of disbelief.” Moveon.org attacked Gen. David Petraeus in a Sept. 10, 2007, full-page advertisement in The New York Times (http://media.washingtonpost.com/wpsrv/politics/documents/moveon_Petraeus_NYTad.pdf), accusing him of being “constantly at war with the facts,” titled, “General Petreaus or General Betray Us?” They have since removed it from their site and are apparently saying, “Huh? What ad? Nope, wasn’t us. Must have been G. W. Bush.”

If Ms. Clinton said that his report required a “willing suspension of disbelief” and Obama’s puppeteer, George Soros, through his organ moveon.org, claimed that the general was betraying us, why in the world would the commander in chief give him command of U.S. Forces Afghanistan?

It speaks volumes about the competence, judgment, knowledge, experience and leadership skills of the current commander in chief and his munchkins. Just kidding about the volumes, only takes a single cipher and it’s less than one.

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Neal Pollack

Carbondale