Lost in the self-righteous scrum of negative opinion concerning Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s mouthing off to “Rolling Stone” was the fact that this was a very good day for freedom of the press.
|By: Anne-Marie Otey Wednesday June 23, 2010 7:15 pm|
|By: Spencer Ackerman Sunday February 21, 2010 4:45 pm|
Jon Landay has a very good piece about Gen. McChrystal overruling his officers’ judgment in eastern Afghanistan about closing two remote military outposts that “were worthless and too costly to defend.” An official investigation into a deadly insurgent attack on one of them last fall ignored McChrystal’s role in the decision and appears to hang out to dry the colonel and the lieutenant colonel who wanted the bases shuttered. That’s wrong and can’t be allowed to happen. But McChrystal’s judgment in this case appears to be on the continuum between defensible and solid.
|By: Spencer Ackerman Sunday February 14, 2010 7:32 am|
At least McChrystal and ISAF didn’t follow in the footsteps of some of their predecessors and stall/make excuses/deny responsibility for the error.