In the end, it was a "pissin' match." The general and his advisors did not believe the President would stand strong. They put the President to the test. They thought he would back down, or offer a subordinate to discipline him. The President stood strong. The general went to a liberal rag to diss him and his VP and his administration. Perphaps he was hoping the President would cower and do nothing.
McChrystal was wrong. The President stood strong. He gave McChrystal his walking papers. He put in place a general who would follow him and support the American people.
Now McChrytal leaves in disgrace. His cheerleaders were also FIRED. McChrystal's career is wasted. The only question unanswered is WHY?
. Was he so naive to think the President would NOT stand strong?
. Was he so naive to think anyone would side with him in this argument?
. McChrystal fired his PR advisors, and rightfully so. They were wrong. They were idiots.
This is a lesson to be learned by future generals, pundits, and ALL people in politics. Learn this lesson well. Never underestimate the MAN (woman) in power!