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Not every man who rises through the US Army’s officers ranks is deserving, a great man, or deserving of our respect. Some are little more than useful political tools, who rise through the ranks precisely because of their willingness to sell out their values, judgement, and more pathetically — the Soldiers they are charged with leading.
General (fired) Stanley McChrystal is the latter.
Michael Yon, a warrior for whom I do have great respect and admiration, had this reaction to the latest buffoonery emanating from McChrystal’s pie hole (via Yon’s Facebook page)
The milkooks will need to see their shrinks as they see the reality of McChrystal unfold. McChrystal is a political tool. He will fetch the paper for any President. Today it is Obama. Soon it will be someone else. This man is toxic. He is not a leader. McChrystal is the proximate cause of my unwillingness to cover the US Army in combat again. I am ready for combat, but not with an organization that limps along with someone like this running a war. Now we are using his failed time in Afghanistan as evidence of leadership. He tried to shut Burger King down, and Burger King defeated McChrystal, while the Taliban got stronger.
Do not be fooled. McChrystal failed miserably in Afghanistan.
A failed Soldier and a useful political tool. Is it any wonder that he’s lauded by the likes of Obama and his complicit media minions?
Yon’s comments are in reference to this story about McChrystal’s opposition to the second amendment:
Former Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who led the war in Afghanistan, endorsed strong gun control laws Tuesday on Morning Joe.
“I spent a career carrying typically either an M16 or an M4 Carbine. An M4 Carbine fires a .223 caliber round which is 5.56 mm at about 3000 feet per second. When it hits a human body, the effects are devastating. It’s designed for that,” McChrystal explained. “That’s what our soldiers ought to carry. I personally don’t think there’s any need for that kind of weaponry on the streets and particularly around the schools in America.”
If Obama were to order the confiscation of firearms (of any kind) owned by private citizens, and ordered the military to be the enforcement arm of his policy, McChrystal is precisely the kind of tool that would dishonor his oath to support and defend the Constitution and carry out the orders. Or, more accurately, to send young enlisted Soliders out to do his dirty work.
So of course McChrystal doesn’t think private citizens need the very types of weapons that we would use to defend ourselves from him.
Sorry, Stanley, but it’s precisely because there are dishonorable political tools like you in the senior officer ranks that the second amendment was created — not to shoot deer, but to shoot tyrants and would be tyrants.