A military friend told me that General McChrystal was among the most highly regarded senior officers in the American military. Now, according to a Washington Post story, it seems he has to play McClellan to Obama’s Lincoln, that is, an intelligent and effective officer forced to work with immoral and incapable political leaders.
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