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Wed, Jun. 30th, 2010, 11:38 am
White House to let McChrystal retire with 4 stars, and why they're doing this

White House to let McChrystal retire with 4 stars - http://is.gd/da6rW - WHY they're doing this - http://is.gd/da6ok

Wed, Jun. 30th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
sjo

Considering he could have been court martialed, that's rather tolerant of them.

Wed, Jun. 30th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
basilwhite

If they court-martialed the flag officer, he'd testify as to why the program was broken before he got there.

Also the POTUS would have trouble finding a replacement. You have to keep the promise of no consequences to entice the next person to take the job. See Walter Reed.

Thu, Jul. 1st, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
five_hole

Yup. Spot on